La insoportable levedad del ser

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ISBN:
9789871210756

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The Unbearable Lightness of Being (Czech: Nesnesitelná lehkost bytí) is a 1984 novel by Milan Kundera, about two women, two men, a dog and their lives in the 1968 Prague Spring period of Czechoslovak history. Although written in 1982, the novel was not published until two years later, in a French translation (as L'Insoutenable légèreté de l'être). The original Czech text was published the following year.

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An unusual novel

5 stars

I didn't know much about this one, didn't read any information on it, I don't even know who suggested it to me but I was positively surprised!

I like how chaotic the story is, it makes it feel more real, just like you'd remember some details about a story. The author also goes very meta at points, breaking the fourth wall and even describes some points about philosophy and history, as this story is set in the time of the Velvet Revolution. It's one of those books, that I want to read again just as I finish it.

The weird thing about it is, that I wouldn't know how to recommend this book to anyone. It's not that it's too hard to understand or too weird. It's somehow weird and "normal" at the same time. The protagonists and their stories are bizarre but seem so ordinary. Revolutions and big things …

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