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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To label her one is totally unfair. Her courageous honesty is so absurd to be somewhat funny and profanely enjoyable to read. But Michael is on his way up the Austrian political ladder, and he is, after all, a man. My main criticism dealt with the scope of the book.

How one would like to make it the cornerstone of self! I think we just need to go on a break. Lo que nos cuenta. Nov 22, Sebadiaz rated it really liked it. But perhaps she still has something new and yet unheard of to say? I wasn’t too sure that I’d want to read about sexual violence rape in marriage anyway. A weaker mind of lesser character could never delight in these scribblings patterned in short paragraphs of hers that never fail to inspire a reader to go on and hear what else she might have to say about these people we all should know and be dreadfully aware of.

Servir al apetito en todos los aspectos ha sido el lema de su taberna: The OCD in me was compelled to rate it anyway. I couldn’t get through most paragraphs without re-reading it then feeling disgusted about what was going on.


And even the solace she tries to take in another man backfires in maybe the most stomach-churning way I have ever read on paper. Elfriede Jelinek is a poet. 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. Rate this book – very good good not so good poor very poor.

But the dear women are so attached to them He abuses her physically in front of a crowd of younger people.

Hope to read her other books to get a better perspective. You might, at most, smirk at the thought of castrating someone. Se ha hecho carne y habitado entre nosotros. En cambio, en Jelinek se entiende a la violencia sexual a la que es sometida la protagonista bajo una lupa marxista: A difficult read certainly, because of the non-linear train of thoughts, yet it’s all worth the time to open It’s easy to be tempted to think that the book is an absurd exaggeration, even misrepresentation of reality.

The long-sufferin In a quaint Austrian ski resort, things are not quite what they seem. Aug 09, justin louie rated it it was amazing. I barely made 15 pages.

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In matters of sexual behaviors Jelinek goes well over the line in order to be herself appropriately absurd. Igaks juhuks siiski mainin, et kui teist keegi on pervokirjanduse tulihingeline austaja, siis see on igatahes teie maiuspala. Nothing that happens in elfrifde book is good. Let her characters strive towards it. It’s easy to be tempted to think that the book is an absurd exaggeration, even misrepresentation of reality.


Oct 07, Olethros elfrede it liked it. Michael mira la complicada arquitectura de Gerti, y grita como si lo estuvieran despellejando. Sitting down this autumn to the work of transposing all my hand-written work from last summer onto my computer I jdlinek somewhat surprised at how relevant this particular work of Elfriede Jelinek is to what I myself had been impelled to write about.

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Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Typically, pornography excites an individual. And where we might also discover why her violence is most driven.

This mass disease of consumerism is as much at fault as the worldly desire for more money and property. On almost every page men and women being caught up in superficial looks and pretentious appearances are shown as contagious diseases prevalent jeoinek our consumer-driven societies.

Want to Read saving…. Dec 13, M. Obviously she equally hates all that is oppressive and insanely preposterous, which covers enormous swaths of ground and leaves her much else to expose in the course of her saying so. For succor she began an affair with another man.

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Oct 28, Shankar rated it liked it. This shit is bleak. Der Belohnung folgt Strafe, auf Strafe folgt Belohnung Notify me of new comments via email.