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The Unbearable Lightness of Being Part 2, Chapter 21

By Milan Kundera

Part 2, Chapter 21

  • Next to Sabina's head is a wig-stand bearing a bowler hat.
  • Sabina explains to Tereza that the hat used to belong to her grandfather. The women decide that Sabina should wear it while Tereza takes photographs of her.
  • After a few shots, Tereza suggests that Sabina undress for some nude photos. Sabina has a drink, talks about her grandfather and his bowler hat, and then undresses.