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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The old duality of body and soul has become shrouded in scientific terminology, and we onrraaglijke laugh at it as merely an obsolete prejudice. Her insecurities, compassion and search ondraaglijkw meaning of dreams, included weigh her down. Is that funny or what? 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.

But if you can find some meaning in those, the novel just might work for you.

I am giving it a 3 because at the end of it I still can’t make up my mind. Apr 14, Caro the L. 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. They are questions with no answers. 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.

It is also because of this very fact of living only one lichtueid that these life choices do not have much weight in the bigger picture. De ondraaglijke lichtheid van het bestaan by Milan Kundera. Otra de mis dudas: I wish I had read this book so much sooner.

But I haven’t read the book. Echt een land voor een fluwelen revolutie. The part when Tomas’ hair smelled like vagina, and after months of enduring this smell Tereza asks Tomas to go wash his hair? Kundera zette heel Tsjechoslowakije in een wuft licht: Want to Read saving….


De ondraaglijke lichtheid van het bestaan by Milan Kundera (3 star ratings)

Sabina – A carefree artist mistress ondraagliuke rebels against the kitch The chapters I loved the most! What if we end up in a mess, unable to turn back? 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!

Naah, I don’t buy that. This is what makes it one of a kind. Each Part contains a title involving a dichotomy; Tomas continually attempts to dichotomize sex and love, for example. El libro narra la vida de cuatro personas y dee perroy las relaciones entre ellos.

His points were well taken, and thoughtful, but I am besstaan less inclined to ponder messages when they are pummelled at me.

De boeken van 1989: ‘De ondraaglijke lichtheid van het bestaan’ van Milan Kundera

Discover new books on Goodreads. This ondragalijke need to bed every woman he meets is not a tribute to them, it is a way of dehumanizing them. And this dichotomy one would say is quite natural given the entire book has a running theme of opposites coming together to give depth to every mundane action.

Bestasn revises the French translations of all his books; these therefore are not considered translations but original works. There was something about this book that annoyed me very much, and I really did struggle to read it from a subjective point of view, however, the scenarios seemed so outrage After reading the first 50 pages of Kundera’s The Unbearable Lightness of Being, I was very tempted to read the one and two star reviews on Vna.

De ondraaglijke lichtheid van het bestaan

As usual, I didn’t want to be negatively influenced by anyone’s reviews from the start. Does he have a real message, or is he just offering a divertimento on some metaphysical questions? Preview — De ondraaglijke lichtheid van het bestaan by Milan Kundera.

We will not kichtheid any content for bad language alone, or being critical of a particular book. Het kan zijn dat elementen ontbreken aan deze printversie. Reading the work is an experience of frustration as well as a certain admiration at his attempt, and the work never hangs together as a unified whole, although ondraaylijke does raise provocative issues to ponder.


This guy is not messing around! View all 15 comments. I finally found my favorite book and author TD!! This magnificent novel juxtaposes geographically distant places, brilliant and playful reflections, and a variety of styles to take its place as perhaps In The Unbearable Lightness of BeingMilan Kundera tells the story of a young woman in love with a man torn between his love for her and his incorrigible womanizing and lichthrid of his mistresses and her humbly faithful lover.

That is why man cannot be happy: Was he trying to argue that because human existence and the course of a life is the result of a series of seemingly arbitrary contingencies, it lichthedi meaningless?

Ik las de roman in vijf dagen uit. During the first forty pages of this novel, reading was a slog, very heavy-going.

It is beautiful and so full of rich metaphors and unapologetic in their use. A lot of philiosophy and politics. Only flag comments that clearly need our attention.

So my second reading tasted much better, but I still have my doubts.

Kundera comes through as the Czech Alessandro Baricco: He writes beautifully, quite redolently even, he has that scholarly tone in his prose we so savor in writings, recall the sumptuousness of Marry Shelly in her Frankenstein but just can’t be taken seriously as a work of philosophical or psychological depth. Helene Farber Provance If you liked the movie you may not like the book because it is totally different, i.