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The Unbearable Lightness of Being

A Novel

The Unbearable Lightness of Being( )
Author: Kundera, Milan
ISBN:978-0-06-168669-6
Publication Date:Sep 2008
Publisher:HarperCollins Publishers
Imprint:Harper Perennial
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $10.00
Book Description:

A young woman in love with a man torn between his love for her and his incorrigible womanizing; one of his mistresses and her humbly faithful lover--these are the two couples whose story is told in this masterful novel. 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. Hence, we feel "the unbearable lightness of being" not only as the consequence of our...
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Book Details
Pages:352
Detailed Subjects: Fiction / Literary
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):4.5 x 7.125 x 0.978 Inches
Book Weight:0.619 Pounds
Author Biography
Kundera, Milan (Author)
One of the foremost contemporary Czech writers, Kundera is a novelist, poet, and playwright. His play The Keeper of the Keys, produced in Czechoslovakia in 1962, has long been performed in a dozen countries. His first novel, The Joke (1967), is a biting satire on the political atmosphere in Czechoslovakia in the 1950s. It tells the story of a young Communist whose life is ruined because of a minor indiscretion: writing a postcard to his girlfriend in which he mocks her political fervor.The Joke has been translated into a dozen languages and was made into a film, which Kundera wrote and directed. His novel Life Is Elsewhere won the 1973 Prix de Medicis for the best foreign novel. Kundera has been living in France since 1975. His books, for a long time suppressed in his native country, are once again published.The Unbearable Lightness of Being (1984), won him international fame and was a successful English-language film. In this work Kundera moves toward more universal and philosophically tinged themes, thus transforming himself from a political dissident into a writer of international significance.

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