The Unbearable Lightness of Being

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  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Paperback
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publications

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Kundera's tremendously popular classic has been hailed by "Newsweek" as having "raised the novel of ideas to a new level of dreamlike lyricism and emotional intensity". It was also made into a major motion picture starring Daniel Day Lewis and Lena Olin.

Author Biography

Milan Kundera was born in Brno, Czechoslovakia, in 1929. The publication of his first novel, The Joke, was one of the events of the liberalization culminating in the Prague Spring of 1968. Since 1975, he has lived in France.

Table of Contents

Part One Lightness and Weight 1(36)
Part Two Soul and Body 37(42)
Part Three Words Misunderstood 79(50)
Part Four Soul and Body 129(44)
Part Five Lightness and Weight 173(68)
Part Six The Grand March 241(38)
Part Seven Karenin's Smile 279

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