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.
What people are saying - Write a review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - dbsovereign - LibraryThing
Even in translation, this book made a tremendous impact on my life - mostly due to the way it blends dreamlike imagery into the brutal reality of the characters' lives. Fantasy is a survival mechanism. My dream life will never be the same. Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - BookConcierge - LibraryThing
Audiobook performed by Richmond Hoxie From the book jacket: When The Unbearable Lightness of Being was first published in English, it was hailed as “a work of the boldest mastery, originality, and ... Read full review