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The Unbearable Lightness of Being Paperback – July 5, 2005

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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." -- Jim Miller, "Newsweek""Kundera is a virtuoso . . . A work of the boldest mastery, originality, and richness."-- Elizabeth Hardwick, "Vanity Fair"

About the Author

Milan Kundera is the author of the novels The Joke, Farewell Waltz, Life Is Elsewhere, The Book of Laughter and Forgetting, The Unbearable Lightness of Being, and Immortality, and the short-story collection Laughable Loves—all originally written in Czech. His most recent novels Slowness, Identity, and Ignorance, as well as his nonfiction works The Art of the Novel, Testaments Betrayed, The Curtain, and Encounter, were originally written in French.

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  • Paperback : 320 pages
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0060932138
  • ISBN-10 : 9780060932138
  • Item Weight : 9.9 ounces
  • Publisher : Harper Perennial Modern Classics; Reprint Edition (July 5, 2005)
  • Product Dimensions : 5.31 x 0.72 x 8 inches
  • Language: : English
  • ASIN : 0060932139
  • Customer Reviews:
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