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The Unbearable Lightness of Being
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> The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera (August 2012 Group Read)
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Tara-Jayne (♥ I Read, I Love ♥)
, The Great & Mighty Mod! :P
Jul 31, 2012 01:03PM
A young woman is in love with a successful surgeon, a man torn between his love for her and his incorrigible womanizing. His mistress, a free-spirited artist, lives her life as a series of betrayals--while her other lover, earnest, faithful, and good, stands to lose everything because of his noble qualities. In a world where lives are shaped by irrevocable choices and fortuitous events, and everything occurs but once, existence seems to lose its substance, its weight. Hence we feel "the unbearable lightness of being."
A major achievement from one of the world's truly great writers, Milan Kundera's magnificent novel of passion and politics, infidelity and ideas, encompasses the extremes of comedy and tragedy, illuminating all aspects of human existence.
Feel free to talk about the whole book but please use the spoiler brackets where necessary.
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, part-time phantom
Aug 02, 2012 06:43AM
I had to read this book for uni in 2007. I must confess that I didn't understand its meaning until I read an analysis on the internet xD This is embarrasing...
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