Czech-born Milan Kundera, author of ‘The Unbearable Lightness of Being’, dies in Paris at 94

Milan Kundera. Image credit: Wikipedia


IBNS: Czech-born author Milan Kundera, who wrote ‘The Unbearable Lightness of Being’, died in Paris at the age of 94, media reports said.

Kundera, who was one of the biggest names in European Literature, was a poetic and satirical author.

Born in 1929, Kundera studied in Prague and became a lecturer in world literature.

He had also served the ruling Communist Party.

However, his scathing criticism of the Communist regime of Czechoslovakia saw him flee to France in 1975.

His first novel, ‘The Joke’, which was published in 1967, led to a ban on his writing in Czechoslovakia.