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The Unbearable Lightness of Being

The Unbearable Lightness of Being


by Milan Kundera

Analysis: Steaminess Rating

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There's all sorts of sex in Unbearable Lightness – angry sex, kinky sex, emotional sex, emotionless sex, loving sex, memorable sex, sex that's quickly forgotten, sex driven by betrayal, sex in dreams, sex in real life, sex in hotel rooms, and many detailed sexual fantasies. Expect graphic details and the possibility that you may, at some point, feel uncomfortable reading. But also know that the sex isn't gratuitous, and for every graphic detail is a paragraph or two of philosophy or analysis triggered by it (see "Characterization"). It's all part of the packaged deal that is The Unbearable Lightness of Being.

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