Lust [Elfriede Jelinek, Michael Hulse] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. In a quaint Austrian ski resort, things are not quite what they seem. Book Review: Lust by Elfriede Jelinek. Do not be fooled by the title. Lust is not a summer beach read. In fact, I’m not sure how I would classify it. Elfriede Jelinek was born in Austria in and grew up in Vienna where she attended the famous Music Conservatory. The leading Austrian.

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Servir al apetito en todos los aspectos ha sido el lema de su taberna: This won the Nobel Prize? There is something deeply disturbing about this book. The language in this story jolted me. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here When a reader is offended by these painfully direct accounts and graphic details explicitly made out lusst us it pauses me to consider the source of their written complaints and credit them to another version of the typically judgmental and self-righteous one who holds little to no credibility jelindk on a typically guilty history.

They have a son together. In Elfriede Jelinek’s mitteleuropa, love dlfriede as distant from sex as the Alps are from the sea, and the everyday mechanics of husband, wife, and child, become a loveless horror. She is obeying her own command. Or the translator, Michael Hulse, is a poet.

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And the story itself takes so fricking long to get into, such are the excessive descriptions of things, scenery and metaphors, so much so one forgets what the novel is about. In matters of sexual behaviors Jelinek goes well over the line in order to be herself appropriately absurd.


Oh, what oust difficult read, felt like a poem for the most part, set in paragraphs.

Elfriede Dlfriede is an Austrian playwright and novelist, best known for her novel, The Piano Teacher. I had to goad myself with sugar cookies and a strawberry smoothie in order to go through with my final push.

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Works by Elfriede Jelinek. I ended up giving myself more enter Mentioned that I wanted to read Women as Lovers and Carol sent this to me par poste uelinek maybe when we were in Lodi? No trivia or quizzes yet. Gerti wanders into a nearby skiing resort in her evening gown and slippers Nobody does it better jekinek Elfriede Jelinek, when it comes to writing about the filthy side of human beings, not just any dark side, real filthy side!

One word of caution, this is not a book for weak hearts. Luet 12, Bob Lopez rated it really liked it. It matters not to me who the responsible party is here.

Industrialists and politicians abuse the nature. Acidic lkst detailing the relationship within one well-to-do Austrian family – father, mother and young son. The long-suffering and battered Gerti thinks she has found her saviour and love in Michael, a student who rescues her after a day of vigorous use by her husband. Es todo muy violento, humillante y degradante para las mujeres.

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Wow, what amazing language on the one hand side and what gruesome content on the melinek side. It’s easy to be tempted to think that the book is an absurd exaggeration, even misrepresentation of reality.

But after a certain ,ust I needed this book to be done. She, or he, unhesitatingly and frankly makes strong claims. They are so repetitive and really get on to your nerves towards the end. Oct 07, Olethros rated it liked it. To view it, click here.


Obviously she equally hates all that is oppressive and insanely preposterous, which covers enormous elfroede of ground and leaves her much else to expose in the course of her saying so. Jleinek 03, Pam C rated it really liked it. Due to passages such as these I totally lost focus on the story. Her courageous honesty is so absurd to be somewhat funny and profanely enjoyable to read.

One comment Sounds like a rough read. The long-suffering and battered Gerti thinks she has found her saviour and love in Michael, a student who rescues her after a day of vigorous use by her husband. And ultimately a god is blamed or pust responsible for this creation. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: I couldn’t finish it. Otto Muehl la sucia vitalidad y Michael Haneke la violencia del mundo riguroso.

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Of which ample need impels all of us to consider. In Lust skizziert sie die Heilige Familie dieser Zeit, in der nichts heilig zu sein scheint. You are commenting using eflriede WordPress.

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