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Encounter By Milan Kundera Linda Asher Encounter A brilliant new contribution to Kundera s ongoing reflections on art and artists written with unparalleled insight authority and range of reference and allusionMilan Kundera s new collection of ess
  • Title: Encounter
  • Author: Milan Kundera Linda Asher
  • ISBN: 9780061894411
  • Page: 470
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Encounter By Milan Kundera Linda Asher A brilliant new contribution to Kundera s ongoing reflections on art and artists, written with unparalleled insight, authority, and range of reference and allusionMilan Kundera s new collection of essays is a passionate defense of art in an era that, he argues, no longer values art or beauty With the same dazzling mix of emotion and idea that characterizes his novels, KunA brilliant new contribution to Kundera s ongoing reflections on art and artists, written with unparalleled insight, authority, and range of reference and allusionMilan Kundera s new collection of essays is a passionate defense of art in an era that, he argues, no longer values art or beauty With the same dazzling mix of emotion and idea that characterizes his novels, Kundera revisits the artists who remain important to him and whose works help us better understand the world we live in and what it means to be human An astute reader of fiction, Kundera brings his extraordinary critical gifts to bear on the paintings of Francis Bacon, the music of Leos Janacek, and the films of Federico Fellini, as well as the novels of Philip Roth, Fyodor Dostoyevsky, and Gabriel Garc a M rquez, among others He also takes up the challenge of restoring to its rightful place the work of Anatole France and Curzio Malaparte, major writers who have fallen into obscurity.Milan Kundera s signature themes of memory and forgetting, the experience of exile, and the championing of modernist art are here, along with personal reflections and stories Encounter is a work of great humanism Art is what we possess in the face of evil and the darker side of human nature Elegant, startlingly original, and provocative, Encounter follows in the footsteps of Kundera s earlier essay collections, The Art of the Novel, Testaments Betrayed, and The Curtain.
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    1. Milan Kundera Linda Asher

      Milan Kundera is a Czech and French writer of Czech origin who has lived in exile in France since 1975, where he became a naturalized citizen in 1981 He is best known as the author of The Unbearable Lightness of Being, The Book of Laughter and Forgetting, and The Joke.Kundera has written in both Czech and French He revises the French translations of all his books these therefore are not considered translations but original works Due to censorship by the Communist government of Czechoslovakia, his books were banned from his native country, and that remained the case until the downfall of this government in the Velvet Revolution in 1989.

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    1. Czech born author Milan Kundera born 1926 who went into exile in France in 1975 In this collection of short essays, Milan Kundera shares reflections on a number of topics and writers, artists and composers from Francis Bacon, Philip Roth and Juan Goytisolo to Beethoven, Carlos Fuentes, Oscar Milosz and Curzio Malaparte, to name several However, a reader need not be familiar with these artists and writers to benefit from the many wisdom nuggets sprinkled throughout the book s 180 pages As a way o [...]




    2. I was sceptical about Kundera, so decided to read this book of essays I ve been employing this technique for a while now, with mixed results I can t say that he had any particularly revelatory insights into the things discussed, but he was fairly friendly company Most of the pieces in here are only 3 5 pages long and are simply short descriptions of a book so, contrary to someone s suggestion that this can only be enjoyed if you have a thorough knowledge of Eastern European literature, it would [...]




    3. As a Hungarian American, I have always thought the the American Western European notion of literature, art, and history to be culturally biased Instead, I seek out essays by people like Csezlaw Milosz, Vaclav Havel, Slavenka Drakulic, and Milan Kundera for a reasonable alternative Encounter Essays is a brief collection by Kundera, mostly about music and literature As usually happens when I read a book like this, I shall be looking for new music to hear Leos Janacek , poems to read Aime Cesaire , [...]



    4. My encounter with this book turned out not to be a felicitous one I noticed the book on my library s New Nonfiction shelves and took it since I love Kundera and this was the only one of his books I hadn t heard of The failure of my relationship with this book was probably not due to a failing on the writer s part Most of the essays were either about writers and artists who I hadn t read or whose work I don t like Francis Bacon, the surrealists, Rabelais Alas, not a match made in heaven.




    5. I ve long enjoyed Kundera s literary essays, even than his novels He s one of those rare authors worth reading for his opinions alone.This latest collection, however, is a bit slight Most of the essays are quite short, a pr cis of Kundera s points of view but little as if he s said all he had to say about literature in The Art of the Novel and the excellent Testaments Betrayed He s at his best when championing authors and artists mostly forgotten.For me, the best is the final chapter on the as [...]






    6. an encounter with my reflections and my recollections, my old themes existential and aesthetic and my old loves .Still obsessed by recollections of the country which I had just left and which still remained in my memory as a land of interrogations and surveillance on Francis Bacon The painter s gaze comes down on the face like a brutal hand trying to seize hold of her essence on Picasso It is the painter s light gesture that transformed elements of the human body into a two dimensional fromBut [...]


    7. the essays are connected by existential musings, the detestable European existential crisis they built upon themselves, the white supremacy, wars, massacres, bewailing what they have already done to humanity, the essays show how pukish European civilization can be, and how things are still being repeated, Trump s win , things which an outsider could not relate to and always reminding me of how bad power could be and how terrifying it was connecting with centuries old tales of European white supr [...]


    8. I still prefer to call Milan Kundera the essayist His essays are always better than his novels to me, maybe because his novel is speaking itself from a physical point of view But essays seem intelligent As Kundera says, criticizing others judging others is a way of expressing oneself Still, he loathes collectivists and totalitarianism, still he interests Musics, still he is a little bit depressed He is calling for a past feelings, those good old days, when people still look up into the sky, wh [...]



    9. I m going to give this three stars I can t believe I m going to give Kundera three stars, but I am And it physically hurts me I was sure of this rating midway through, because his analysis of the works he was discussing was a little thin The essays of the second half were stronger, and almost managed to bump this collection to four stars Ultimately though, this Kundera was short on Kundera It was heavy on summary of other artists, and light on his application and interpretation For the most part [...]




    10. First of all, you have to be aware of each person and event that Kundera has mentioned in some essays and articles which you are going to read in this book Simply you will be sinking in some arts and literature and also some criticisms that Milan Kundera has shared



    11. m m u c s ch gh p l i th nh c u th i gian c a m t ti ng th d i tao vi t l i cho m i l la m s p v 4 ng y n a h t th ng t m i ch l m t ti ng v ng ph i kh ng nh h a k ng n n m c a m t cu c g p g gi t p theo c c n g , ch t nh n ra ki n nh n c h t cu n n y, l i c m y ch x c ng s t s i, c ng th m c xong mu n i c r t nhi u th n a c ngh a l v i t i, kundera gi ng nh m t ng i b n, hehe





    12. This isn t even bad Actually, I can t tell you whether it was good or not, because I had not idea what was going on 90% of the time Not because it was brilliantly complex or anything, but because if you haven t read listened to seen the stuff Kundera is referring to, there is very little to be drawn There s a little Yeah 2nd star , but not enough to make the experience worth it Thank you pretentious 14 year old me for reading Dostoevsky, and Kafka and Hrabal for existing, because without them I [...]


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