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The Unbearable Lightness of Being
by Milan Kundera

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The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera Overview

In The Unbearable Lightness of Being, Milan Kundera tells the story of a young woman in love with a man torn between his love for her and his incorrigible womanizing and one of his mistresses and her humbly faithful lover. This magnificent novel juxtaposes geographically distant places, brilliant and playful reflections, and a variety of styles to take its place as perhaps In The Unbearable Lightness of Being, Milan Kundera tells the story of a young woman in love with a man torn between his love for her and his incorrigible womanizing and one of his mistresses and her humbly faithful lover. This magnificent novel juxtaposes geographically distant places, brilliant and playful reflections, and a variety of styles to take its place as perhaps the major achievement of one of the world’s truly great writers.

Milan Kundera

About The Unbearable Lightness of Being Description

Milan Kundera is a Czech and French writer of Czech origin who has lived in exile in France since 1975, where he became a naturalized citizen in 1981. He is best known as the author of The Unbearable Lightness of Being, The Book of Laughter and Forgetting, and The Joke. Kundera has written in both Czech and French. He revises the French translations of all his books; these therefore are not conside

Data Book The Unbearable Lightness of Being

Original Title Nesnesitelná lehkost bytí ISBN 0571224385 (ISBN13: 9780571224388 ) Edition Language English Characters Sabine, Franz, Tomáš, Tereza, Karenin setting Prague (Praha), 1968 (Czech Republic) Zurich (Zürich) (Switzerland) Literary Awards Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Fiction (1984) (282)