Testaments Betrayed: Essay in Nine Parts, an (Paperback)

Essay in Nine Parts, an

By Milan Kundera

Harper Perennial, 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.