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The Resource The unbearable lightness of being, Milan Kundera; Translated by Michael Henry Heim

The unbearable lightness of being, Milan Kundera; Translated by Michael Henry Heim

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The unbearable lightness of being
Title
The unbearable lightness of being
Statement of responsibility
Milan Kundera; Translated by Michael Henry Heim
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Genre
Language
  • eng
  • cze
  • eng
Summary
A novel of irreconcilable loves and infidelities, which embraces all aspects of human existence, and addresses the nature of twentieth-century 'Being'. From the author of TESTAMENTS BETRAYED.
Biographical or historical data
The French-Czech novelist Milan Kundera was born in the Czech Republic and has lived in France since 1975.
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UK-WkNB
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1929-
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Kundera, Milan
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no index present
Literary form
novels
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Heim, Michael Henry
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General
Summary expansion
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 of our private acts but also in the public sphere, and the two inevitably intertwine. Juxtaposing Prague, Geneva, Thailand and the United States, this masterly novel encompasses the extremes of comedy and tragedy, and embraces, it seems, all aspects of human existence. It offers a wide range of brilliant and amusing philosophical speculations and it descants on a variety of styles
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general
Label
The unbearable lightness of being, Milan Kundera; Translated by Michael Henry Heim
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Publication
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Paperback. A-format paperback
Control code
9780571200832
Dimensions
18x11x2 cm.
Extent
320 p.
Isbn
9780571200832
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Specific material designation
regular print
Label
The unbearable lightness of being, Milan Kundera; Translated by Michael Henry Heim
Publication
Note
Paperback. A-format paperback
Control code
9780571200832
Dimensions
18x11x2 cm.
Extent
320 p.
Isbn
9780571200832
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Specific material designation
regular print

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