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    DescriptionA 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. Kundera's first since "The Book of Laughter and Forgetting." 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 private actions, but also in the public sphere, and the two inevitably intertwine.


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    Title
    The Unbearable Lightness of Being
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Milan Kundera, Translated by Michael Henry Heim
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 314
    Width: 145 mm
    Height: 210 mm
    Thickness: 22 mm
    Weight: 308 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780061148521
    ISBN 10: 0061148520
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    BIC subject category V2: FA
    Abridged Dewey: 813
    B&T General Subject: 360
    B&T Book Type: FI
    BIC subject category V2: FC
    LC classification: PS
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Ingram Theme: APPR/CLASSA
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    BISAC V2.8: FIC004000
    Ingram Subject Code: FC
    Libri: I-FC
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 74
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 06, 31
    B&T Approval Code: P24104048
    DC21: 891.8635
    B&T Approval Code: A23305030
    DC22: 891.8635
    BISAC V2.8: FIC019000
    Thema V1.0: FBC
    Edition statement
    Deluxe
    Publisher
    HarperCollins Publishers Inc
    Imprint name
    HarperCollins Publishers
    Publication date
    01 November 2009
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY
    Review quote
    "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"