The Kundera-Secret Police Scandal And Its Kundera-esque Paradox

“Whatever one concludes about [his] guilt [in allegedly betraying someone to the secret police in 1950], it is possible to imagine that the allegation was less dismaying to the writer than the form it took and the attention it drew. Having one’s past splashed across front pages and reduced to a sound bite seems like the nightmare fulfillment of the issues Kundera has been exploring in his nonfiction for the past twenty years.”