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Don't Forget about The Art of Fiction

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Just a bit of a PSA today. Unless you have an ontological opposition to reading interviews, you should absolutely check out the back catalog of The Paris Review. 144 more words


Milan Kundera: Hareketsizlik

Bu yıl 85. yaşını geride bırakan Milan Kundera’nın Ölümsüzlük romanından hareketle bir kolun hikâyesini takip ediyor ve her geçen gün yıkımına daha da yaklaşan bu dünyada “roman” tarafından türlü düşüncelere gark olmayı kutluyoruz. 1,796 more words


To Torrey or not to Torrey?

As with most critics of anything, my planned review of Torrey Pines was written in my head before even stepping out of the car in the parking lot, or at least within 30 seconds of taking in the relatively flat, uninteresting, and treeless terrain behind the clubhouse. 1,249 more words

Upside Down

“People are always shouting they want to create a better future. It’s not true. The future is an apathetic void of no interest to anyone. The past is full of life, eager to irritate us, provoke and insult us, tempt us to destroy or repaint it. 20 more words


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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I think it was Roland Barthes who asked the question whether a shopping list should be considered part of a writer’s work. This thought crossed my mind with the title of Morrissey’s foray into prose as his book has the word Lists in the title. 293 more words

Author's Notes

'Immortality' - Milan Kundera

Whilst I sit, brooding, at a rowdy table in my high school library, one of my English teachers decides to introduce me to Milan Kundera. Not Kundera himself, you understand, but rather this author’s work. 753 more words