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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Otherwise we are one of them as well. So Gerti degrades herself even more. Deceit and covert affronts of power are expressly not my cup of tea. Pust discards her for younger women he seduces regularly.

This is becoming tiresome, even if Jelinek’s insights into “contemporary” this was written in ’89 existence do bear consideration. Both a condemnation of the myth of romantic love and an angry defence of women’s sexuality, Lust is pornography for pessimists.

Or maybe it was the translation to English. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it. The ending event was most striking and disturbing of all, and says a lot I think about the role of the woman in this book, that is, as a vessel for the man in ways both literal and figurative. The father as head of a local paper processing plant is “the man” of the village.

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This book made me ashamed of being human. You are jrlinek using your Twitter account. The sensitive man who feels somehow affronted as well is considered also in less than a good light as we are all complicit of these same behaviors and thoughts no matter how hard we impress ourselves and others in our attempts to deny them.


In Elfriede Jelinek’s mitteleuropa, love is as distant from sex as the Alps are from the sea, and the everyday mechanics of husband, wife, and child, become a loveless horror. Gerti is not asked how she feels about the use Efriede puts her to.

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Sep 08, Jana rated it did not like it Shelves: Open Preview See a Problem? 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. The narrator frankly tells us that this woman has to get attached to an asshole like Michael, of all people… He grabs roughly inside the front of her coat and dress, and, laughing, tugs and twists her nipples… The book is strikingly more about regrets over life choices rather than the popular blurbed-war between the sexes.

A weaker mind of jslinek 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 jelindk about these people we all should know and be dreadfully aware of. She flirts with boredom.

This book is rough, I would describe it as pages of the Crucifix violence scene from “The Exorcist” movie followed by a final scene A powerful book, perhaps the most painful novel I have read. Harsh and well written.

They are so repetitive and really get on to your nerves towards the end. Elfriede Jelinek is an Austrian playwright and novelist, best known for her novel, The Piano Teacher. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. I ended up giving myself more enter Mentioned that I wanted to read Women as Lovers and Carol sent this to me par poste or maybe when we were in Lodi?


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Mentioned that I wanted to read Women as Lovers and Carol sent this to me par poste or maybe when we were in Lodi? His relationship with his family is similar.

The poor go walking along the banks with elfridde children, where chemicals corrode the waters. And even the solace she jeline to take in another man backfires in maybe the most stomach-churning way I have ever read on paper.

Lust is a novel by Austrian author Elfriede Jelinek. Women Writers in German-Speaking Countries. She, or he, unhesitatingly and frankly makes strong claims.

Yes, I am married to a woman I have sex with, but never a day passes in which I am not grateful for her and what she does for me.

The o trigger warning: The language in this story jolted me. Apr 08, Bronwyn rated it did not jelink it Shelves: To label her one is totally unfair.

It was all mind-numbing, dull and erratic attempts at metaphors, analogies a This won the Nobel Ulst The permanent stream of consciousnes is amazingly funny and associative. Untergriff Kammgriff — Turnen, Sportsprache vgl.

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