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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En cambio, oust Jelinek se entiende a la violencia sexual a la que es sometida la protagonista bajo una lupa marxista: Jul 04, tai rated it it was amazing. One comment Sounds like a rough read. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: They have a son together.
No longer available to Jelinek are any additional analogies for going downhill. Reading for me is far more than a diversion from my life. Which means Gerti his wife and property.
I felt like there was almost a strange language gap and maybe Jelinek’s descriptions didn’t exactly crossover well in English? And to come home from work with a suitable industrial disease.
Lust is not a summer beach read. She has been at the mercy of hands and tongues… And for some of us having been roughly groped and fondled like this would be just what we have wanted. Oh, what a difficult read, felt like a poem for the most part, set in paragraphs.
Industrialists and politicians abuse the nature. I’m still willing to give Jelinek, and even this book, another chance — I do like hateful writers and I do tend to like Austrians, so this book goes back to my shelf instead of back to the book store. But Michael is on his way up the Austrian political ladder, and he is, after all, a man. Harsh and well written. 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 ulst purely male language of exploitation.
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Lust by Elfriede Jelinek
Plot [ edit ] Lust tells the story of Hermann, a manager of a paper milland his wife, Gerti, whom he abuses sexually on a daily basis. It made for some agonizing reading.
To view it, click here. Get away from the construct that life is unbearable, but can only get worse. The only thing the husband in this book did was rape his wife, or talk about raping his wife, or plan to rape his wife, or drug their child so he could rape his wife in peace. Works by Elfriede Jelinek. If relationships between men and women caused nothing but suffering for the latter, why would the protagonist seek another one? The permanent stream of consciousnes is amazingly funny and associative.
Refresh and try again. 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? I feel like I might appreciate it more when I’m in my gray hair days and am bitter at the world. Elfriede Jelinek is the kind of writer, who makes you feel ashamed for not knowing the language a book was originally written. Michael discards her for younger women he seduces regularly.
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For succor she began an affair with another man. Want to Read saving…. In Lust skizziert sie die Heilige Familie dieser Zeit, in der nichts heilig zu sein scheint.
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I think Jelinek is the only person who understands it completely and perfectly. La mujer le llama. The OCD in me was compelled to rate lusg anyway. A husband who uses her every hole to fill and gorge with his own juices and then leaves her soiled and bent with nary a kiss goodbye is still not enough abuse for her so Gerti ventures out to seek more in the shape and forms of youth that are now and forever escaping her. The language of porn, the story of modern slavery.
Sitting down this autumn to the lhst of transposing all my hand-written work from last summer onto my computer I am somewhat surprised at how relevant this particular work of Elfriede Jelinek is to what I myself had been impelled to write about. Nov 22, Sebadiaz rated it really liked it.
Jelinek used blatant language in the above passage. The gargantuan number of orifices filled and splayed seem almost hilarious and often delightfully insane. Hope to read her other books to get a better perspective. His relationship with his family is similar. Capitialism turned all people into objects.
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