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Delve Online: Milan Kundera

July 9 - August 13, 2020
Thursdays, 6:30-8:30 p.m (six sessions)

“The struggle of man against power is the struggle of memory against forgetting.”

Explore Czech writer Kundera alongside some of his inspirations. We will begin with his most famous work, The Unbearable Lightness of Being, reading both the original text and exploring major influences on this work, through excerpts from Kafka and Nietzsche. We will also read his novel Immortality and short story collection Laughable Loves. We will discuss what is distinctive about Kundera’s style, such as his lyrical writing and preoccupation with philosophical themes. Of course, no discussion on Kundera would be complete without a discussion surrounding the thematic elements of totalitarianism and revolution.

Reading List:
The Unbearable Lightness of Being
Immortality
Laughable Loves

Excerpts from Nietzsche and Kafka (guide will provide PDFs to enrolled participants)

Before first meeting, participants should read The Unbearable Lightness of Being

Hannah Kim

Hannah Kim is a writer, storyteller, and improv comedian. She is interested in radical intersectional feminism and how it relates to anti-capitalism and reclamation of the divine feminine. She is also passionate about increasing representation and visibility in the media and art spaces.
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