Milan Kundera Long Fiction Analysis - Essay

Milan Kundera Long Fiction Analysis

(Survey of Novels and Novellas)

None of Milan Kundera’s novels fits into the traditional concept of the novel. Each is an experimental foray into the unknown, although well prepared and supported by the literary legacy of Jaroslav Haek, Karel apek, and Vanura. This is particularly visible in the structure of a Kundera novels, which strikes one as that of a loosely organized group of short stories that have in common not so much recurring characters as a central theme, of which each story illustrates a single facet.

Each of his novels—as well as his cycle of short stories, Laughable Loves—is a fresh approach to his abiding concern: the search for authenticity defined as an unmasked, demythologized, yet philosophical parable of the...

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