Harper, 9780061894411, 192pp.
Publication Date: August 17, 2010
About the Author
Milan Kundera is the author of the novels The Joke, Farewell Waltz, Life Is Elsewhere, The Book of Laughter and Forgetting, The Unbearable Lightness of Being, and Immortality, and the short-story collection Laughable Loves—all originally written in Czech. His most recent novels Slowness, Identity, and Ignorance, as well as his nonfiction works The Art of the Novel, Testaments Betrayed, The Curtain, and Encounter, were originally written in French.
Praise For Encounter…
— Phillip Lopate, San Francisco Chronicle
“I can’t imagine reading this book without being challenged and instructed, amused, amazed and aroused, and ultimately delighted.”
— John Simon, New York Times Book Review
“A commanding, compelling collection…Kundera’s essays express enduring aesthetic loyalties and provide unexpected aesthetic sparks that remind readers of a fuller range of authentic thought and feeling.”
— Michael S. Roth, Los Angeles Times
— Boston Sunday Globe
“Deeply personal and warmly inviting…Encounter serves as a call to arms for a culture on the verge of losing its artistic credibility.”
— Time Out New York
“A remarkable collection that showcases the author’s diverse interests and sparkling talent…Kundera looks at the way exile and estrangement impact upon art and creation.”
— New York Journal of Books