The Unbearable Lightness of Being

ISBN9780060932138
PublisherHarper Collins
PublishedJuly 6, 2009
Pages320
AuthorMilan Kundera
FormatPAPERBACK
Weight0.23 Kg.
Height8.0 in.
Width5.3 in.
Depth0.7 in.

The Unbearable Lightness of Being

Milan Kundera

PAPERBACK

July 6, 2009

A young woman in love with a man torn between his love for her and his incorrigible womanizing; one of his mistresses and her humbly faithful lover—these are the two couples whose story is told in this masterful novel. 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. Hence, we feel "the unbearable lightness of being" not only as the consequence of our pristine actions but also in the public sphere, and the two inevitably intertwine.

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The Unbearable Lightness of Being

Milan Kundera

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ISBN9780060932138
PublisherHarper Collins
PublishedJuly 6, 2009
Pages320
AuthorMilan Kundera
FormatPAPERBACK
Weight0.23 Kg.
Height8.0 in.
Width5.3 in.
Depth0.7 in.

Synopsis

A young woman in love with a man torn between his love for her and his incorrigible womanizing; one of his mistresses and her humbly faithful lover—these are the two couples whose story is told in this masterful novel. 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. Hence, we feel "the unbearable lightness of being" not only as the consequence of our pristine actions but also in the public sphere, and the two inevitably intertwine.

Buy The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera at Fully Booked online and at Fully Booked branches in the Philippines.

Editorial Reviews

"Brilliant . . . A work of high modernist playfulness and deep pathos."

– New York Review of Books

"Kundera has raised the novel of ideas to a new level of dreamlike lyricism and emotional intensity."

– Newsweek

"Kundera is a virtuoso . . . A work of the boldest mastery, originality, and richness."

– Vanity Fair