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The Unbearable Lightness of Being Part 6, Chapter 29

By Milan Kundera

Part 6, Chapter 29

  • What remains in Cambodia, the narrator asks. The answer? A large photograph of an American actress holding an Asian child in her arms.
  • What remains of Tomas? The inscription on his grave.
  • What remains of Beethoven? The phrase "es muss sein!"
  • What remains of Franz? The inscription on his grave.
  • The narrator then concludes that before we are forgotten, we are turned into kitsch.