The Unbearable Lightness of Being

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Author: Milan Kundera
Title: The Unbearable Lightness of Being
Publisher: Faber and Faber Limited
Year of publication: 1985
Place of publication: Bungay, Suffolk
Translator: Michael Henry Heim
Place of purchase: Amsterdam
Purchase cost: 6 Euro
Ownership: Secondhand
Transcription of dedication/inscription:
Utrecht, 13 maart 1988
Lieve Susan,
Milan Kundera, de onvergetelijke lichtheid van het bestaan voor je verjaardag. Ik ken het zelf nog niet, hopelijk valt het een beetje in de smaak!
Binnenkort een wat langer samen zijn?!
Marieke

[Translation:
Utrecht, 13th of March 1988
Dear Susan,
Milan Kundera, the unbearable lightness of being for your birthday. I myself don’t know it yet, I hope it pleases you!
Let’s meet for a little longer soon?!
Marieke] [many thanks to ronjarcissa who has commented below]
Submitted by: Sahana Srinivasan

2 thoughts on “The Unbearable Lightness of Being

  1. ronjarcissa says:

    As a native speaker of Dutch I can provide this translation:

    Utrecht, 13th of March 1988
    Dear Susan,
    Milan Kundera, the unbearable lightness of being for your birthday. I myself don’t know it yet, I hope it pleases you!
    Let’s meet for a little longer soon?!
    Marieke

    (Note: the original does not read “Ik heb het zelf nog niet” but “Ik ken het zelf nog niet”)

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