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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The ones-in-charge continue to profit and consider themselves superior in their disgusting delusions of grandeur. They have a lkst together. This mass disease of consumerism is as much at fault as the worldly desire for more money and property.

Of which ample need impels all of us to consider. Lust is rlfriede a summer beach read. And to come home from work with a suitable industrial disease.

I ended up giving myself more enter Mentioned that I wanted to read Women as Lovers and Carol sent this to me lus poste or maybe when we were in Lodi? Uno de los momentos ascendentes de la novela, en que tal vez exista una salida positiva, es cuando Gerti se encuentra con ese otro hombre, el estudiante Jeinek. 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.


This book made me ashamed of being human. Let me just write I found it unique. 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.

Return to Book Page. What people live on, apart from their hopes, is a mystery to me. Gerti wanders into a nearby skiing resort in her evening gown and slippers at the height of her drunkenness, has a sexual encounter with Michael, a self centered youth with elfriese hopes.

Which means Gerti his wife and property.

The permanent stream of consciousnes is amazingly funny and associative. Se trata de una novela dura cuyo lenguaje es tan directo y transparente que te obliga a cerrar los ojos en determinadas situaciones en casi todas. But I wouldn’t go ahead and build on it if I were you. 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.

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Acidic novel detailing the relationship within one well-to-do Austrian family – father, mother and young son. I would disagree with that characterization.

Jelinek stated that she set out to write an “erotic, indeed pornographic, novel from a woman’s point of view,” but found it impossible because the “brutalized language used to describe sex was a purely male language of exploitation. 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. Tarinana teos on karmaiseva. Hermann, the manager of a paper mill, has decided that sexual gratification begins at home.

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My main criticism dealt with the scope of the book.

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In a quaint Austrian ski resort, things are not quite what they seem. Jan 08, Amelia Hassani rated it it was amazing Shelves: Which means Gerti – his wife and property. Jelinek used blatant language in the above passage. El resto del libro lo llena el estilo rocoso jelinfk Jelinek. The o trigger warning: To label her one is totally unfair.

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Oct 28, Shankar rated it liked it. Jeelinek after a certain point I needed this book to be done. I had to goad myself with sugar cookies and a strawberry smoothie in order to go through with my final push. Gerti takes these actions, however, for love and leaves to have her hair done.

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