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Milan Kundera -- The Painter's Brutal Gesture: On Francis Bacon

— an essay from the collection Encounter —


When Michel Archimbaud was planning this collection of Francis Bacon’s portraits and self-portraits, he asked me to write the book’s introduction.

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The struggle of man against power is the struggle of memory against forgetting.

Milan Kundera




Milan Kundera

A man and a woman meet by chance returning to their homeland, which they had abandoned twenty years earlier when they chose to become exiles. 207 palabras más

Book Review

The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera

A novel with some heavy philosophical overtones following the interconnected lives and love affairs of two men, two women and a dog (don’t worry no bestiality) during the events of the Prague Spring. 40 palabras más


Aesthetics and Ethics: Dorian Gray and The Unbearable Lightness of Being

Read both in the last two weeks and while they are in many ways worlds apart, the authors share an interest in the relationship between aesthetics and ethics, and between human connectedness and the private/public hidden/disclosed lines. 73 palabras más

Book Reviews

Something Green Always Finds Its Way

Winning the Nebraska Book Award for poetry provided me with a 2-week long residency at The Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, where I spent the first four days of my residency staring at my computer and/or out the window in my studio space, … 709 palabras más

Briar Cliff Review

"... the subtle fabric of fleeting impulses, transient feelings, fragmentary thoughts...": Milan Kundera's 'The Art of the Novel'

Two years ago, I read Milan Kundera’s The Art of the Novel, and was very struck by it. On re-reading it this week, I still fond the odd brilliant turn of phrase, the flashes of insight and of wisdom – but I also found the two central claims of his essays, which had captured my imagination last time, to be over-generalised, ahistorical, and even, at times, faintly ludicrous in the sheer, unreflective confidence with which he voices them. 1.162 palabras más

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