The Czech Republic returns citizenship to Milan Kundera


EXCLUSIVE – The author of The Unbearable Lightness of Being received his citizenship certificate at home on Thursday, November 28th.

Milan Kundera, November 30, 2010 in Paris.
Milan Kundera, November 30, 2010 in Paris. MIGUEL MEDINA / AFP

The great Czech writer Milan Kundera was given back his Czech citizenship, announced Monday night at Figaro the Czech ambassador to Paris Peter Drulak in an exclusive interview. "This is a very important symbolic gesture, a symbolic return of the greatest Czech writer in the Czech Republic"said the diplomat, saying he gave Kundera the citizenship certificate at his home last Thursday in the presence of his wife Vera Kundera, who, he said, played a big role. "Milan Kundera hated the ceremonies and the pathos, it was a very simple moment, but of great conviviality and human warmth, I presented him the apologies of the Czech Republic for the attacks of which he had been the target for years. He was in a good mood, just took the document and said thank you. He is a very warm manAmbassador Drulak said. Giant of European literature, author of Joke, of Book of Laughter and Forgetting and of The unsustainable

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