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Encounter: Essays

Encounter: Essays

by Milan Kundera

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Overview

“Cultivated, worldly, charming and spirited…Kundera’s values are sane and humane; his impulses generous; his taste, overall, unimpeachable.” - Phillip Lopate, San Francisco Chronicle

Encounter is the latest addition to the acclaimed body of literary criticism from beloved author Milan Kundera (The Unbearable Lightness of Being, The Book of Laughter and Forgetting). Novelist Russell Banks writes, “Not since Henry James, perhaps, has a fiction writer examined the process of writing with such insight, authority, and range of reference and allusion.” In Encounter, Kundera brilliantly reflects on some of his signature themes and old loves (Rabelais, Fellini, Janacek, Malaparte), on literature, on morality, and on the transformation of civilization as we know it.



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ISBN-13: 9780061894435
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 10/04/2011
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Milan Kundera is the author of the novels The Joke, Farewell Waltz, Life Is Elsewhere, The Book of Laughter and Forgetting, The Unbearable Lightness of Being, and Immortality, and the short-story collection Laughable Loves—all originally written in Czech. His most recent novels Slowness, Identity, and Ignorance, as well as his nonfiction works The Art of the Novel, Testaments Betrayed, The Curtain, and Encounter, were originally written in French.

Hometown:

Paris, France

Date of Birth:

April 1, 1929

Place of Birth:

Brno, Czechoslovakia

Education:

Undergraduate degree in philosophy, Charles University, Prague, 1952

What People are Saying About This

John Simon

“I can’t imagine reading this book without being challenged and instructed, amused, amazed and aroused, and ultimately delighted.”

Michael S. Roth

“A commanding, compelling collection…Kundera’s essays express enduring aesthetic loyalties and provide unexpected aesthetic sparks that remind readers of a fuller range of authentic thought and feeling.”

Phillip Lopate

“Cultivated, worldly, charming and spirited…Kundera’s values are sane and humane; his impulses generous; his taste, overall, unimpeachable.”

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