Even after a second read (the first one was 30 years ago) I find it difficult to value this novel. What is it really about? A handsome Prague doctor, Tom. Transcript of De ondraaglijke lichtheid van het bestaan. Milan Kundera – 1/04/ nu – Geboren in Tsjechië – Sinds in Frankrijk – Docent. Buy De ondraaglijke lichtheid van het bestaan 01 by Milan Kundera, Jana Beranová (ISBN: ) from Amazon’s Book Store. Everyday low prices.

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Today, of course, the body is no longer unfamiliar: But just make someone who has fallen in love listen to his stomach rumble, the unity of body and soul, that lyrical illusion of bestazn age of science, instantly fades away. I enjoy the exploration of ideas about topics such as why we’re here, or the meaning of love.

Does he have a real message, or is he just offering a divertimento on some metaphysical questions?

View all 15 comments. He tells us that the characters are merely figments of his imagination so we shouldn’t expect them to be realistic. Die vader is deze zomer alweer tien jaar dood; niet alleen lichtheid is ondraaglijk. Guided by his sense of beauty, an individual transforms a fortuitous occurence Beethoven’s music, death under a train into a motifwhich then assumes a permanent lichteid in the composition of the individual’s life.

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De ondraaglijke lichtheid van het bestaan

The ability to shape our own lives, to some extent vah least, is a power. Sometimes people question the fact that my rating does not seem to be consistent with my comments about a book.

Verboden boeken 12pages. Kundera has written in both Czech and French. A fireworks show of well-dressed reflections with the purpose of hiding the characters’ immature behaviour under a gloss of elegance and sophistication. The fact is, lifhtheid is a ridiculous amount of posing in this novel, first of all by hef author himself: Or take the titular “unbearable lightness of being” itself: We have sucked their udders like leeches.


Metaphors are not to be trifled with. Thus, this novel represents a series of false starts, attempts by Kundera to communicate something that each beginning fails to do, requiring him to switch directions and try once more, never entirely successfully. Refresh and try again. Terug naar de krant Lijst. Return to Book Page.

lchtheid They are questions with no answers. Specially when there is no way of knowing what waits for us at the next corner. Some of those hit the right note, while there were parts that I found trite or pretentious or simply lacking any sense.

There is a lot to love about this book, but this chapter about Tomas is like a big, smoking hole in the middle of an otherwise pleasant road.

All the parts of a human body, and that’s your favorite? It was solid intelligent lit-fic: During the first forty pages of omdraaglijke novel, reading was a slog, very heavy-going. Let me explain with some examples: Discover new books on Goodreads.

Just a moment while we eht you in to your Goodreads account. Teresa – a vulnerable wife resigned to her husbands infidelities, haunted by the demons of duality of body and soul. Each of his main characters tries to craft meaning for himself — Tomas in light of his calling as a physician and his refusal to compromise his political convictions, Tereza by way of her determination to ohdraaglijke faithful in love to Tomas, Sabrina in her insistence on betraying the expectations of others rather than conforming to their desires — but an overall and commonly accepted meaning is elusive.

The only content we will consider removing is spam, slanderous attacks on other members, or extremely offensive content eg. The novel moves at a quick clip, partly due to its shorter bsetaan, and partly due to the fact that I found Tomas and Tereza to be interesting characters.

The only thing that relieves us from this unbearable lightness are fortuitous occurences which, love it or hate it, have a ondraxglijke in making up our lives. Tereza knows he’s having sex because his hair smells–ALL the time–like a woman’s groin.

Take this for example.


Karenin – the bitch named after Anna Karena finds happiness in his, yes his, happiness in routine and loves unconditionally and maybe the one who enjoys true happiness despite his lichthheid. Discussion for The Unbearable Lightness of Being.

De ondraaglijke lichtheid van het bestaan by Milan Kundera (3 star ratings)

Lees ook deze artikelen. Por cierto, este libro entra dentro de mi lista de librosqueleerantesdemorir. View all 14 comments.

We will not remove any content for bad language alone, or being critical of a particular book. I think this book is very highly affected by the time period that it comes from.

In keeping with this format, the ondraaglijks is fragmentary in structure.

De ondraaglijke lichtheid van het bestaan Dutch, Milan Kundera. (Paperback )

Tomas too had written an article critical of Communism, an article that now in the narrative comes back to haunt him as he is pressured to repudiate his former views. Each Part contains a title involving a dichotomy; Tomas continually attempts to dichotomize sex and love, for example. A question with no answer is a barrier that cannot be breached. It was beyond my limit, it seems. Helene Farber Provance If you liked the movie you may not like the book because it is lichhteid different, i.

As usual, I didn’t want to be negatively influenced by anyone’s reviews from the start.

This magnificent novel juxtaposes geographically distant places, brilliant and playful reflections, and a variety of styles to take its place as perhaps In The Unbearable Lightness of BeingMilan Kundera tells the story of a young woman in love with a man torn between his love for her and his incorrigible womanizing and one of his mistresses and her humbly ondraaaglijke lover.

All this may suggest this novel is a tough philosophical work, and indeed, there is a lot of philosophizing going on. We take abuse seriously in our discussion boards.