Artist’s Corner: Milan Kundera on the Novel as a Question

“A novel does not assert anything, a novel poses questions… The stupidity of people comes from having an answer for everything. When Don Quixote went out into the world, that world turned into a mystery before his eyes. That is the legacy of the first European novel to the entire subsequent history of the novel. The novelist teaches the reader to comprehend the world as a question. There is wisdom and tolerance in that attitude.”

—Milan Kundera

QOL: meaning and truth

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