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"The Unbearable Lightness of Being"

♥ Book Title : The Unbearable Lightness of Being
♣ Name Author : Milan Kundera
∞ Launching : 2004-05-04
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9780060597184
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 0060597186
⊕ Number Pages : Total 320 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "When The Unbearable Lightness of Being was first published in English, it was hailed as "a work of the boldest mastery, originality, and richness" by critic Elizabeth Hardwick and named one of the best books of 1984 by the New York Times Book Review. It went on to win the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Fiction and quickly became an international bestseller. Twenty years later, the novel has established itself as a modern classic. To commemorate the anniversary of its first English-language publication, HarperCollins is proud to offer a special hardcover edition. A 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. Controlled by day, Tereza's jealousy awakens by night, transformed into ineffably sad death-dreams, while Tomas, a successful surgeon, alternates loving devotion to the dependent Tereza with the ardent pursuit of other women. Sabina, an independent, free-spirited artist, lives her life as a series of betrayals -- of parents, husband, country, love itself -- whereas her lover, the intellectual Franz, loses all because of his earnest goodness and fidelity. 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, says the novelist, "the unbearable lightness of being" -- not only as the consequence of our private acts but also in the public sphere, and the two inevitably intertwine. This magnificent novel encompasses the extremes of comedy and tragedy, and embraces, it seems, all aspects of human existence. It juxtaposes geographically distant places (Prague, Geneva, Paris, Thailand, the United States, a forlorn Bohemian village); brilliant and playful reflections (on "eternal return," on kitsch, on man and animals -- Tomas and Tereza have a beloved doe named Karenin); and a variety of styles (from the farcical to the elegiac) to take its place as perhaps the major achievement of one of the world's truly great writers."Article| Milan Kundera| Statement ..."

"The Unbearable Lightness of Being"

♥ Book Title : The Unbearable Lightness of Being
♣ Name Author : Milan Kundera
∞ Launching : 1999-04-07
◊ Info ISBN Link : 0060932139
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 9780060932138
⊕ Number Pages : Total 320 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "A 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. 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 pristine actions but also in the public sphere, and the two inevitably intertwine."Article| Milan Kundera| Statement ..."

"The Unbearable Lightness of Being in Aberystwyth"

♥ Book Title : The Unbearable Lightness of Being in Aberystwyth
♣ Name Author : Malcolm Pryce
∞ Launching : 2010-09-06
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9781408809020
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 1408809028
⊕ Number Pages : Total 272 sheet
♮ News id : Q74qqcw_CMMC

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☯ Full Synopsis : "There is nothing unusual about the barrel-organ man who walks into private detective Louie Knight's office. Apart from the fact that he has lost his memory. And his monkey is a former astronaut. And he is carrying a suitcase that he is too terrified to open. And he wants a murder investigated. The only thing unusual about the murder is that it took place a hundred years ago. And needs solving by the following week. Louie is too smart to take on such a case but also too broke to turn it down. Soon he is lost in a labyrinth of intrigue and terror, tormented at every turn by a gallery of mad nuns, gangsters and waifs, and haunted by the loss of his girlfriend, Myfanwy, who has disappeared after being fed drugged raspberry ripple ..."Article| Malcolm Pryce| Statement ..."

"A Study Guide for Milan Kundera's The Unbearable Lightness of Being"

♥ Book Title : A Study Guide for Milan Kundera's The Unbearable Lightness of Being
♣ Name Author : Gale, Cengage Learning
∞ Launching : 2015-09-15
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9781410336798
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 1410336794
⊕ Number Pages : Total 15 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "A Study Guide for Milan Kundera's "The Unbearable Lightness of Being," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels for Students.This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Novels for Students for all of your research needs."Article| Gale, Cengage Learning| Statement ..."

"The Unbearable Lightness of Being Unbearable"

♥ Book Title : The Unbearable Lightness of Being Unbearable
♣ Name Author : Kelli Jae Baeli
∞ Launching : 2010-04-09
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9781440447679
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 1440447675
⊕ Number Pages : Total 190 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "I don't consider myself the sharpest knife in the drawer, but I'm certainly not a spoon. I think about things. I put human nature under a microscope. Sometimes to my own peril. And I write about it. And politics, science, cosmology, relationships, sex, coffee, my angst, my weirdness, my cats & anything else that pops or chaps. But I think you will often find me quite humorous. Especially if you like sarcasm.Unless you're just blithely cruising through life, you'll notice there's a lot going on in this macrocosm of existence. This means there's a lot going on the microcosm of my brain. Not that there's anything "micro" about my brain. Anyway-here is a collection in which I share my thoughts, ruminations, suggestions, complaints and epiphanies where these "cosms" are concerned. Wear a helmet."Article| Kelli Jae Baeli| Statement ..."

"The Unbearable Lightness of Being"

♥ Book Title : The Unbearable Lightness of Being
♣ Name Author : no defined
∞ Launching : 2010
◊ Info ISBN Link : OCLC:919626238
⊗ Detail ISBN code :
⊕ Number Pages : Total 371 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "The author examines the book " The unbearable lightness of being by the Czech author Milan Kundera and analyzes the books three main characters in psychological terms."Article| no defined| Statement ..."

"Nationalism Without Walls"

♥ Book Title : Nationalism Without Walls
♣ Name Author : Richard Gwyn
∞ Launching : 1997-04-01
◊ Info ISBN Link : 0771037201
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 9780771037207
⊕ Number Pages : Total 325 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "Featuring a new epilogue bringing various aspects of Gwyn’s analysis up-to-date – in particular a new section on Quebec – Gwyn explores the various options available to post-referendum Canada. Nationalism Without Walls, a profound examination of Canadian nationhood by one of our leading political commentators, remains essential reading for everyone trying to come to terms with the nature of Canada."Article| Richard Gwyn| Statement ..."

"Reading the Modern European Novel since 1900"

♥ Book Title : Reading the Modern European Novel since 1900
♣ Name Author : Daniel R. Schwarz
∞ Launching : 2018-03-14
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9781118680667
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 1118680669
⊕ Number Pages : Total 376 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "An exploration of the modern European novel from a renowned English literature scholar Reading the Modern European Novel since 1900 is an engaging, in-depth examination of the evolution of the modern European novel. Written in Daniel R. Schwarz’s precise and highly readable style, this critical study offers compelling discussions on a wide range of major works since 1900 and examines recurring themes within the context of significant historical events, including both World Wars and the Holocaust. The author cites important developments in the evolution of the modern novel and explores how these paradigmatic works of fiction reflect intellectual and cultural history, including developments in painting and cinema. Schwarz focuses on narrative complexity, thematic subtlety, and formal originality as well as how novels render historical events and cultural developments Discussing major works by Proust, Camus, Mann, Kafka, Grass, di Lampedusa, Bassani, Kertesz, Pamuk, Kundera, Saramago, Muller and Ferrante, Schwarz explores how these often experimental masterworks pay homage to the their major predecessors--discussed in Schwarz’s ground-breaking Reading the European Novel to 1900--even while proposing radical departures from realism in their approach to time and space, their testing the limits of language, and their innovative ways of rendering the human psyche. Written for teachers and students by a highly-acclaimed scholar and including valuable study questions, Reading the Modern European Novel since 1900 offers a guide for a deeper understanding of how these original modern masters respond to both the past and present."Article| Daniel R. Schwarz| Statement ..."

"Irreconcilable Oppositions: "Es Muss Sein" and The Unbearable Lightness of Being"

♥ Book Title : Irreconcilable Oppositions: "Es Muss Sein" and The Unbearable Lightness of Being
♣ Name Author : Angela C. Milton
∞ Launching : 2013
◊ Info ISBN Link : OCLC:851482357
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⊕ Number Pages : Total 66 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "Author's Abstract: Milan Kundera's The Unbearable Lightness of Being is a novel written in response to the German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche's myth of eternal return. Through questioning Nietzsche's myth, Kundera creates an existential framework that rejects eternal return and illustrates his foundational concepts of lightness and weight. Kundera posits that in the absence of eternal return, life becomes meaningless because all of the moments of a person's life disappear the moment that life ceases to be. In order to combat this terrifying prospect, Kundera suggests that a person must combat fate. Likewise, a person may discover how to give significance to life through the pursuit of lightness or weight. This thesis examines the function of lightness and weight and uses them to explore films that visualize Kundera's key concepts. Because the novel has a limited scope, it is difficult to examine the breadth of these concepts and fully unlock their complexities. Removing them from Kundera's novel and using them as a lens to examine films allows the ideas to move from the hypothetical sphere so that they can become fully meaningful."Article| Angela C. Milton| Statement ..."

"The Unbearable Lightness of Being a Prawn Cracker"

♥ Book Title : The Unbearable Lightness of Being a Prawn Cracker
♣ Name Author : Will Self
∞ Launching : 2012-02-01
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9780241962619
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 0241962617
⊕ Number Pages : Total 50 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "The Unbearable Lightness of Being a Prawn Cracker - hilarious restaurant reviews by Booker nominee Will Self 'Most food writing and restaurant criticism is concerned with the ideal, with how by cooking this, or dining there, you can somehow ingurgitate a new - or at any rate improved - social, aesthetic and even spiritual persona. I aimed to turn this proposition on its head, and instead of commenting on where and what people would ideally like to eat I would consider where and what they actually did: the ready meals, buffet snacks and - most importantly - fast food that millions of Britons chomp upon in the go-round of their often hurried and dyspeptic lives.' In this selection from his wickedly funny New Statesman Real Meals column, Will Self reviews the chains where most of us go to eat (KFC, Greggs, Yo! Sushi, Pizza Express and their like), delves into the ubiquitous Thai meal and Chicken Tikka Masala, and experiences hotel breakfasts, frozen TV dinners and airline food on our behalf. These are restaurant reviews of the kind you've never read before. Will Self is the author of nine novels including Cock and Bull; My Idea of Fun; Great Apes; How the Dead Live; Dorian, an Imitation; The Book of Dave; The Butt; Walking to Hollywood and Umbrella, which was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize. He has written five collections of shorter fiction and three novellas: The Quantity Theory of Insanity; Grey Area; License to Hug; The Sweet Smell of Psychosis; Design Faults in the Volvo 760 Turbo; Tough, Tough Toys for Tough, Tough Boys; Dr. Mukti and Other Tales of Woe and Liver: A Fictional Organ with a Surface Anatomy of Four Lobes. Self has also compiled a number of nonfiction works, including The Undivided Self: Selected Stories; Junk Mail; Perfidious Man; Sore Sites; Feeding Frenzy; Psychogeography; Psycho Too and The Unbearable Lightness of Being a Prawn Cracker."Article| Will Self| Statement ..."

"Immortality"

♥ Book Title : Immortality
♣ Name Author : Milan Kundera
∞ Launching : 2001
◊ Info ISBN Link : 0571209181
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 9780571209187
⊕ Number Pages : Total 387 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "From the author of The Unbearable Lightness of Being, this is a comic vision of our anxiety about immortality."Article| Milan Kundera| Statement ..."

"Unbearable Lightness"

♥ Book Title : Unbearable Lightness
♣ Name Author : Portia de Rossi
∞ Launching : 2011-03-03
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9781849835275
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 1849835276
⊕ Number Pages : Total 320 sheet
♮ News id : i352L03hNqQC

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☯ Full Synopsis : ""I didn't decide to become anorexic. It snuck up on me disguised as a healthy diet, a professional attitude. Although there was a certain glamour to anorexics, I didn't want to be one. I just wanted to excel in dieting. And weighing in at 80 pounds on 300 calories a day, I was the best little dieter there ever was." In scalding prose, Portia de Rossi reveals the pain and illness that haunted her for decades. She alternately starved herself and binged, putting her life in danger and lying to herself and everyone around her about the depth of her illness. From her lowest point, Portia began the painful climb back to health and happiness, ultimately falling head over heels in love with Ellen DeGeneres. In this remarkable and landmark book, she tells a story that inspires hope and nourishes the spirit."Article| Portia de Rossi| Statement ..."