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Unbearable Lightness Unbearable Lightness A STORY OF LOSS AND GAIN.

Author: Portia de Rossi

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1849835276

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

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"I didn't decide to become anorexic. It snuck up on me disguised as a healthy diet, a professional attitude. Although there was a certain glamour to anorexics, I didn't want to be one. I just wanted to excel in dieting. And weighing in at 80 pounds on 300 calories a day, I was the best little dieter there ever was." In scalding prose, Portia de Rossi reveals the pain and illness that haunted her for decades. She alternately starved herself and binged, putting her life in danger and lying to herself and everyone around her about the depth of her illness. From her lowest point, Portia began the painful climb back to health and happiness, ultimately falling head over heels in love with Ellen DeGeneres. In this remarkable and landmark book, she tells a story that inspires hope and nourishes the spirit.

The Unbearable Lightness of Being in Aberystwyth

There is nothing unusual about the barrel-organ man who walks into private detective Louie Knight's office.

Author: Malcolm Pryce

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing UK

ISBN: 9781408800690

Category: Aberystwyth (Wales)

Page: 272

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There is nothing unusual about the barrel-organ man who walks into private detective Louie Knight's office. Apart from the fact that he has lost his memory. And his monkey is a former astronaut. And he is carrying a suitcase that he is too terrified to open. And he wants a murder investigated. The only thing unusual about the murder is that it took place a hundred years ago. And needs solving by the following week. Louie is too smart to take on such a case but also too broke to turn it down. Soon he is lost in a labyrinth of intrigue and terror, tormented at every turn by a gallery of mad nuns, gangsters and waifs, and haunted by the loss of his girlfriend, Myfanwy, who has disappeared after being fed drugged raspberry ripple ...

The Unbearable Lightness of Being

A mighty piece of work, that will shape your life forever.' 'One of the best books I've ever read ... A book about love and life, full of surprises. Beautiful.' 'This book is going to change your life .

Author: Milan Kundera

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 057136764X

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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'A cult figure.' Guardian 'A dark and brilliant achievement.' Ian McEwan 'Shamelessly clever ... Exhilaratingly subversive and funny.' Independent 'A modern classic ... As relevant now as when it was first published. ' John Banville A young woman is in love with a successful surgeon - a man torn between his love for her and his incorrigible womanising. His mistress, a free-spirited artist, lives her life as a series of betrayals - while her other lover stands to lose everything because of his noble qualities. In a world where lives are shaped by irrevocable choices and fortuitous events, and everything occurs but once, existence seems to lose its substance and weight - and we feel 'the unbearable lightness of being'. A masterpiece by one of the world's truly great writers, Milan Kundera's The Unbearable Lightness of Being encompasses passion and philosophy, infidelity and ideas, the Prague Spring and modern America, political acts and private desires, comedy and tragedy - and illuminates all aspects of human existence. What readers are saying: 'Some books change your mind, some change your heart, the very best change your whole world ... A mighty piece of work, that will shape your life forever.' 'One of the best books I've ever read ... A book about love and life, full of surprises. Beautiful.' 'This book is going to change your life ... It definitely leaves you with a hangover after you're done reading.' 'A must read - loved it, such beautiful observations on life, love and sexuality.' 'Kundera writes about love as if in a trance so the beauty of it is enchanting and dreamy ... Will stay with you forever.' 'A beautiful novel that helps you understand life better ... Loved it.' 'One of those rare novels full of depth and insight into the human condition ... Got me reading Camus and Sartre.' 'One of the best books I have ever read ... An intellectual love story if ever there was one.'

New York Magazine

Unbearable. Lightness. of. Being. is. depressing. in. a. way. that. only. a. 'faithful'.
adaptation. of. a. great. novel. can ... In his celebrated 1984 novel The
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New York magazine was born in 1968 after a run as an insert of the New York Herald Tribune and quickly made a place for itself as the trusted resource for readers across the country. With award-winning writing and photography covering everything from politics and food to theater and fashion, the magazine's consistent mission has been to reflect back to its audience the energy and excitement of the city itself, while celebrating New York as both a place and an idea.

The Unbearable Lightness of Beans

This "Nonfriction Story Explosion!" consists of three tales-Sexish, Mockumentary and Miscellooneyous. Presented according to parts of the knock-off movie title. This book is a boisterous parade.

Author: Juan Trafton Schmeltanzinger

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781403393449

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

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The Unbearable Lightness of Beans is a collection of the world's greatest Nonfriction. And also its first, since Dr. Juan invented the form--accidentally. This "Nonfriction Story Explosion!" consists of three tales-Sexish, Mockumentary and Miscellooneyous. Presented according to parts of the knock-off movie title. This book is a boisterous parade. Of people Doc has known, like Bill Gates, and the world's most secret fartsnitch. Places such as the cheapest little city in the world, and Mazatlan, where psychic powers pop. Characters like his first male lesbian case, and a born-again Jew who wins an OYE award. And incredible self-help know-how, including Psy-Cat-Ry, Alphabetical Therapy, and how to figure your personal spam. This is the only book that can tell you, among other things: How McDonald's burgers can bring world peace. What Columbus never knew about our Indians? How paragraphology reveals the great writers. How to easily cure Post Traumatic School Diss. Which direction you are, and where you're headed in life.

Orange Coast Magazine

Unbearable Lightness of Being Best Original Screenplay, Naomi Fon- er,
Running on Empty Best Adapted Screenplay, Philip Kaufman and Jean-Claude
Carriere, The Unbearable Lightness of Being Best Cinematography, Sven
Nykvist, The ...

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Orange Coast Magazine is the oldest continuously published lifestyle magazine in the region, bringing together Orange County¹s most affluent coastal communities through smart, fun, and timely editorial content, as well as compelling photographs and design. Each issue features an award-winning blend of celebrity and newsmaker profiles, service journalism, and authoritative articles on dining, fashion, home design, and travel. As Orange County¹s only paid subscription lifestyle magazine with circulation figures guaranteed by the Audit Bureau of Circulation, Orange Coast is the definitive guidebook into the county¹s luxe lifestyle.

The Unbearable Lightness of Being Unbearable

Unbearable. Lightness. of. Being. UNBEARABLE. No matter how many times it
happens, I am still chagrined by the onslaught of those who don't seem to
understand what mature behavior is. Even something as simple as being
sensitive to the ...

Author: Kelli Jae Baeli

Publisher: Kelli Jae Baeli

ISBN: 1440447675

Category: Humor

Page: 190

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I don't consider myself the sharpest knife in the drawer, but I'm certainly not a spoon. I think about things. I put human nature under a microscope. Sometimes to my own peril. And I write about it. And politics, science, cosmology, relationships, sex, coffee, my angst, my weirdness, my cats & anything else that pops or chaps. But I think you will often find me quite humorous. Especially if you like sarcasm.Unless you're just blithely cruising through life, you'll notice there's a lot going on in this macrocosm of existence. This means there's a lot going on the microcosm of my brain. Not that there's anything "micro" about my brain. Anyway-here is a collection in which I share my thoughts, ruminations, suggestions, complaints and epiphanies where these "cosms" are concerned. Wear a helmet.

The Unbearable Lightness of Scones

Author: Alexander McCall Smith

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 9780307476746

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

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44 SCOTLAND STREET - Book 5 The residents and neighbors of 44 Scotland Street and the city of Edinburgh come to vivid life in these gently satirical, wonderfully perceptive serial novels, featuring six-year-old Bertie, a remarkably precocious boy—just ask his mother. Featuring all the quirky characters we have come to know and love, The Unbearable Lightness of Scones, finds Bertie, the precocious six-year-old, still troubled by his rather overbearing mother, Irene, but seeking his escape in the Cub Scouts. Matthew is rising to the challenge of married life with newfound strength and resolve, while Domenica epitomizes the loneliness of the long-distance intellectual. Cyril, the gold-toothed star of the whole show, succumbs to the kind of romantic temptation that no dog can resist and creates a small problem, or rather six of them, for his friend and owner Angus Lordie. With his customary deftness, Alexander McCall Smith once again brings us an absorbing and entertaining tale of some of Scotland's most quirky and beloved characters--all set in the beautiful, stoic city of Edinburgh. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Understanding Eating Disorders

In order to answer this question, it is necessary to reXect upon the 'deliberate
weight loss', or pursuit of lightness, that is the central feature of eating disorders.
4. The Unbearable Lightness of Being: A Representation of Anorexia Nervosa At
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Author: Simona Giordano (bioetyka)

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 0199269742

Category: Psychology

Page: 297

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Starting with an analysis of these conditions and an exploration of their complex causes, Giordano then proceeds to address legal and ethical dilemmas such as a patient's refusal of life-saving treatment. The book is illustrated with many case-studies.

The Unbearable Lightness of Dragons

Author: Katie Macalister

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101514906

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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View our feature on Katie MacAlister’s The Unbearable Lightness of Dragons. Ysolde Bouchier is still coming to terms with the dragon part of her, while at the same time trying to free a friend of Baltic-her Black Dragon lover-from the weyr, get Baltic to meet with the dragons who want him dead, rescue a half-dragon damsel in over her head, raise the shade of the man everyone says killed her, and once and for all clear Baltic's name of the murder charges that continue to plague him. For Ysolde, being a dragon is starting to bite.

The Unbearable Lightness of Being a Prawn Cracker

Author: Will Self

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0241962617

Category: Travel

Page: 50

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The Unbearable Lightness of Being a Prawn Cracker - hilarious restaurant reviews by Booker nominee Will Self 'Most food writing and restaurant criticism is concerned with the ideal, with how by cooking this, or dining there, you can somehow ingurgitate a new - or at any rate improved - social, aesthetic and even spiritual persona. I aimed to turn this proposition on its head, and instead of commenting on where and what people would ideally like to eat I would consider where and what they actually did: the ready meals, buffet snacks and - most importantly - fast food that millions of Britons chomp upon in the go-round of their often hurried and dyspeptic lives.' In this selection from his wickedly funny New Statesman Real Meals column, Will Self reviews the chains where most of us go to eat (KFC, Greggs, Yo! Sushi, Pizza Express and their like), delves into the ubiquitous Thai meal and Chicken Tikka Masala, and experiences hotel breakfasts, frozen TV dinners and airline food on our behalf. These are restaurant reviews of the kind you've never read before. Will Self is the author of nine novels including Cock and Bull; My Idea of Fun; Great Apes; How the Dead Live; Dorian, an Imitation; The Book of Dave; The Butt; Walking to Hollywood and Umbrella, which was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize. He has written five collections of shorter fiction and three novellas: The Quantity Theory of Insanity; Grey Area; License to Hug; The Sweet Smell of Psychosis; Design Faults in the Volvo 760 Turbo; Tough, Tough Toys for Tough, Tough Boys; Dr. Mukti and Other Tales of Woe and Liver: A Fictional Organ with a Surface Anatomy of Four Lobes. Self has also compiled a number of nonfiction works, including The Undivided Self: Selected Stories; Junk Mail; Perfidious Man; Sore Sites; Feeding Frenzy; Psychogeography; Psycho Too and The Unbearable Lightness of Being a Prawn Cracker.

The Unbearable Lightness of MCI

Abstract : The title of this Editorial, with apologies to Milan Kundera (Kundera, 1985) implies no lack of gravitas in the concept of Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI).

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Abstract : The title of this Editorial, with apologies to Milan Kundera (Kundera, 1985) implies no lack of gravitas in the concept of Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI). Rather, it refers to the current definitions of MCI being somewhat free-floating, loosely anchored to diagnostic frameworks, and more conceptual than operational. In their defense, we cannot completely obliterate the flexibility clinicians need in order to exercise expert judgment and take individual patients' circumstances into account when making clinical diagnoses. Further, it would be imprudent to prematurely codify diagnostic criteria for MCI; after all, we are still gathering basic information about the wide range of mildly impaired states that we encounter in different clinical settings and in the population at large.

Kosmas

That year , not only The Unbearable Lightness of Being appeared in French but
also Kundera ' s journalism and a well - focused campaign to promote the cultural
concept of Central Europe as well as his own poetics of the novel reached its ...

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The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera Book Analysis

Unlock the more straightforward side of The Unbearable Lightness of Being with this concise and insightful summary and analysis!

Author: Bright Summaries

Publisher: BrightSummaries.com

ISBN: 2808002084

Category: Literary Criticism

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Unlock the more straightforward side of The Unbearable Lightness of Being with this concise and insightful summary and analysis! This engaging summary presents an analysis of The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera, an intricate, cyclical novel which charts the lives of Tomas, a successful surgeon, his wife Tereza, his lover Sabina, and Sabina’s lover Franz. The narrative skilfully blends the characters’ experiences of love, political activism and happiness with philosophical musings on the “lightness” of existence, creating an engaging novel which encourages readers to reflect on the meaning of their own lives. Milan Kundera was born in Czechoslovakia, where he had a successful career as a university lecturer and author until the country was invaded by Soviet forces in 1968 following the Prague Spring. His books were banned by the Communist regime, and he moved to France in 1975. He has won a number of prestigious literary awards, including the Jerusalem Prize (1985) and the Czech State Literature Prize (2007). Find out everything you need to know about The Unbearable Lightness of Being in a fraction of the time! This in-depth and informative reading guide brings you: •A complete plot summary •Character studies •Key themes and symbols •Questions for further reflection Why choose BrightSummaries.com? Available in print and digital format, our publications are designed to accompany you on your reading journey. The clear and concise style makes for easy understanding, providing the perfect opportunity to improve your literary knowledge in no time. See the very best of literature in a whole new light with BrightSummaries.com!

Disturbing the Tranquility of Meaning

To begin the discussion of The Unbearable Lightness of Being , I want to analyze how deconstruction functions in the novel: différance; the deconstruction of binaries (and the paradoxes in value systems placed on binaries); and, finally, ...

Author: Emma Tomicic

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Category: Deconstruction

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"By reading Kundera's novel and its message through a Derridean lens, we can see that they are linked in their theories about language. Through his approach to language and the history of it, Jacques Derrida coined the terms "deconstruction" and "différance." The two are rooted in presenting the fallacies of ascribing neat definitions to words and reading words out of context. A closer analysis of the emotions and actions of these four characters through Derrida's work can show us how Kundera is encouraging readers to re-evaluate the value systems we place on language. To begin the discussion of The Unbearable Lightness of Being , I want to analyze how deconstruction functions in the novel: différance; the deconstruction of binaries (and the paradoxes in value systems placed on binaries); and, finally, polysemy and understanding." -- Page 1

The Burden of Responsibility in Milan Kundera s The Unbearable Lightness of Being and in Jeanette Winterson s Weight

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Sense Being and Postmodern Emotion

The Unbearable Lightness of Being and Immortality Kundera makes overt and
playful reference to the intimate connection between these two novels on the
jacket of the English translation of Immortality , quoting from the text of that novel
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Ground Down

Author: John Crace

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1472127889

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

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Vanity Fair

BRUCE NACHBAR Los Angeles , California TWO - DISC SPECIAL EDITION The
Unbearable Lightness of Being FIRST , I want to commend Vanity Fair for printing
an article discussing the nightmarish situation in northern Uganda ...

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Irreconcilable Oppositions Es Muss Sein and The Unbearable Lightness of Being

Because the novel has a limited scope, it is difficult to examine the breadth of these concepts and fully unlock their complexities.

Author: Angela C. Milton

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Author's Abstract: Milan Kundera's The Unbearable Lightness of Being is a novel written in response to the German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche's myth of eternal return. Through questioning Nietzsche's myth, Kundera creates an existential framework that rejects eternal return and illustrates his foundational concepts of lightness and weight. Kundera posits that in the absence of eternal return, life becomes meaningless because all of the moments of a person's life disappear the moment that life ceases to be. In order to combat this terrifying prospect, Kundera suggests that a person must combat fate. Likewise, a person may discover how to give significance to life through the pursuit of lightness or weight. This thesis examines the function of lightness and weight and uses them to explore films that visualize Kundera's key concepts. Because the novel has a limited scope, it is difficult to examine the breadth of these concepts and fully unlock their complexities. Removing them from Kundera's novel and using them as a lens to examine films allows the ideas to move from the hypothetical sphere so that they can become fully meaningful.