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Between Love and Betrayal

In The Art of Travel, 10. Books (2), Prague by AliceLeave a Comment

Milan Kundera’s The Unbearable Lightness of Being, unlike the first book I read this semester, depicts Prague from the perspective of a number of citizens living in the city, though some of them are not originally from there. Although the characters move between different locations throughout the book, they spend the majority of their lives in Prague, and their experiences …

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“Place as Art”….or “Art as Place”

In The Art of Travel, 9. Art & Place, Prague by Maria Alejandra1 Comment

Although I have been to several art museums in Prague and have learned about important local artists such as Nouveau painter and decorative artist Alphonse Mucha; and painter and graphic artist, František Kupka, I will approach this post a little differently. Instead of thinking of “art and place,” I am thinking about “place as art” or “art as place.” I …

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Lightness and Weight

In The Art of Travel, 6. Book #1, Prague by Vivian1 Comment

The first book I had chosen to read for this course is The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera, a book that I had been meaning to read for the longest time due to the continuous recommendation from my family and peers. As much as I regret not reading it earlier, I can say that I am unbelievably grateful …

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“The Unbearable Lightness of Being”… and Leaving

In The Art of Travel, 6. Book #1, Prague by Maria Alejandra1 Comment

The first book I chose to read for this course is called The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera, one of the Czech Republic’s most renowned authors. (I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book, especially on my commute, and found myself almost missing my stop every time because I was so enthralled!) I had never thought of travel as something …