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The Unbearable Lightness of Being

Milan Kundera


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Part 1: Lightness and Weight

Part 2: Soul and Body

Part 3: Words Misunderstood

Part 4: Soul and body

Part 5: Lightness and Weight

Part 6: The Grand March

Part 7: Karenin's Smile

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