The unbearable lightness of being by Milan Kundera

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Published by Faber in London .

Written in English

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Edition Notes

Translation of: Nesnesiteln"a lehkost byt"i.

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StatementMilan Kundera ; translated from the Czech by Michael Henry Heim.
SeriesThe Faber library -- 6
The Physical Object
Pagination305p. ;
Number of Pages305
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22388780M
ISBN 100571176569

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