World-famous Czech author who has lived in France for many years. This is why the French have their own way of talking about him, as a French writer with Czechoslovakian roots. In his most famous novel The Unbearable Lightness of Being, Kundera dispenses with the pagan myth of eternal recurrence; life is easy because our choices aren’t laden with consequences and are therefore unimportant. Things never repeat themselves, humans only live once and can’t realistically correct their mistakes. The main thing is not to dwell on it.