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The item may have some signs of cosmetic wear, but is fully operational and functions as intended. The first time I encountered Jelinek, I was too caught up in taking the piece personally to pick apart her peculiar literary voice. Martin Paperback, Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals.
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Share your thoughts with other customers. View all 3 comments. And the novel Women as Lovers presents a social truth: The style though began to grab me. Paula dreams of happiness in the form of independence. In telling this kind of story, it seems like there is a fine line between, on the one hand, being reductive and confirming that reality conforms to the broad demands of theory, or on the other hand, telling one of those dramatic tales that seems to touch reality at no point, and ultimately seems to have little relevance to life as we live it.
AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. But I will continue to read her work and see if my opinion might alter. Nov 03, M. This novel is so depressing. The price may be the seller’s own price elsewhere or another seller’s price. I need you, says Brigitte, so that I This novel is so depressing.
But I hope I won’t amantss to read more of her ever again, for whatever reason, for she makes my stomach turn. There’s a problem loading this menu right now.
They dream of eternal love, nice children and a prosperous life including hard work for the family and a comfortable house with an idyllic garden. You may also like. They live in utter destitution and work their asses off everyday in an underwear factory.
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The Illustrated Collection Books jrlinek J. I wouldn’t necessarily call it fun to read, but I have found her novels to be very rewarding, particularly Women As Lovers. The name of the novel calls to mind D. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. The story proceeds much as you can guess it will, without much suspense, but the narrator’s commentary keeps you involved in the unfolding events.
Sometimes, fortuitously, the second impression differs little from the first that initially motivated me to seek out more of their works. Homebody by Joanna GainesHardcover 8. On the other hand, there is Paula, a fifteen-year-old girl from a village who persuades her parents to allow her, against the local custom, to be apprenticed to dressmaking in the neighboring small town.
Open Preview See a Problem? To begin with, the novel is written entirely in the lower case, with the exception of a few words that are capitalized for emphasis. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. In fact, when these characteristics become so extreme they become almost funny–and in some ways this is a very funny book. Okay, so why fou Can a book get more unrelentingly negative than this? If you refuse, be a dear and stick to Fox News, leaving the books to us.
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Be the first to review this item Would you like to tell us about a lower price? The opening sentences describe a factory in an Austrian village in terms that pare its existence down to the relation between it and the people that labor in it. For a Jelinek novel, this one actually contains less sadism than expected, but the everyday humiliation of women is almost more painful to follow, as it is more common and recognisable than her more outlandish sto I had promised myself never to touch a Jelinek again after suffering through three of her novels for a Nobel Laureate reading project.
Les Amantes French Edition by Elfriede Jelinek
Most notable, the commentary on women. The first thing that most people will tell you about Jelinek is that she’s a controversial author, and for once, it’s not because of bad behavior or personal quirks not primarily, anyway, though she does suffer from agoraphobia and w I learned about Elfriede Jelinek because of the film adaptation of her novel The Piano Teacher and because Xiu Xiu used the title of this book “Women As Lovers” as the title of their most recent album and drew a fair number of quotes from it for lyrics as well.
Instead, feel free to think fondly on a time when Nobel Prize winning women caused certain judges to walk out in a hissy fit because they couldn’t handle the truth. Jelinek, at least in this tome. Moreover, and with apologies to all members of my pitiful gender, Jelinek has much to say about men, women, and such delightful institutions as marriage that is, dare I say it, all too true.
Her documentary is devoted to the scene of some particularly brutal subspecies whom the commentator can afford to describe in tones both candid amanted kitsch. I disliked and pitied every character — as I assume you’re supposed to — but I never found myself engaged enough in the material to really care either way.
Example an electrician earns quite a good wage. Not only does she explore amantse way that class and patriarchy affect social relations and individual’s psyches in her narratives, but she embraces a radical prose style that seems to be calibrated to incisively cut through platitudes and social mores to expose the raw domination that underlies social identity. It said things simply and emphasized things by repetition.