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kindle Ñ Die Liebhaberinnen ´ Hardcover read Õ elfriede jelinek Þ [Read] ➵ Die Liebhaberinnen Author Elfriede Jelinek – Dit is geen liefdesromanDit is ook geen streekroman zelfs al ziet het er misschien zo uitDit is het verhaal van Paula en Brigitte twee jAula en Brigitte denken allebei dat het leven voor hen een uitzondering zal maken Ze komen in opstand Paula wil voor kleermaakster leren en met haar zelfverdiende geld naar de bioscoop gaan en naar Italië Daarna zal ze pas een man zoeken Brigitte pakt het heel anders aan Ze wil zo snel mogelijk weg uit de fabriek en trouwen met Heinz wiens ouders een eigen zaak bezittenIn Liefhebben geeft Nobel 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 uotes from it for lyrics as well 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 uirks not primarily anyway though she does suffer from agoraphobia and was a prominent member of the Austrian Communist Party until 1991 but because of her prose and the themes that she chooses to feature in her writing Jelinek is well known as a feminist and a socialist and makes these commitments an integral part of her fictionNot only does she explore the 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 s to expose the raw domination that underlies social identity I imagine this is where many readers run into problems Jelinek received a Nobel Prize for literature but not without major fallout in the literary establishment She freuently uses repetition and a starkly sardonic tone Her MO all but rules out sustained instances of expressive or descriptive language; her style reads as very episodic And of course there are the myriad episodes of violence particularly of a sexual natureBut if it sounds like I'm not very enthusiastic about Jelinek's writing then I'm giving off the wrong impression 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 DH Lawrence and a lot about this story reminds me of a turn of the century British novel in its exploration of social and sexual themes 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 Though this immediately strikes one as a very Marxist literary device Jelinek doesn't use didactic Marxist jargon so the book achieves a sort of naïve narrative voice almost reminiscent of a dark fairy taleThere are two main protagonists both women One Brigitte moves ruthlessly through life with no concern for her own dignity and holding no illusions about love interested only in financial security She sees her own sexuality only as a means of achieving this and pursues a socially mobile boorish middle class lout The other woman Paula has no sense for securing her material well being and falls in love with a man with few prospects and little regard for her The story proceeds much as you can guess it will without much suspense but the narrator's commentary keeps you involved in the unfolding eventsIn 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 I think Women manages to evade this particular bind because despite the inevitability of its outcome and eually because of it there is a sense of tragedy accompanied by sharp and insightful commentary that prevents the story from seeming to become merely socialistfeminist propagandaI would encourage interested readers to give this novel a try because Jelinek has a really uniue style and a definite gift for unusual and provocative descriptions In fact pretty much everything about her writing is provocative and ultimately rewarding I was also impressed to learn that Jelinek has written a German translation of Gravity's Rainbow which is no small feat and the libretto for an opera based on Lynch's Lost Highway

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Prijswinnares Elfriede Jelinek een venijnig maar liefdevol portret van twee vrouwen voor wie het leven niet veel in petto heeft Een vroeg meesterwerk dat nu voor het eerst in Nederlandse vertaling verschijnt Elfriede Jelinekgroeide op in Wenen Voor haar oeuvre ontving ze in de Nobelprijs voor Literatuur Met De pianiste en Lust behoort Liefhebben tot het meest gelezen en vertaalde werk van Jeline Definitely not half as bad as I thought it would be I heard her books tend to be uite brutal and sadistic but this wasn't really the case Sure it was vulgar but nothing extremeIf it hadn't been for the dragging of Brigitte's story especially it could've been 4 stars

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Die LiebhaberinnenDit is geen liefdesromanDit is ook geen streekroman zelfs al ziet het er misschien zo uitDit is het verhaal van Paula en Brigitte twee jonge vrouwen meisjes nog die dromen van een betere toekomst Ze wonen in een klein dorp in Oostenrijk De vrouwen in het dorp zijn huisvrouw of naaien korsetten in de textielfabriek De mannen werken als houthakker en bedrinken zich elke vrijdag in het dorpscafé P In the novel Jelinek – an Austrian novelist who won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2004 a seemingly controversial choice – employs an ‘interesting’ style She avoids capitalisation entirely including proper nouns Each sentence is given a paragraph break regardless of length Sentences are for the most part short Complementing compounding the experimental nature of the novel is the fact that the courses of the lives of two women are told against each other One chapter we are with Bbrigette who hates Hheinz but loves the idea of marrying him because he represents her best chance at material wealth and ‘the good life’; and the next chapter we are with Ppaula who follows her heart and dreams rather than conforming to society’s conception of that very same ‘good life’As an exercise in creatively eviscerating the place of ‘woman’ in society through a Marxist feminist lens it is a great success Class and gender are effectively explored and critiued through the narrative As an exercise of skilful writing and storytelling I’m less convinced While I’d not go so far as denounce Jelinek as a fraud or of completely lacking in talent I didn’t enjoy the act of reading as I usually do It felt like a chore and that’s rarely a recommendation