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By Liisa Steinby

While a large number of scholarship approximately Milan Kundera’s paintings exists, in Liisa Steinby’s opinion his paintings has now not been studied in the context of (European) modernity as a sociohistorical and a cultural notion. after all, he's thought of to be a modernist author (some name him even a postmodernist), yet what the wider idea of modernity intellectually, traditionally, socially, and culturally capacity for him and the way this is often expressed in his texts has no longer been completely tested. Steinby’s publication fills this vacuum by way of interpreting Kundera’s novels from the point of view of his realizing of the existential difficulties within the tradition of modernity. furthermore, his relation to these modernist novelists from the 1st 1/2 the 20 th century who're most crucial for him is scrutinized intimately. Steinby’s Kundera and Modernity is meant for college kids of modernism in literary and (comparative) cultural reviews, in addition to these attracted to ecu and vital ecu studies.

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Offers new insights into the paintings of the preferred sleek author Milan Kundera.

Expands the reader’s figuring out of the which means of the idea that of “modernity.”

Widens the literature on hand in English approximately valuable ecu culture.

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