Thursday, October 22, 2009

The Unbearable Lightness of Memory.......

Clameur de Haro observes that a Stuart Syvret increasingly coming across as being at some distance from reality starts his latest blogpost obsessive rant with a portentous quote from Milan Kundera, author of, among other works, The Unbearable Lightness of Being and The Joke.

So it’s somewhat ironic, to say the least, that a widening constituency considers more and more the strong possibility that, despite the overt anti-communism stance of his works, Mr Kundera may well in actual fact have been a communist informer responsible for the arrest and imprisonment for 14 years with hard labour of a Czech dissident.  
The recent piece in the BarclayTorygraph on this explains the background, but has elements of re-hashing under a new by-line, but this article in The Economist from about a year ago is more revealing.

Mr Syvret’s post, intriguingly, bears the title “On The Art of Forgetting”. Quite so.

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