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Kundera, Milan , Asher, Linda

The Curtain

An Essay in Seven Parts

€ 15.95

In this thought-provoking, endlessly enlightening, and entertaining essay on the art of the novel, renowned author Milan Kundera suggests that "the curtain" represents a ready-made perception of the world that each of us has--a pre-interpreted world. The job of the novelist, he argues, is to rip through the curtain and reveal what it hides. Here an incomparable literary artist cleverly sketches out his personal view of the history and value of the novel in Western civilization. In doing so, he celebrates a prose form that possesses the unique ability to transcend national and language boundaries in order to reveal some previously unknown aspect of human existence.

Taal / Language : English

Part One: The Consciousness of Continuity
The Consciousness of Continuity
History and Value
Theory of the Novel
Poor Alonzo Quijada
The Despotism of ``Story``
In Search of Present Time
The Multiple Meanings of the Word ``History``
The Beauty of a Sudden Density of Life
The Power of the Pointless
The Beauty of a Death
The Shame of Repeating Oneself
Maximum Diversity in Minimum Space
Irreparable Inequality
Die Weltliteratur
The Provincialism of Small Nations
The Provincialism of Large Nations
The Man from the East
Central Europe
The Contrasting Paths of the Modernist Revolt
My Great Pleiades
Kitsch and Vulgarity
Antimodern Modernism
Part Three: Getting Into the Soul of Things
Getting Into the Soul of Things
Ineradicable Error
What Only the Novel Can Say
Thinking Novels
The Frontier of the Implausible Is No Longer Under Guard
Einstein and Karl Rossmann
In Praise of Jokes
The History of the Novel as Seen from Gombrowicz`s Studio
A Different Continent
The Silvery Bridge
Part Four: What Is a Novelist?
To Understand, We Must Compare
The Poet and the Novelist
A Conversion Story
The Soft Gleam of the Comical
The Torn Curtain
They Killed My Albertine
Marcel Proust`s Verdict
The Ethic of the Essential
Reading Is Long, Life Is Short
The Little Boy and His Grandmother
Cervantes`s Verdict
Part Five: Aesthetics and Existence
Aesthetics and Existence
And If the Tragic Has Deserted Us?
The Deserter
The Tragic Chain
Part Six: The Torn Curtain
Poor Alonzo Quijada
The Torn Curtain
The Torn Curtain of the Tragic
The Fairy
Going Down Into the Dark Depths of a Joke
Bureaucracy According to Stifter
The Defiled World of Castle and Village
The Existential Meaning of the Bureaucratized World
The Ages of Life Concealed Behind the Curtain
Morning Freedom, Evening Freedom
Part Seven: The Novel, Memory, Forgetting
Forgetting That Erases, Memory That Transforms
The Novel as Utopia of a World That Has No Forgetting in It
A Forgotten Birth
Unforgettable Forgetting
A Forgotten Europe
The Novel as Journey Through the Centuries and the Continents
The Theater of Memory
Consciousness of Continuity
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Paperback / softback
168 pagina's
Januari 2008
136 gram
203 x 133 x 13 mm
Perennial us

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