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Milan Kundera
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    (April 1, 1929- )
    Born in Brno, Czechoslovakia (now Czech Republic)
    Emigrated to France (1975)
    Wrote novels ‘The Joke’ (1967), ‘The Book of Laughter and Forgetting’ (1979), ‘The Unbearable Lightness of Being’ (1982), ‘Slowness’ (1990) and ‘Ignorance’ (2000)
    He said fame made him long for a magic ointment to make him invisible.
    He was expelled from the Communist Party in 1950, readmitted in 1956 and expelled again in 1975.
    He often clashed with fellow Czech dissident, Vaclav Havel.
    His novels are often more concerned with philosophy than plot and character.
    His fame and comfortable life in France made him resented by other Czech writers.
    He played the trumpet in cabarets as a teenager.
    He lost his university job for his role in the reformist Prague Spring (1968).
    He was stripped of his Czech citizenship in 1979.
    His writings were banned in his birthplace until the 1990s.
    ‘The Unbearable Lightness of Being’ was adapted into a successful film directed by Philip Kaufman.
    He said, ‘To be a writer does not mean to preach a truth, it means to discover a truth.’

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