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Book Review: The Unbearable Lightness of Being

Naturally she had not realized it until now. How could she have? The goals we pursue are always veiled. A girl who longs for marriage longs for something she knows nothing about. 611 more words


The Fe/Male Gaze

“The ability to gaze turns the hammer into a living being, but a good carpenter must bear its insolent gaze and, with a firm hand, turn it back into a thing. 43 more words

Karenin's Smile

The Unbearable Lightness of Being is one of the most important books that I’ve waited too long to actually read. It was written in 1984, the year I was born. 148 more words


Milan Kundera

“Sie lehnte sich ans Geländer und schaute hinunter. Es war am Rande von Prag. Die Moldau hatte die Stadt bereits durchflossen und den Glanz des Hradschin und der Kirchen hinter sich gelassen. 20 more words

The age of overproduction

“Culture is perishing in overproduction, in an avalanche of words, in the madness of quantity.” 

Milan Kundera, The Unbearable Lightness of Being

There is a fine line on which culture and prosperity walk, on one side threatening it is underproduction and underdevelopment and on the other side overproduction. 487 more words


Through Kundera's eyes

For those who know me, and most of those reading this blog are among those, know that I have a few authors I am very fond of, and the reason I give is that they talk about the human essence, about ideas that will take millennia to be outdated, and then I throw some names around, like Dostoevsky, or Camus, names hard to argue with. 2,271 more words