AP Reading List – Book-a-Day: The Unbearable Lightness of Being

Unbearable LightnessAuthor:  Milan Kundera

Category:  Fiction

Overview: A look at the intellectual and artistic life of Prague before and after Communism.

What they’re saying in the Prepwise staff room:

Chris: “A beautiful book about the effect of Communist occupation on the artists of Prague.  None of the characters is particularly likable, but all are memorable.”

Ethan: “The Unbearable Lightness of Being picks up in that near corner of history where your world history class left off. 1960’s Czechoslovakia was a fascinating and frustrating time, and Kundera captures it perfectly.”


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