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Linda Asher

Linda Asher

·3.75·46,275 Ratings
“ The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough. ” ― Rabindranath Tagore
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  • The Curtain: An Essay in Seven Parts

    ·3.96·1,323 Ratings
    "A magic curtain, woven of legends, hung before the world," writes Milan Kundera in The Curtain, his fascinating new book on the art of the novel. "Cervantes sent Don Quixote journeying and tore through the curtain. The world opened before the knight-erra
  • The Art of the Novel

    ·3.96·3,456 Ratings
    Kundera brilliantly examines the work of such important and diverse figures as Rabelais, Cervantes, Sterne, Diderot, Flaubert, Tolstoy, and Musil. He is especially penetrating on Hermann Broch, and his exploration of the world of Kafka's novels vividly re
  • Testaments Betrayed: An Essay in Nine Parts

    ·4.04·1,209 Ratings
    A brilliant and thought-provoking essay from one of the twentieth century’s masters of fiction, Testaments Betrayed is written like a novel: the same characters appear and reappear throughout the nine parts of the book, as do the principal themes that p
  • The Human Comedy: Selected Stories

    ·4.02·209 Ratings
    An NYRB Classics OriginalWe think of Honoré de Balzac as the author of long and fully upholstered novels, stitched together into the magnificent visionary document called The Human Comedy. Yet along with the full-length fiction within The Human Comedy st
  • The Festival of Insignificance

    ·3.29·3,828 Ratings
    From the internationally acclaimed, bestselling author of The Unbearable Lightness of Being, an unexpected and enchanting novel—the culmination of his life's work.Casting light on the most serious of problems and at the same time saying not one serious
  • The Apologizer

    ·3.81·146 Ratings
    Alain meditates on the navel.It was the month of June, the morning sun was emerging from the clouds, and Alain was walking slowly down a Paris street. He observed the young girls: every one of them showed her naked navel between trousers belted very low a
  • Encounter

    ·3.72·660 Ratings
    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 a
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