The Unbearable Lightness of Being

The Unbearable Lightness of Being

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.

Title:The Unbearable Lightness of Being
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780571224388
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  • Ben

    I was hesitant to start this, and figured for awhile that it would be one of those books that maybe I’d get around to or maybe I wouldn’t. It just didn’t seem like something I’d enjoy – it s...

  • Lyn

    This review is sung by Freddy Mercury to the tune of Bohemian Rhapsody.Is this a fiction?Is this just fantasy?Not just a narrativeOf Czech infidelity.Reader four eyesLook onto the page and readI'm jus...

  • J

    There is probably one novel that is the most responsible for the direction of my post-graduation European backpacking trip ten years ago which landed me in Prague for two solid weeks. Shortly before m...

  • Megha

    Kundera is an unconventional writer, to say the least. If you are looking for fully fleshed characters or a smooth plot, The Unbearable Lightness of Being is not for you. Kundera merely uses plot and ...

  • Amy Reed

    I have a bone to pick with Kundera and his following. People, this has got to be the most over-rated book of human history. I mean, references to infidelity alone (even infidelity that makes use of fu...

  • Ahmad Sharabiani

    256. Nesnesitelná lehkost bytí = L’insoutenable légèreté de l’être = The Unbearable Lightness of Being, Milan KunderaThe Unbearable Lightness of Being is a 1984 novel by Milan Kundera, about...

  • Becky

    13% and I'm done. I have had a run of books that have bored me, or annoyed me, or just did nothing for me. This one is... You know, I don't even know how to describe this one. I pretty much hated it f...

  • Madeline

    This book definitely wins the award for Most Pretentious Title Ever. People would ask me what I was reading, and I would have to respond by reading the title in a sarcastic, Oxford-Professor-of-Litera...

  • Nathan

    The Unbearable Lightness of Being was almost unbearable to read. There was a lot of pseudo-intellectual meandering about things that deserved a little more grit. Rather, I prefer a little more reality...

  • Riku Sayuj

    The Unbelievable Lightness of The Novel I had started reading this in 2008 and had gotten along quite a bit before I stopped reading the book for some reason and then it was forgotten. Recently, I ...