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The unbearable lightness of being

Author: Milan Kundera
Publisher: London ; Boston : Faber and Faber, 1984.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A young woman in love with a man torn between his love for her and his incorrigible womanising; one of his mistresses and her humbly faithful lover - these are the two couples whose story is told in this novel. Controlled by day, Tereza's jealousy awakens by night, transformed into ineffably sad death-dreams, while Tomas, a successful surgeon, alternates loving devotion to the dependent Tereza with the ardent  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Romance fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Milan Kundera
ISBN: 057113209X 9780571132096 0571135390 9780571135394
OCLC Number: 11234751
Language Note: Translation of: Nesnesitelná lehkost byti.
Notes: Translation of: Nesnesitelná lekhost bytí.
"Faber Fiction"--Jacket.
Description: 314 pages ; 22 cm
Other Titles: Nesnesitelná lehkost bytí.
Responsibility: Milan Kundera ; translated from the Czech by Michael Henry Heim.

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Offers a wide range of philosophical speculations and it descants on a variety of styles. This book draws together the Czechoslovakia of the Prague Spring and the Russian invasion, the philosophy of  Read more...

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"Brilliant . . . A work of high modernist playfulness and deep pathos."-- Janet Malcolm, "New York Review of Books""Kundera has raised the novel of ideas to a new level of dreamlike lyricism and Read more...

 
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