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We don't know when our name came into being or how some distant ancestor acquired it. We don't understand our name at all, we don't know its history and yet we bear it with exalted fidelity, we merge with it, we like it, we are ridiculously proud of it as if we had thought it up ourselves in a moment of brilliant inspiration.

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A bit about Milan Kundera ...

Milan Kundera (born April 1, 1929 in Brno, Czechoslovakia) is a Franco-Czech writer.

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