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BOOK #1 The Unbearable Lightness of Being

“The heaviest of burdens crushes us, we sink beneath it, it pins us to the ground. But in love poetry of every age, the woman longs to be weighed down by the man’s body.The heaviest of burdens is therefore simultaneously an image of life’s most intense fulfillment. 1.379 palabras más

Quote for Today: Milan Kundera

When Don Quixote went out into the world, that world turned into a mystery before his eyes. That is the legacy of the first European novel to the entire subsequent history of the novel. 24 palabras más

Quote For Today

'The Hitchhiking Game' by Milan Kundera

The Hitchhiking Game by Milan Kundera, 1969

The magic trick:

Breaking the story up into 12 small chapters

“The Hitchhiking Game” is broken into 12 short chapters, emphasizing the story’s central theme: the truth can shift – especially emotional truth – by the hour, so be careful! 357 palabras más

Short Stories

She hadn’t suspected when she went to his bachelor apartment, that it could come to this sort of intimacy, and at first she felt dismay, as if it had come before she had been able to prepare herself (that 

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The untoward occurrence at/near the Teacher-Student Center (TSC) on the Bengali New Year’s day (Pohela Boishakh) has now gone viral on social media as well as regular media. 1.001 palabras más

A sketch for nothing

 “There is no means of testing which decision is better because there is no basis for comparison. We live everything as it comes, without warning, like an actor going on cold. 67 palabras más


No rehearsals nor reruns 

Today’s post is a result of a second reading of Milan Kundera’s The Unbearable Lightness of Being and an online search of artwork that can depict one of my favorite lines in the book. 58 palabras más