Insight Into Milan Kundera's Narrative

1026 WordsAug 1, 20055 Pages
Insight into Milan Kundera's narrative This essay is specifically based on the narrative technique used by Milan Kundera in his book The Unbearable Lightness of Being. It is mostly focused in a personal critic supported with comments and critics made by important and distinguished authors. To sum up, it is an essay which main point is directed to the description of Milan Kundera's narration as well as a personal opinion supported by critics of experts. The Unbearable Lightness of Being is a work of fiction, that it is also combined with facts of history. Works of fiction can be told from the point of view of one of the characters, that means first person narration or it can be told by the author as narrator, that would mean third…show more content…
I felt very intimidated with the intrusions of the author and his authoritarian voice. Personally, when I read a book I do it for pleasure and I like to feel identified with the story, to believe what is happening as if it is something real, I like to "go inside the book" while I am reading. With Kundera's work I couldn't because he was there, constantly remaining me, that the characters were an invention of his own. I got lost so many times with his intrusions in the reading and consequently made it difficult to concentrate while reading. In addition, his questions without answer were also the cause of a distraction. I think Milan Kundera is a man who knows his works and possibilities but he likes writing following this technique which personally I don't t like. But authors as John O'Brien and others are astonished with his narrative. Finally, I believe in different likings, for some people Kundera's narrative is a masterpiece and for some others is not even close to a masterpiece. I stated the points that personally bothered me during the reading, though these same points are what make other people admire Milan Kundera's narrative technique. To conclude, Kundera's narrative technique is very complex and unusual, it is also very rich in history and fiction. It might being difficult the easy flowing of the reading, but I have to
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