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Lust

Author: Elfriede Jelinek; Michael Hulse
Publisher: London ; New York : Serpent's Tail, 1992.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In a quaint Austrian ski resort, things are not quite what they seem. Hermann, the manager of a paper mill, has decided that sexual gratification begins at home. Which means Gerti - his wife and property. Gerti is not asked how she feels about the use Hermann puts her to. She is a receptacle into which Hermann pours his juices, nastily, briefly, brutally. The long-suffering and battered Gerti thinks she has found  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Jelinek, Elfriede, 1946-
Lust.
London ; New York : Serpent's Tail, 1992
(OCoLC)607802498
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Elfriede Jelinek; Michael Hulse
ISBN: 1852421835 9781852421830 1852421711 9781852421717
OCLC Number: 26302856
Description: 207 p. ; 20 cm.
Other Titles: Lust.
Responsibility: Elfriede Jelinek ; translated by Michael Hulse.

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"In a quaint Austrian ski resort, things are not quite what they seem. Hermann, the manager of a paper mill, has decided that sexual gratification begins at home. Which means Gerti - his wife and property. Gerti is not asked how she feels about the use Hermann puts her to. She is a receptacle into which Hermann pours his juices, nastily, briefly, brutally. 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. But Michael is on his way up the Austrian political ladder, and he is, after all, a man." "In Elfriede Jelinek's mitteleuropa, love is as distant from sex as the Alps are from the sea, and the everyday mechanics of husband, wife, and child become a loveless horror. Both a condemnation of the myth of romantic love and an angry defence of women's sexuality, Lust is pornography for pessimists." "A bestseller throughout Europe, Lust confirms Elfriede Jelinek as the most challenging writer - female or male - in Europe today. It is a dark, dazzling performance."--BOOK JACKET.

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