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The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera
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Jan 23, 2008

really liked it

I loved Milos Kundrus’ Unbearable Lightness of Being, but having read his more recent books I find him so full of himself and such a misogynist that I can’t read his mental masturbations anymore.


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Satia Thank you for this. I read and loved Unbearable Lightness of Being but could never get interested in any of his other books although I did try. There was something that didn't sit right with me as I was reading, something I could not quite put my finger on. I think you've nailed it quite summarily here.

Elizabeth King Thanks. I think he, like Hemmingway, wrote best when he had struggle. He had something real to say. He'd seen his country not just destroyed, but airbrushed out of existence... When he came to the USA, he became a fat (figuratively) rich, pampered celebrity, not good for his soul or writing. Heat and hot air rises.

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