The Unbearable Lightness of Being is a novel by Czech-French writer Milan Kundera. In the wake of the Soviet's invasion of Prague in 1968, Tomas, Thereza and Sabina try to navigate life as best as possible. Kundera beautifully ties the characters' intimacy, most profound hopes, and how they face the political circumstances. The themes of lightness and weight represent the central themes of the book. The author refers to the lightness and the weight associated with decision-making and desires. Kundera ties the notion of lightness to Parmenides and weight to Nietzche. In this beautiful classic, Milan Kundera's characters profoundly move us.
Author: Milan Kundera, Michael Henry Heim (Translator)
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