The Unbearable Lightness of Being

Description

In this novel - a story of irreconcilable loves and infidelities - Milan Kundera addresses himself to the nature of twentieth-century 'Being' 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. We feel, says the novelist, 'the unbearable lightness of being' - not only as the consequence of our private acts but also in the public sphere, and the two inevitably intertwine. Juxtaposing Prague, Geneva, Thailand and the United States, this masterly novel encompasses the extremes of comedy and tragedy, and embraces, it seems, all aspects of human existence. It offers a wide range of brilliant and amusing philosophical speculations and it descants on a variety of styles.

Details

Author(s)
Milan Kundera, Michael Henry Heim
Format
Paperback | 320 pages
Dimensions
111 x 178 x 19mm | 173g
Publication date
20 Apr 2015
Publisher
FABER & FABER
Publication City/Country
London, United Kingdom
Language
English
Edition statement
Open Market - Airside ed
ISBN10
0571200834
ISBN13
9780571200832
Bestsellers rank
1,026