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A profound look at the complexity of human relationships...

  • Jun 27, 2010
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The Unbearable Lightness of Being is absolutely one of my favorite books, I have read it several times and I feel like I gain new insight into myself and my relationships each time I pick it up. While the story matters and has depth, it is the underlying commentary on the inner workings of our human relationships and interactions that truly stand out. Kundera writes poetically, capturing raw beauty and emotions, while still being completely relateable and readable.

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July 09, 2010
This sounds like a really great book. Thanks for sharing, Tamera!
 
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I'm a bare-foot book reader, a collector, a writer. I am a photographer, a model, and what I hope is an artist. I make jewelry, costumes & clothing, natural soaps and beauty products, paper from … more
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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

"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

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ISBN-10: 0060932139
ISBN-13: 978-0060932138
Author: Milan Kundera
Publisher: Harper Perennial Modern Classics

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