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The Art of the Novel by Milan Kundera
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Jul 03, 2010

it was amazing
bookshelves: non-fiction

This author is amazing! There is really no other way to put it.

He has inspired me to read so many other authors: Kafka, Proust, Broch, Descartes, Balzac, Flaubert, Voltaire, Mann, Musil...Lions and Tigers and Bears, OH MY!!

I would recomend this book to anyone who is interested in this author. I've only read one other book by Kundera, "Unbearable Lightness", but I wish that I had read this book first. It gives such an excellent insight to what Kundera is trying to do with his novels (however, he might say that reading this book first would ruin his purpose of writing the other novels...)

He expresses his views on what makes a novel artfully. He really makes you rethink your ideas about the liturature you've read so far and what an author's purpose is. As well as instilling a deep desire to read read and read.

This was a great book.

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