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Michael Henry Heim
Michael Henry Heim (January 21, 1943 – September 29, 2012) was a Professor of Slavic Languages at the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA). He was an active and prolific translator, and was fluent in Czech, Russian, Serbo-Croatian, French, Italian, German, and Dutch. He died on... show more



Michael Henry Heim (January 21, 1943 – September 29, 2012) was a Professor of Slavic Languages at the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA). He was an active and prolific translator, and was fluent in Czech, Russian, Serbo-Croatian, French, Italian, German, and Dutch. He died on September 29, 2012, of complications from melanoma. Bio from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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theguywhoreads
theguywhoreads rated it 2 years ago
The Unbearable Lightness of Being is not everyone's read. For one, there is so much to follow on this book that the true nature of it is the topic that covers about love, infidelity, sexuality, obsession and lust. Its about two men, two women and a dog and how their lives are intertwine from one ano...
Edward
Edward rated it 5 years ago
Introduction--Simon Magus--Last Respects--The Encyclopedia of the Dead--The Legend of the Sleepers--The Mirror of the Unknown--The Story of the Master and the Disciple--Pro Patria Mori--The Book of Kings and Fools--Red Stamps with Lenin's HeadPostscript
Nithou's Readings
Nithou's Readings rated it 5 years ago
Extrêmement bien écrit, très poétique, à mes yeux respectueux et touchant, une distance maîtrisée, une certaine douceur. Un récit d'une fin de vie et d'un dernier émoi intéressant.
Domhnall
Domhnall rated it 5 years ago
Philosophy can be fun if put to the test in a novel. I enjoyed hearing different accounts of the same events by different narrators and the way a couple may have the delusion they agree on something important when in reality they have totally contradictory understandings of what it is. There were al...
Momster Bookworm
Momster Bookworm rated it 5 years ago
I had wanted to read this book for years, and I suppose the passage of time increased the height of the pedestal of expectation upon which I placed it. While I can't say that I am entirely disappointed, I can't say that it wow-ed me either. Personally, I found the work to be pregnant with implied pa...
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