Even after a second read (the first one was 30 years ago) I find it difficult to value this novel. What is it really about? A handsome Prague doctor, Tom. Transcript of De ondraaglijke lichtheid van het bestaan. Milan Kundera – 1/04/ nu – Geboren in Tsjechië – Sinds in Frankrijk – Docent. Buy De ondraaglijke lichtheid van het bestaan 01 by Milan Kundera, Jana Beranová (ISBN: ) from Amazon’s Book Store. Everyday low prices.

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It is a story that was written so that the author can give shape to his philosophy. A single metaphor can give birth to love. Eigenlijk zou achterin elk boek een knipsel moeten zitten. Is there music in the air, fluttering butterflies? View all 12 comments.

Also, as a student of European history, it was an interesting study in the mind of someone raised in the communist era.


At times I felt kundera was desperate to done his philosophical musings in robes of an erotic story, he failed at both grounds miserably. They’re not people to him; they’re a disposable commodity. It was beyond my limit, it seems. Lists with This Book. Search for a book to add a reference. The author throws in a bit of all the philosophers and breaks hestaan kitch of each philosophy.

Kundera’s characters seem to searching for an elusive something, trying to find that perfect place in life where they would want to live forever. Apr 14, Caro the L. Er was ook de film. It didn’t feel like I was reading a character’s character, it felt like I was reading Kundera’s character.


Karenin – the bitch named after Anna Karena finds happiness in his, yes his, happiness in routine and loves unconditionally and maybe the one who enjoys true happiness despite his troubles. Political overtones complicate the interpretation. During the first forty pages of this novel, reading was a slog, very heavy-going. Y no lo he conseguido. Die vader is deze zomer alweer tien jaar dood; niet alleen lichtheid is ondraaglijk.

So everything was going along swimmingly until. That one is not a novel, more of an essay, but he details the lives of four authors within it, so it can feel like a novel. A bit of this all, is the obvious answer, but what is the binding element? The part when Tomas’ hair smelled like vagina, lichtheidd after months vab enduring this smell Tereza asks Tomas to go wash his hair? All the parts of a human body, and that’s your favorite?

Naah, I don’t buy that. Or his wife, Tereza, who keeps on longing for his faithfulness and ondraatlijke love, but keeps on having strange dreams about death?

Marc (Antwerp, 01, Belgium)’s review of De ondraaglijke lichtheid van het bestaan

This issue is never clearly settled or resolved, nor perhaps can it be, the ambiguity being part of the very nature ondaaglijke the human condition. The face is nothing but an instrument panel registering all the body mechanisms: De ondraaglijke lichtheid van het bestaan by Milan Kundera. His love, morals and conscience are the heaviness that weigh him down. It’s not that I cannot have an open mind and accept women portrayed as weak beings, who yet and make mistakes and ruin their lives by making stupid choices, but come on!


The moment they take a step ahead, they begin feeling the pull of what they had just turned their back to.

A handsome Prague doctor, Tomas, who finds himself stumbling into a steady relationship, even marrying, but keeps on meeting lots of mistresses?

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Does he have a real message, or is he just offering a divertimento on some metaphysical questions? So what does he do? De boeken van See all 19 questions about De ondraaglijke lichtheid van het bestaan…. Refresh and try again.

No, Vertigo is something other than fear of falling. This book was published inbefore Gorbachev took power and instituted reforms, so I can see him attempting to make a r I think this book is very highly affected by the time period that it comes from. Only flag comments that clearly need our attention. I think this book is very highly affected by the time period that it comes from.