The Curtain (Milan Kundera)

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First edition (French)

The Curtain is a seven-part essay by Milan Kundera, along with The Art of the Novel and Testaments Betrayed composing a type of trilogy of book-length essays on the European novel.

The Curtain was originally published as "Le Rideau", in French in April 2005 by Gallimard. It is also available in Spanish as "El Telón", in German as "Der Vorhang", in Italian as "Il Sipario" (Adelphi, 2004), in Portuguese as "A Cortina" in Polish as "Zasłona", in Greek as "Ο πέπλος" (O peplos) in Hungarian as "A függöny", in Croatian as "Zavjesa", in Icelandic as Tjöldin (JPV, 2006) and in Romanian as "Cortina". It was published in English on January 30, 2007 by HarperCollins.