Testaments Betrayed

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Testaments Betrayed

Essay in Nine Parts, an

By Milan Kundera

Harper Perennial, Paperback, 9780060927516, 288pp.

Publication Date: August 2, 1996


A brilliant and thought-provoking essay from one of the twentieth century's masters of fiction, Testaments Betrayed is written like a novel: the same characters appear and reappear throughout the nine parts of the book, as do the principal themes that preoccupy the author. Kundera is a passionate defender of the moral rights of the artist and the respect due a work of art and its creator's wishes. The betrayal of both often by their most passionate proponents is one of the key ideas that informs this strikingly original and elegant book.