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Book Review: Milan Kundera--the new and the old: The Festival of Insignificance and The Unbearable Lightness of Being

A few weeks back I read a review of Milan Kundera’s newest novel, The Festival of Insignificance. The review was warm, discussing the narrative quirks and the philosophic resonances. 893 palabras más


The Unbearable Lightness Of Being by Milan Kundera

Title: The Unbearable Lightness Of Being
Author: Milan Kundera
Publisher: Faber and faber
Publication date: 1984
Number of pages: 305
ISBN: 0571135390

I first got introduced to this modern classic through the 1988 movie adaption, at the (possibly all too early, for some) age of ten or so, and the concept caught my fascination already then, because it was so simple in all its complexity: The dilemma between choosing what is difficult but fundamentally right, or what is easy and simple, but on the more wrong aspect of things. 319 palabras más

Book Reviews

The Unbearable Lightness of Being

Life can be so surreal sometimes.

While at Eslite looking for a new book today, I picked up Ivan Turgenev’s Fathers And Sons. I’d been hoping to read it ever since I took the Introduction to Russian Literature class with Professor Michael Henry Heim, a noted translator, during the first quarter of my freshman year at UCLA. 326 palabras más

Private Gym

Private Gym

So, a tale of a man and his penis. Yes, another one. I’ll try to make it, well, not too tall.

And the story begins when I receive an intriguing product called Private Gym, which is described as a ‘pelvic muscle system for men’. 525 palabras más

Andrew Siegel

The Greek word for “return” is nostos. Algos means “suffering.” So nostalgia is the suffering caused by an unappeased yearning to return.

Milan Kundera, Ignorance

Top Ten Tuesday: Translated into English

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by the folks at The Broke And The Bookish.

Officially, this week’s TTT theme is all about characters and books that celebrate diversity. 755 palabras más

Top Ten Tuesday