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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I can go on and on about ridiculous instances but it’s not even worth getting into. Lichthed ondraaglijke lichtheid van het bestaan by Milan Kundera. But if you can find some meaning in those, the novel just might work for you. Enlace en mi blog: Nu lees ik weer in indraaglijke Questo gesto coraggioso ha come effetto la fuga della ragazza.
Tomas too had written an article critical of Communism, an article that now in the narrative comes back to haunt him as he is pressured to repudiate his former views. He was unable to identify himself with so alien and unfamiliar an object as the body. We take abuse seriously in our discussion boards.
On the licchtheid hand, the writing is lovely, brimming with insightful observations on the human condition. In keeping with this format, the novel is fragmentary in structure. Deze zomer leest Arjen Fortuin dezelfde boeken als 25 jaar geleden, in zijn eerste zomer als volwassene.
I think Kundera attacks you over and over again with his points and images until they sound like dogma, much in the same way that the communist party was fond of doing. If you think about it, there is nothing behind that concept.
It is a story that was written so that the author can give shape to his philosophy.
I’m not even going to speculate on how she is so familiar with the smell of a woman’s groin. This guy is not messing around! I enjoy the exploration of ideas about topics such as why we’re here, or the meaning of love.
Marc (Antwerp, 01, Belgium)’s review of De ondraaglijke lichtheid van het bestaan
In other words, it is questions with no answers that set the limit for human possibilities, describe the boundaries of human existence. He must have a fine brain indeed”. He doesn’t even care what woman he sleeps with. De ondraaglijke lichtheid van het bestaan by Milan Kundera. Want to Read saving….
It is also because of this very fact of living only one life that these life choices do not have much weight in the bigger picture. I was also pretty interested in the philosophy that Kundera was spinning. So what does he do? View all 12 comments. Fundamentally, the dichotomy of lightness and heaviness determines the narrative. I love how he uses the concepts of lightness and heaviness to define the way people move through life–with a lightness and freedom that allows you to soar, or dragged down by the weight of the burdens we carry.
The author does an equivalent of breaking the fourth wall and talks to the reader on how he wanted to portray a character or explain his philosophy with example of different characters! The old duality of body and soul has become shrouded in scientific terminology, and we can laugh at it as merely an obsolete prejudice. View all 6 comments. Ever since man has learned to give each part of the body a name, the body has given him less trouble.
I wish I had read this book so much sooner. On pagehe’s getting tired who wouldn’t be!! I hated them both, honestly. It was solid intelligent lit-fic: So my second reading tasted much better, but I still have my doubts.
Open Preview See a Problem? I would like to reread it. Kundera opens with a philosophical big-bang, presenting Nietzsche’s idea of eternal return, as if to get the reader thinking: It is easy to see how a reader can get annoyed at the author’s getting lost in his philosophical musings so very often. How else would he have time for the sex again, multiple times a dayand actually washing windows? I even cut Tereza some slack for being a self-loathing dormouse, and the other characters adulterous imbeciles who intellectualise their childish behaviour and hopscotch across Europe at the first sign of trouble.
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Book Group Laddie 1. But I think that it is a terrible waste, because he is capable of some truly lovely phrasing and metaphors. Somehow, that makes this review seem even more disrespectful.
But Kundera wraps it up in a seemingly light-footed story, cut net in very short bits and parts, making the novel rather digestable.
I think this book is very highly affected by the time period that it comes from. Martin de Haan Nawoord. The only thing that relieves us from this unbearable lightness are fortuitous occurences which, love it beestaan hate it, have a say in making up our lives.
I tripped up over the amount of quotable lines and overlooked the endless use of the catchphrase Es muss sein! This constant need to bed every woman he meets is not a tribute to them, it is a way of dehumanizing them. He will provide ee glimpse of his characters’ lives, hit the pause button and then go on to explain all about what just happened, the philosophy and psychology which drives the lives eht his Kundera is an unconventional writer, to say the least.
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