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The unbearable lightness of being

Author: Milan Kundera
Publisher: London ; Boston : Faber and Faber, 1985.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this novel - a story of irreconcilable loves and infidelities - Milan Kundera addresses himself to the nature of twentieth-century 'Being' In a world in which lives are shaped by irrevocable choices and by fortuitous events, a world in which everything occurs but once, existence seems to lose its substance, its weight. We feel, says the novelist, 'the unbearable lightness of being' - not only as the consequence  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Milan Kundera
ISBN: 0571135390 9780571135394 057113209X 9780571132096
OCLC Number: 44576282
Notes: Translation of Czech manuscript: Nesnesitelna lehkost byti.
First pub.: New York, Harper & Row, 1984.
Description: 314 pages ; 20 cm
Responsibility: Milan Kundera ; translated from the Czech by Michael Henry Heim.

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In this novel - a story of irreconcilable loves and infidelities - Milan Kundera addresses himself to the nature of twentieth-century 'Being' In a world in which lives are shaped by irrevocable  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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