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
Wrong Edition Not PicturedUser Review - KaLynn H. - Overstock.com
The book sent to me is not the same edition as pictured. I am very frustrated have been looking for this red edition for the longest time got so excited and ordered it right away. I used to have this ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - mykl-s - LibraryThing
On first reading, I much admired this work. Now, many years later, it seems obscure and difficult to even remember or care about the characters. Is it the book, or am I just more impatient now? Read full review