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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
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 320
    Width: 137 mm
    Height: 206 mm
    Thickness: 19 mm
    Weight: 281 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780060932138
    ISBN 10: 0060932139
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    BIC subject category V2: FA
    B&T Book Type: FI
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: FIC
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 78
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    LC subject heading:
    Ingram Theme: APPR/CLASSA
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    Ingram Subject Code: FC
    Libri: I-FC
    B&T General Subject: 500
    B&T Approval Code: P24104048
    DC21: 891.8635
    DC22: 891.8/635
    LC classification: PG5039.21.U6 N413 1999
    BISAC V2.8: FIC019000
    Thema V1.0: FB
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Publisher
    HarperCollins Publishers Inc
    Imprint name
    HarperPerennial
    Publication date
    05 July 2005
    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"