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Milan Kundera on Friendship

“Friendship, to me, was proof of the existence of something stronger than ideology, than religion, than the nation, In Dumas’ book, the four friends often find themselves on opposite sides and thus required to fight against one another.

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“Anyone whose goal is ‘something higher’ must expect someday to suffer vertigo. What is vertigo? Fear of falling? No, Vertigo is something other than fear of falling. 33 palabras más

The Unbearable Lightness of Being and Chocolate Hazelnut Cake

“Because were she to die here they would cover her up with a stone, and in the mind of a woman for whom no place is home the thought of an end to all flight is unbearable.” –  601 palabras más


Reading the World: The Czech Republic

I visited Prague a few years ago, and fell in love with the beauty of the Czech Republic.  There aren’t very many books published which are set in the country, and many of the English translations seem to be weirdly unavailable anywhere outside of Prague’s city limits, but I have pulled together five which I would heartily recommend. 489 palabras más

Mankind’s true moral test, its fundamental test (which lies deeply buried from view), consists of its attitude towards those who are at its mercy: animals. And in this respect mankind has suffered a fundamental debacle, a debacle so fundamental that all others stem from it.

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Thought For Today

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fond of, and the reason I give is that they talk about the human essence, about ideas that will take millennia to be outdated, and then I throw some names around, like Dostoevsky, or Camus, names hard to argue with. 2.271 palabras más


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