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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Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Oh, what a difficult read, felt like a poem for the most part, set in paragraphs. Page The quote below combined the two. I found the book to be an extreme example of family relationships and bitter and almost nihilistic.

Gerti is not asked how she feels about the use Hermann puts ,ust to.

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Because of mounting evidence and personal experience I feel confident that Elfriede is not exclusively a man-hater as others have previously suggested. Lust tells the story of Hermann, a manager of a paper milland his wife, Gerti, whom he abuses sexually on a daily basis.

Maybe Elfriede Jelinek is not for everyone. Se trata de una novela dura cuyo lenguaje es elfriedr directo y transparente que te obliga a cerrar los ojos en determinadas situaciones en casi todas. In this book Elfriede Jelinek has much to say. Published March 15th by Serpent’s Tail first published An orgy designed for denying personal despair. A difficult read certainly, because of the non-linear train of thoughts, yet it’s all worth the time to open our eyes to a reality we have refused to acknowledge.

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This book is rough, I would describe ulst as pages of the Crucifix violence scene from “The Exorcist” movie followed by a final scene to the novel that is even more painful.

Michael discards her for younger women he seduces regularly.

She flirts with boredom. Later, she returns to find Michael skiing. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Its prose is all over the place, the story is depressing 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.

I thought this a bit odd and out of synch with the book. Sometimes it’s ok, but the writing needs to blow me away — or at least be funny — in order to keep me turning the page.

By continuing to jeline this website, you agree to their use. The novel is, like all of Jelinek’s novels, lyrical and musical in its structure and features sexual and physical violence.

Get away from the construct that life is unbearable, but can only get worse. Open Preview See a Problem? Retrieved from ” https: Suhteliselt samas seisus on toimetanud ka Jelinek. What people live on, apart from their hopes, is a mystery to me.


The language in this story jolted me. They are my neighbors and jelniek live in the same towns. She is a receptacle into which Hermann pours his juices, nastily, briefly, brutally.

In Lust skizziert sie die Heilige Familie dieser Zeit, in der nichts heilig zu sein scheint.

Jelinek has created a powerful and interesting narrative voice which I believe only a woman is capable of having. Apr 08, Bronwyn rated it did not like it Shelves: De vez en cuando salta una frase brillante pero en general suelen ser del tipo “los hombres son todos unos cerdos y sus penes jeliinek asquerosos” o “los esquiadores son gilipollas”.

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This site uses cookies. His relationship with his family is similar. Better to be a recreational observer slouched within the stuffing of our leisure chair, devoid of any personal feeling of responsibility that urges us to also merge within these irrelevant lives as additional willing participants.