The Unbearable Lightness of Being
Milan Kundera. Translated by Ruth Bornschlegel.
Harper & Row: 1984. First edition. Hardcover with jacket. Near fine. On the book is a single bruise between the head of the spine and the front board. Jacket has slight edgewear and curling.
“Tereza's mother never stopped reminding her that being a mother meant sacrificing everything. Her words had the ring of truth, backed as they were by the experience of a woman who had lost everything because of her child. Tereza would listen and believe that being a mother was the highest value in life and that being a mother was a great sacrifice. If a mother was Sacrifice personified, then a daughter was Guilt, with no possibility of redress.”