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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Do not be fooled by jelknek title. Lust is not a summer beach read. I would disagree with that characterization. Typically, pornography excites an individual.

This book made me ashamed of being human.

Please allow me to explain. The language in this story jolted me.

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Let me just write I found it unique. The author described the conclusion of a sexual act as follows: Lust also served as a vehicle to critique capitalism. For the Direktor, people count simply because they are people and can be used or else can be made into consumers who use things.


Jelinek used blatant language in the above passage. The poor go walking along the banks with their children, where chemicals corrode the waters.

Lust – Jelinek Elfriede

The main thing is to have a job at all. And to come home from work with a suitable industrial disease. What people live on, apart from their hopes, is a mystery to me. They seem to invest everything in cameras and hi-fis.

Capitialism turned all people into objects. She also took shots at the Catholic Church.

Now all of us in this Roman Catholic country will go down on our knees for a while so that all can see us washing the blood of innocence off our hands, the blood that God, making a superhuman effort has transformed into himself no capital H in the original text: There is nothing to be said against the Pope. Jelindk belongs to the Virgin Mary.

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Due to passages such as these I totally lost focus on the story. It had something to do with a woman in a dehumanizing relationship with her husband. For succor lst began an affair with another man. I thought this a bit odd and out of synch with the book. If relationships between men and women caused nothing but suffering for the latter, why would the protagonist seek another one?


My main criticism dealt with the scope of the book. Let her characters strive towards it.

Get away from the construct that life is unbearable, but can only get worse. It made for some agonizing reading. You are commenting using your WordPress. You are commenting using your Twitter account. You are commenting using your Facebook account.

Notify me of new comments via email. Page The quote below combined the two. Page Due to passages such as these I totally lost focus on the story.

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