The classic of literary criticism from one of the world´s greatest novelists.
In seven independent, but closely related chapters, Milan Kundera presents his personal conception of the European novel, which he describes as ´an art born of the laughter of God´.
´Invigoratingly suggestive . . . Kundera´s map of the development of the European novel is outlined with the reckless brevity of the man who knows exactly what and where the salient points are.´ London Review of Books
´Kundera is the saddest, funniest and most loveable of authors.´ The Times