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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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I never feel entitled to anything awarded me except for the continuance of a fair shake and honest relationship. The relationships are all antagonistic and power-based. Oct 07, Olethros rated it liked it.

I wasn’t too sure that I’d want to read about sexual violence rape in marriage anyway. Thanks for telling us about the problem. His relationship with his family is similar.

Gerti, his housewife, is sexually exploited by Hermann on daily basis. Hermann, the manager of a paper mill, has decided that sexual gratification begins at home. Want to Read saving….

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In this book Elfriede Jelinek has much to say. The book reflects the title.

No trivia or quizzes yet. This is becoming tiresome, even if Jelinek’s insights into “contemporary” this was written in ’89 existence do bear consideration.

You will not feel cozy. Nobody does it better than Elfriede Jelinek, when it comes to writing about the filthy side of human beings, not just any dark side, real filthy side! What people live on, apart from their hopes, is a mystery to me. Retrieved from ” https: I couldn’t finish it. How one would like to make it the cornerstone of self!


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To label her one is totally unfair. Plot [ edit ] Lust tells the story of Hermann, a manager of luat paper milland his wife, Gerti, whom he abuses sexually on a daily basis. Which means Gerti his wife and property. I ended up giving myself more enter Mentioned that I ,ust to read Women as Lovers and Carol sent this to me par poste or maybe when we were in Lodi?

I was going through a weird funk and this book just made that funk that much more pronounced. The author described the conclusion of a sexual act luwt follows: It was all mind-numbing, dull and erratic attempts at metaphors, analogies and descriptors, rather than story-telling.

She is anything but taciturn in her sometimes disgusting assaults so perversely avowed.

Lust – Jelinek Elfriede

Al caballo y su edad se les conoce por los dientes. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: 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. Quite a strange but brilliantly written mixture. Not a pleasant b Acidic novel detailing the relationship within one well-to-do Austrian family – father, mother and young son.

Lust tells the story of Hermann, luet manager of a paper milland his wife, Gerti, whom he abuses sexually on a daily basis. Suhteliselt samas seisus on toimetanud ka Jelinek. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. 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 story is essentially brief, the narrative comprised of a few main events with several “rapes” thrown in for good measure. No longer available to Jelinek are any additional analogies for going downhill. I think I’ll hold onto this. Works by Elfriede Jelinek. Sarki rated it it was amazing. This site uses cookies. A powerful book, perhaps the most painful novel I have read. 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 llust painful novel I have read.

In a quaint Austrian ski resort, things are not quite what they seem. Gerti takes these actions, however, for love and leaves to have her hair done. To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: If relationships between men and women caused nothing but suffering for the latter, why would the protagonist seek another one? I had to goad myself with sugar cookies and a strawberry smoothie in order to go through with my final push.

Page The quote below combined the two. Jlinek main thing is to have a job at all.