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"Brilliant...A work of high modernist playfulness and deep pathos." -- Janet Malcolm, New York Review of Books
"Kundera has raised the novel of ideas to a new level of dreamlike lyricism and emotional intensity." -- Jin Miller, Newsweek
"Kundera is a virtuoso...A work of the boldest mastery, originality, and richness." -- Elizabeth Hardwick, Vanity Fair
This book is a love story, and is also about the world in which our main characters find themselves.
This is the only book I read 3 times, and I think I'll read it again... It really cheered me up when I was wondering in my life, and I like a lot the story.
If, however, you are a thinker who loves ideas, a student of philosophy, or a fan of philosophical fiction, then this "book of ideas" is a must read.
One of my favorite books of all time. I could read this over and overPublished 28 days ago by Stephanie Hefner
I both loved and hated this book, just as I was simultaneously repelled by Kundera's misogyny, enchanted by his lyrical language and sometimes accurate and poignant observations,... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Ioana Stoica
I have re-read this a few times, and loved it more and more each time. I loved the philosophy in this book and find myself constantly going back to soak in all the passages of... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Manda
I read it once in college and then again some 20+ years later. Both times I finished the book and felt moved. It's the rare fiction book that can do that for me nowadays. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Tahir J. Naim
This book was recommended to me and I so took a chance. What a grand book. It made me think so much more on my own beliefs and opinions. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Alondra Pineda