The Unbearable Lightness of Being

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The Unbearable Lightness of Being
AuthorMilan Kundera
Original titleNesnesitelná lehkost bytí
CountryFrance
LanguageCzech
GenrePhilosophical fiction, Magical realism
PublisherGallimard (France)
68 Publishers (Czech language)
Harper & Row (US)
Faber & Faber (UK)
Publication date
1984 (French translation)
1985 (original Czech)
Published in English
1984
Media typePrint (Hardcover)
Pages393 (French 1st edition)

The Unbearable Lightness of Being (Czech: Nesnesitelná lehkost bytí) is a 1984 novel by Milan Kundera, about two women, two men, a dog and their lives in the 1968 Prague Spring period of Czechoslovak history.

The original Czech text was published the following year.

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