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Kundera's The Art of the Novel (1986) offers insight into Kundera's aesthetics of fiction and theories of the development of the novel.

Disturbing the Peace: A Conversation with Karel Hvizdala (1990), by Karel Hvizdala and Vaclav Havel, offers a series of interviews Hvizdala conducted with playwright-turned-statesman Havel. Havel went from persecuted artist to president of Czechoslovakia. In this book, he offers his views of Czechoslovakia under communism, of the social and political role of art, and of the historic revolutions that brought democracy to Eastern Europe.

Nancy Huston's novel The Mark of the Angel (1999) has been compared to Kundera's The Unbearable Lightness of Being for its similar writing style, content, and adherence to Nietzsche's concept of the eternal return. Huston's work follows the life and loves of a German girl working as a maid in post-World War II France.

Tina Rosenberg's The Haunted Land: Facing Europe's Ghosts...

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