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ENCOUNTER by Milan Kundera - a NYTimes Book Review
 
The Language of Exile
By JOHN SIMON
 
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Yet the great cultural figures were not forgotten: the period toward the end of the 20th century, Kundera says, produced monographs on Graham Greene, Hemingway, T.S. Eliot, Larkin, Brecht, Heidegger, Picasso, Ionesco, E.M. Cioran and others. But the attitude had shifted. Instead of emphasizing works, the monographers concentrated on lives, surface events beneath which they ferreted out the hidden Sin: "Europe was moving into the age of the prosecutors."
 
 
 “Ah, Bertolt, what will be left of you?”
 
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