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 (ko͝on-dĕr′ə, ko͝on′dĕ-rä), Milan Born 1929.
Czech-born writer best known for his novels, including The Joke (1967), The Book of Laughter and Forgetting (1979), and The Unbearable Lightness of Being (1984), all of which exhibit his extreme, though often comical, skepticism.
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(Biography) Milan. born 1929, Czech novelist living in France. His novels include The Book of Laughter and Forgetting (1979), The Unbearable Lightness of Being (1984), and Ignorance (2002)
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(ˈkʊn dər ə)
Milan, born 1929, Czech novelist in France since 1975.
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In The Art of the Novel (1986), Czech writer Milan Kundera claims that it is only when we lose the certainty of truth, when we can no longer depend on the unanimous agreement of others, that we become individuals.
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