The Unbearable Lightness of Being - Part 6, Chapters 11-23 Summary & Analysis

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Part 6, Chapters 11-23 Summary

Sabina's artwork and life resemble truth and lies intermingled. This produces one who views it to ask questions. As kitsch does not allow for questions, it is directly opposed to Sabina's nature. During an art exhibition, she disagrees with the bio that has been written about her. She does not believe her art to be "a struggle for happiness" and explains she is not against Communism, but against kitsch. From this point on, she fabricates things about herself, so her bios are not offensive to her. Sabina now lives in the metaphorical ideal of a home. She has a space in an older family's house, where she feels like a daughter to the couple. The old man loved her paintings and offered her a space in his house to live and work.

Kundera explains that political kitsch is simply the left...

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