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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

Essay

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fond of, and the reason I give is that they talk about the human essence, about ideas that will take millennia to be outdated, and then I throw some names around, like Dostoevsky, or Camus, names hard to argue with. 2,271 more words

Prose

The Unbearable Sh*teness of Being ... A Newcastle Fan

TO CONTEMPLATE  the unbearable shiteness of being a Newcastle fan.

I have ripped this title from the stunning 1984 novel by the intimidatingly talented Milan Kundera. 943 more words

Honesty.

(Note: I wrote most of this previously during a low moment, so I was going to refrain from posting, for fear that it would set off alarm bells. 1,505 more words

KITSCH

Symbolism, Imagery, Allegory

Kitsch gets a lot of attention in The Unbearable Lightness of Being, so you should make sure you understand the basic concept. Kitsch is a German word that’s been adopted by a number of other languages, including English. 489 more words

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The Unbearable Lightness of Dreaming

A library membership is a beautiful thing. So few things in this life are free, especially in this time of ‘austerity’. I am fortunate to have a library with many great books. 434 more words

Dreams

Dream #1

I have been reading The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera lately in my nights. I am in awe with the character of Tereza whose love for Tomas is borne out of fortuities. 1,004 more words

Beautiful