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Testaments Betrayed: An Essay in Nine Parts - Milan Kundera, Linda Asher
Testaments Betrayed: An Essay in Nine Parts
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Milan Kundera has established himself as one of the great novelists of our time with such books as The Unbearable Lightness of Being, Immortality and The Book of Laughter and Forgetting. In Testaments Betrayed, he proves himself a brilliant defender of the moral rights of the artist and the... show more
Milan Kundera has established himself as one of the great novelists of our time with such books as The Unbearable Lightness of Being, Immortality and The Book of Laughter and Forgetting. In Testaments Betrayed, he proves himself a brilliant defender of the moral rights of the artist and the respect due to a work of art and its creator's wishes. The betrayal of both—often by their most passionate proponents—is the principal theme of this extraordinary work. Readers will be particularly intrigued by Kundera's impassioned attack on society's shifting moral judgments and persecutions of art and artists, from Mayakovsky to Rushdie.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780060927516 (0060927518)
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Pages no: 279
Edition language: English
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Would you hate your friend if he wrote crappy poetry? No, but the problem starts when you let the crappy poet edit the works of the truly talented friend.And this is why nowadays we think of Kafka as a frigid moralist.In this collection of essays, Milan Kundera talks about great artists that were bo...
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