Milan Kundera

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Milan Kundera 'joyfully' accepts Czech Republic's Franz Kafka prize
Prestigious award follows the restoration of his citizenship last year after decades of exile in Paris

Alison Flood

22, Sep, 2020 @12:19 PM

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Top 10 novels about adultery | Douglas Kennedy
From Graham Greene’s anguished transgressions to Milan Kundera’s happy-go-lucky erotic adventures, fiction has long adored illicit affairs

Douglas Kennedy

18, Dec, 2019 @10:54 AM

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Milan Kundera's Czech citizenship restored after 40 years
The Unbearable Lightness of Being’s author has lived in France since fleeing communism in 1975, and has previously questioned ‘the notion of home’

Sian Cain

03, Dec, 2019 @1:04 PM

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Milan Kundera may have Czech citizenship restored, says prime minister
Czech prime minister proposes renewing exiled writer’s citizenship decades after the communist regime removed it

Alison Flood

13, Nov, 2018 @3:00 PM

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Taiye Selasi: 'I'm ashamed not to have read The Color Purple'
The author recalls being inspired by Arundhati Roy, rereading Milan Kundera’s The Unbearable Lightness of Being and why no book is overrated

Taiye Selasi

18, May, 2018 @9:00 AM

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Top 10 parallel narratives
From Philip Roth to Zadie Smith, Lisa Halliday selects some of the best novels using formal adventures to bridge the ‘impassable gaps’ in our world

Lisa Halliday

07, Mar, 2018 @9:42 AM

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Top 10 books about the unconscious
From BF Skinner’s behaviourism to Milan Kundera’s existential comedy, these are some boldly counterintuitive guides to the part of ourselves we know least

John Bargh

20, Dec, 2017 @9:00 AM

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Forget Morrissey’s ‘bulbous salutation’, here are my good sex awards | Flic Everett
The singer’s debut novel has been deservedly mocked for its lurid sex scenes. If only he’d studied Flaubert, Kundera or Chaucer before he started writing …

Flic Everett

25, Sep, 2015 @3:46 PM

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Top 10 wartime love stories
All’s fair game in love and war, from Odysseus in disguise from Penelope to Nineteen Eighty-Four’s preternaturally doomed couple Winston and Julia

Ayelet Gundar-Goshen

29, Jul, 2015 @2:02 PM

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Books reviews roundup: The Festival of Insignificance, How Music Got Free and Instrumental
What the critics thought of: Milan Kundera’s The Festival of Insignificance, Stephen Witt’s How Music Got Free and James Rhodes’s Instrumental

26, Jun, 2015 @5:00 PM

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Tips, links and suggestions: what are you reading this week?
Your space to discuss the books you are reading and what you think of them – plus our favourite literary links of the week

Guardian readers and Marta Bausells

22, Jun, 2015 @3:25 PM

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The Festival of Insignificance by Milan Kundera – digested read
John Crace reduces this novel of navel-gazing, Stalin and philosophy to a symbolic 700 words

John Crace

14, Jun, 2015 @5:00 PM

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