The Art of the Novel

KUNDERA, Milan. The Art of the Novel.

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KUNDERA, Milan The Art of the Novel Ceskoslovensky spistovatel, Praha, 1960

Tall 8vo. White and black lined cloth with pink lettering on spine; foreedges coloured pink, front and back pastedowns and end papers decorated in pink and white line design; pp. [6] 7-192 [5], silk ribbon marker slightly frayed, minor marking on side of first 8 pages, dust wrapper scuffed at top edge and creased/slightly chipped on spine, stains on pages 56-7, chip on bottom of spine otherwis every good.
First Czech Edition
Kundera would delcare on the publication of The Art of The Novel, "Every novelist's work contains an implicit vision of the history of the novel, an idea of what the novel is" and in his The Art of The Novel, Kundera expresses the idea of the novel innate, not only in his own work, but inherent in that of figures as prestiguous and varied as Flaubert, Kafka, Tolstoy and the frequently forgtten Hermonn Broch amoung others. Not written as a single text but rather a collage of five essays and two dialogues, The Art of The Novel expreses his opinions on the European novelistic tradition as he looks to locate his own position within it.