The unbearable wait is over as Kundera's lost novel goes home

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TWENTY-TWO years after The Unbearable Lightness of Being was published, the sweeping love story has been released in the author’s homeland — and is poised to become a bestseller.

Milan Kundera’s book, which is set during the 1968 revolt in what was then Czechoslovakia and was made into a film starring Daniel Day-Lewis and Juliette Binoche, was banned by the communist authorities.

The first edition was published in French, and Czech readers have had to wait until now to read the book in its original Czech.

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