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 found the book to be an extreme example of family relationships eofriede bitter and almost jelinel. I never feel entitled to anything awarded me except for the continuance of a fair shake and honest relationship.

Get away from the construct that life is unbearable, but can only get worse. By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. A powerful book, perhaps the most painful novel I have read. 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. The sensitive man who feels somehow affronted elfriese well is considered also in less than a good light as we are all complicit of these same behaviors and thoughts no matter how hard pust impress ourselves and others in our attempts to deny them.

When a reader is offended by these painfully direct accounts and graphic details explicitly made out for us it pauses me to consider the source of their written complaints and credit them to another version of the typically judgmental and self-righteous one who holds little to no credibility based on a typically guilty history. View all 4 comments.


Let her characters strive towards it. But after a certain point I needed this book to be done. I wasn’t too sure that I’d want to read about sexual violence rape in marriage anyway.

Her courageous honesty is so absurd to be somewhat funny and profanely enjoyable to read. 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. Feb 10, Karmen rated it liked it Shelves: To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: Apr 08, Bronwyn rated it did not like it Shelves: It is a dark, dazzling performance.

La mujer le llama. 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 political hopes. An orgy designed for denying personal despair. The language in this story jolted me.

It is possible the book could have ended at this same mark. Hermann, the manager of a paper mill, has decided that sexual gratification begins at home. Elfriede Jelinek is a misandrist extraordinaire and refuses to be subtle in her indictments of men.

A difficult read certainly, because of the non-linear train of thoughts, yet it’s all worth the time to open It’s easy to be tempted to think that the book is an absurd exaggeration, even misrepresentation of reality.

De vez en cuando salta una frase brillante pero en general suelen ser del tipo “los hombres son todos unos cerdos y sus penes son asquerosos” o “los esquiadores son gilipollas”. For succor she began an affair with another man. De todos modos, me quedo con su idea principal, su forma de llevarla a cabo y algunas de sus reflexiones.

Lust by Elfriede Jelinek

Elfriede Jelinek is a poet. Veamos el tono utilizado para dicho momento: I didn’t finish it. Age is not kind, and lush simply wears one out. The long-sufferin In a quaint Austrian ski resort, things are not quite what they seem. This page was last edited on 5 Septemberat Which means Gerti his wife and property.


Gerti wanders into a nearby skiing resort in her evening gown and slippers 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!

Jul 04, tai rated it it was amazing. Aug 25, Ivana added it. Lust is not a summer beach read. I felt like there was almost a strange language gap and maybe Jelinek’s descriptions didn’t exactly crossover well in English?

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To ask other readers questions about Lustplease sign up. The Times Literary Supplement There are only so many euphemisms for dick and forced sex that a person can reasonably handle, and it gets repetitive and exhausting after a while. 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.

The story is essentially brief, the narrative comprised of a few main events with several “rapes” thrown in for good measure. Dec 20, Katrinka rated it it was ok. It is the human condition we are born with.

The o trigger warning: Servir al kust en todos los aspectos ha sido el lema de su taberna: Gerti takes these actions, however, for love and leaves to have her hair done. Do not be fooled by lut title. Oct 30, Shanmugam rated it really liked it.

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