Milan Kundera Quotes

The novelist teaches the reader to comprehend the world as a question. There is wisdom and tolerance in that attitude. In a world built on sacrosanct certainties the novel is dead.

 
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Milan Kundera
Milan Kundera
  • Born: April 1, 1929
  • Nationality: Czech
  • Profession: Writer

In his first novel, The Joke, he gave a satirical account of the nature of totalitarianism in the Communist era. Kundera was quick to criticize the Soviet invasion in 1968. This led to his blacklisting in Czechoslovakia and his works being banned there.