The Unbearable Lightness of Being

The Unbearable Lightness of Being

by

Milan Kundera

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Eternal Return

A philosophical concept that assumes that everything in the universe—including people, events, and animals—repeats and recurs in a similar way over infinite time and space. The theory of eternal return has been around since antiquity… read analysis of Eternal Return

Kitsch

Kitsch is a German word that expresses tacky or tasteless art, but Kundera uses this term in a slightly different way. He defines kitsch as “the absolute denial of shit, in both the literal and… read analysis of Kitsch

The Prague Spring

A period of widespread protest in Czechoslovakia against the Communist state declared in the country after World War II. The protests of the Prague Spring began on January 5, 1968, with the election of Alexanderread analysis of The Prague Spring