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Tag Archives: Milan Kundera

Song of Everlasting Sorrow

Like much literature written still in the mid-1990s, the female character is subjected to the whims of various male protagonists and comes to a violent and unnecessary end. I was stunned to discover the author of Song of Everlasting Sorrow was a woman.

July 21, 2018 · Leave a comment

The Farewell Party

You can sacrificially burn the book after you’ve finished. But I personally am going to file it under ‘resources for outlining how straight men come to their privileged conclusions’.

November 24, 2017 · Leave a comment

The Book of Laughter and Forgetting

Year of publication: 1979 Found: My best friend’s mother’s bookshelf Pages/Read time: 228, a week Comments: I like Milan Kundera’s writing, but I’m not entirely sure why. His female characters … Continue reading

July 24, 2016 · 1 Comment

The Unbearable Lightness of Being

August 19, 2014 · 1 Comment

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