The Unbearable Lightness Of Being
This book, The Unbearable Lightness Of Being, has been written in the backdrop of the Soviet occupation of Prague during 1968. It revolves mainly around two women and two men. The story is written in a philosophical vein touching upon the lifestyle of artists and intellectuals in the society of those days. Tomas, one of the main characters, is a surgeon and a womanizer who has a stormy relationship with his wife, Tereza.He is also in love with Sabina who is an artist. While Tereza, who is a photographer is very unhappy with her unfaithful husband, Franz, a Swiss university professor, who is also in love with Sabina. Franz is very noble and faithful but is in danger of losing everything that he stands for. The other characters in the story include Simon, the son of Tomas from a previous marriage, and a dog.The author has attempted to bring out the predicament of the main protagonists who are struggling to get to grips with the purpose of their lives and to rebuild their careers.