The Curtain

CD - unabridged
(4 CDs)
Product Number: CX2399
Released: 01 Apr, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781471289972
Narrator(s): Graeme Malcolm
Publisher: W F Howes
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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.

Author(s): Milan Kundera
Original Publish Date: 01 Apr, 2015

Professional reviews

"‘Not since Henry James, perhaps, has a fiction writer examined the process of writing with such insight, authority and range’ NEW YORK TIMES Original French title: Le Rideau: essai en sept parties All adaptations of the Work for film, theatre, television and radio are strictly prohibited."

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