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The Unbearable Lightness of Being (Members Edition)

Milan Kundera

An outstanding classic presented as never before in Faber’s Collectors’ Edition of The Unbearable Lightness of Being.

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This exclusive edition has been printed by the traditional lithographic method on a small, sheetfed, Heidelberg press, using premium woodfree paper. Each book is sewn and bound by hand, using a quarter-bound case of real cloth and printed panels front and back, featuring original artwork by Milan Kundera, with matt black pigment foiling and lamination. The books are finished with full colour printed endpapers, head and tail bands and a ribbon marker.

The Unbearable Lightness of Being is a classic story of irreconcilable loves and infidelities. Juxtaposing Prague, Geneva, Thailand and the United States, it encompasses the extremes of comedy and tragedy, and embraces, it seems, all aspects of human existence. It offers – in true Kundera fashion – a wide range of brilliant and amusing philosophical speculations and it descants on a variety of styles, drawing together the Czechoslovakia of the Prague Spring and the Russian invasion, the philosophy of Nietzsche, and the love affairs of a number of heartbreakingly familiar characters.


The French-Czech novelist Milan Kundera was born in the Czech Republic and has lived in France since 1975. He is the author of the internationally acclaimed and bestselling novels The Joke, Life is Elsewhere, The Farewell Waltz, The Book of Laughter and Forgetting, The Unbearable Lightness of Being, Immortality, and the short-story collection Laughable Loves — all originally in Czech.…

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