The Unbearable Lightness of Being: A Novel
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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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - greeniezona - LibraryThing
I came very close to giving up on this book. Despite having read Kundera before and loved him, despite this book being on the bookslut 100, and fitting at least two categories on my book bingo ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - joannajuki - LibraryThing
I realize this is considered a classic, but I think Kundera reinvented evil in the form of a woman of a certain age. Of course, neither he nor Doestoevsky are sexist, but brilliant. Read full review