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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But I wouldn’t go ahead and build on it if I were you. Not a pleasant b Acidic novel detailing the relationship within one well-to-do Austrian family – father, mother and jelknek son. But perhaps she still has something new and yet unheard of to say? It is the human condition we are born with.

Hermann, the jelinke of a paper mill, has decided that sexual gratification begins at home. By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use.

No trivia or quizzes yet. I might return to this. The main thing is to have a job at all. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. Rate this book – very good good not so good poor very poor.

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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.

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How one would like to make it the cornerstone of self! Books by Elfriede Jelinek. Se ha hecho carne y habitado entre nosotros. Page Due to passages such as these I totally lost focus on the story.

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I feel as if I should bathe my soul in bleach, though. Jul 03, Pam C rated it really liked it. This page was last edited on 5 Septemberat A powerful book, perhaps the most painful novel I have read.

I had to goad myself with sugar cookies and a strawberry smoothie in order to go through with my final push. Sep 12, Bob Lopez rated it really liked jeliinek.

In a quaint Austrian ski resort, things are not quite what they seem. Elfriede Jelinek is a poet. They have a son together. But look around you and you will see that people are living in ridiculousness without a clue about it. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. You are commenting using your Facebook account.

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It was all mind-numbing, dull and erratic attempts at metaphors, analogies and descriptors, rather than story-telling. Oct 30, Shanmugam rated it really liked it. This book is rough, I would describe it as pages of the Crucifix violence scene from “The Exorcist” movie followed by a final scene to the novel that is even more painful. It made for some agonizing reading. For the Direktor, people count simply because they are people and can be used or else can be made into consumers who use things.

I barely made 15 pages. View jlinek 3 comments. It is true the hairdresser fails at keeping Gerti fresh. Dec 13, M. This is becoming tiresome, even if Jelinek’s insights into “contemporary” this was written in ’89 existence do bear jwlinek.

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