ART EVENT “Milan Kundera Book Club: The Unbearable Lightness of Being” at Czech Center Museum Houston

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ART EVENT “Milan Kundera Book Club: The Unbearable Lightness of Being” at Czech Center Museum Houston

April 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Free

TUESDAY, APRIL 16, 2024 at 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM: The Milan Kundera Book Club explores “The Unbearable Lightness of Being,” the work of Milan Kundera (1929-2023), a Czech writer whose books became an international phenomenon. Robert Cremins and Dan Price from the Honors College at the University of Houston leads the discussion of The Unbearable Lightness of Being, a best-seller that became a popular film. They will be in conversation with Houston author and physician Ricardo Nuila from the Humanities Expression and Arts Lab (HEAL) at Baylor College of Medicine.

During the Soviet domination of Czechoslovakia, Kundera reminded the world of his native country’s central place in European culture. His formative influences included the composer Leoš Janáček and the modern myth-maker, Franz Kafka. Kundera was also drawn to the imagination of France, where he settled in 1975. The cultural form that preoccupied Kundera was the novel. He leaned into its skepticism and comedy to contemplate societies distorted by ideology and vacuousness.

SAVE THE DATE: In September, the Milan Kundera Book Club will meet to consider “The Book of Laughter and Forgetting,” which The New York Times called “the most original book of the season” in 1980.

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Date:
April 16
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Cost:
Free
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Website:
https://www.czechcenter.org/calendar/2024/4/16/milan-kundera-book-club

Venue

Czech Center Museum Houston
4920 San Jacinto St.
Houston, TX 77004 United States
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(713) 528-2060
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