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Wrestling the Soft Animal of Your Heart

“…for there is nothing heavier than compassion. Not even one’s own pain weighs so heavy as the pain one feels with someone, for someone, a pain intensified by the imagination and prolonged by a hundred echoes.” | Milan Kundera, The Unbearable Lightness of Being… 623 more words


The Czech Republic with the Unbearable Lightness of Being

“We live everything as it comes, without warning.”–Milan Kundera, The Unbearable Lightness of Being

  • Here’s what happens:
    • Here’s the story of a handful of unfaithful lovers seeking happiness, fulfillment and self-knowledge.
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Book Review: Slowness by Milan Kundera

Slowness by Milan Kundera
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This short ‘novelette’ was my introduction to an author whose works I’ve wanted to read for some time but never got around to it. 336 more words


Book Review: The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera

A few months ago a friend sparkled my interest in this book by recommending it as one of the best books he’s ever read, so I decided to try it out. 574 more words


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