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Douglas Biow, Director MEZ 3.126, Mailcode A1800, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-232-3470

Spring 2007

EUS 361 • Milan Kundera and World Lit-W

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
35890 MWF
12:00 PM-1:00 PM
CAL 200
Pichova, H

Course Description

This course explores the life and work of one of the worlds' greatest living authors. We will trace Milan Kundera's political and literary path from his communist poetic youth to his present postmodern Francophilia and compare his novels with those authors he himself considers his predecessors and influences in European literature, such as Franz Kafka, Witold Gombrowicz, Lawrence Sterne, Robert Musil, and Miguel Cervantes. Special attention will be paid to his essays, which provoked heated literary and political polemics

Grading Policy

Requirements: 2 eight page papers and one re-write = 70% 10 minute presentation = 10% Final = 20%


Texts: The Joke Farewell Waltz The Book of Laughter and Forgetting The Unbearable Lightness of Being Slowness The Art of the Novel + Course pack available at Speedway


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