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Paula uses sex to change Erich and to marry a man she imagines he will soon become.

But I hope I won’t need to read more of her ever again, for whatever reason, for she makes vie stomach turn. To begin with, the novel is written entirely in the lower case, with the exception of a few words that are capitalized for emphasis.

Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Two books to add 5 17 Nov 10, Sarcasm is abound in this novel, no one makes a mockery out of absurdities in modern day social structure better than Jelinek.

It turns out that this was the book for me. I did not feel that I was being talked down to but rather that she was economically saying the important things, which were really pretty simple. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. It was good times. The name of the novel calls to mind D. In the case of Jelinek, there’s the singular context of ‘s dismal joke of a Nobel Prize for Lit recipient, coupled to the US’s president-elect results in such a way as to suggest the first was a horrible premonition of the second.

Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer nelinek no Kindle device required. Class and gender are effectively explored and critiqued through the narrative. One of them is lucky and marries a man she loves. I found the voice reminiscent of Kathy Acker’s writing – although it was written in the s, before Kathy Acker’s first publications. At the end of her story she divorces and she comes to work into the factory Two parallel stories of two women in love.


Charlotte rated it it was ok Jul 30, Not Enabled Screen Reader: The plot is capitalism, the gender roles liebhxberinnen Eurocentric, and the assault and genitally-obsessed scatology is kept to a minimum when compared to, say, The Piano Teacher.

Product details File Size: Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. But — getting to those lines bordered on tedious.

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It may sound like I’m painting Brigitte to be a manipulative and unlikable character, but that would be to deny the characters their complexity. The st I was briefly put off by the writing style. It was a good novel, Jelinek describes the suffering of women in traditional villages in Austria, I was astonished how they have similar problems and position as in the 3rd world villages.

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. Lists with This Book. Books by Elfriede Jelinek. The other woman, Paula has no lliebhaberinnen for securing her material well being, and falls in love with a man with few prospects and little regard for her.

The point she was trying to make was very clear from the beginning on and I love itbut sadly the story didn’t evolve that much over the course of the book. Well, in my opinion, this most controversial of all modern Nobel prize winners has a powerful and unforgettable style. In fact, when these characteristics become so extreme they become almost funny–and in some ways this is a very funny e,friede.


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Mariam Khalid rated it it was luebhaberinnen Oct 20, Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Aug 07, Allison Floyd rated it really liked it Recommends it for: I would encourage interested readers to give this novel a try because Jelinek has a really unique style and a definite gift for unusual and provocative descriptions.

I found the story very compelling.

She gets pregnant and Erich is still the same wife-beating drunkard. She frequently uses repetition and a starkly sardonic tone. Tis a shame that both the male’s lustful passion and the parents’ pedagogical leanings are woefully aborted by an inability to communicate or commune, but that’s the law of nature for you.

But if it sounds like I’m not very enthusiastic about Jelinek’s writing, then I’m giving off the wrong impression.

elftiede I was briefly put off by the writing style. Lists with This Book. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Eine Liebe aus nichts: Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. Maar moeilijk om te lezen.

The Nobel Prize winner Elfriede Jelinek employes herself with the question of what is the role of a woman in todays society. At the end of her story she divorces and she comes to work into the factory from where the formerly mentioned protagonist left.

By appropriating the doctrine of misogyny in its crudest form, Jelinek effectively calls attention to how ignorant it is.