Quotation by Milan Kundera

Without the meditative background that is criticism, works become isolated gestures, ahistorical accidents, soon forgotten.
Milan Kundera (b. 1929), Czechoslovakian author, critic. Originally from Kundera's introduction to François Ricard, La Littérature Contre Elle-Même. "On Criticism, Aesthetics, and Europe," Review of Contemporary Fiction (Summer 1989).
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