The Curtain: An Essay in Seven Parts

The Curtain: An Essay in Seven Parts

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The Curtain is a seven-part essay by Milan Kundera, along with The Art of the Novel and Testaments Betrayed composing a type of trilogy of book-length essays on the European novel....

Title:The Curtain: An Essay in Seven Parts
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780060841867
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    The Curtain: An Essay in Seven Parts Reviews

  • Glenn Russell

    Robert Musil Literature Museum in Klagenfurt, Austria - French street-artist Jef Aérosol did these three spray-paint portraits: Christine Lavant (left), Ingeborg Bachmann (middle) and Robert Musil (r...

  • Jibran

    "Every novelist that writes today is actually in dialogue with his predecessors."Milan Kundera, who in my estimation is a great novelist, transmits that fascinating dialogue to the readers in this col...

  • Sidharth Vardhan

    To anyone who may be interested in or has already read and enjoyed this book, I highly recommend 'The Art of Novel' from same author - preferably read that one before this book. The Art of Novel explo...

  • Shweta Kumar

    A must read for any writer who is serious about the craft of writing and about the history of the novel in particular. So wonderfully written, that I dare not even attempt a review. In the curtain, Mi...

  • Jonfaith

    Later, in the 1960s, philosophers would talk about the modern world in which everything had turned into spectacle: demonstrations, wars, and even love; through this “quick and sagacious penetration...

  • Girish

    "For it is clear immediately: human life as such is a defeat. All we can do in the face of that ineluctable defeat called life is to try to understand it. That - that is the raison d'être of the art ...

  • Jenbebookish

    Kundera is…Kundera. He's brilliant. Of course I prefer his novels, I've never been a big short story or essay lover, but Kundera is just..GENIUS. 'Nuff said....

  • Ben Winch

    Lately I've been reading a lot about the craft of fiction - James Wood's How Fiction Works, Paris Review interviews, even Stephen King's On Writing - but this is something different, not so much about...

  • David

    Almost twenty years ago I read The Book of Laughter and Forgetting, then the Unbearable Lightness of Being (before the movie), The Joke and Life is Elsewhere. Then I lost track of the impressionable C...

  • Jamie

    Oh I feel smarter for having read it, but I've got to be honest, it's much too...(sad to say) French-oriented. Not that I don't love France--I do. And not that I don't feel a certain interior pleasure...