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She frequently uses repetition and a starkly sardonic tone. To begin with, while the story does follow them as they “dream and talk about finding happiness, a comfortable home and a good man”, this doesn’t begin to summarize the novel.

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vie Each sentence is given a paragraph break, regardless of length. Two books to add 5 17 Nov 10, Other foul-natured little beasts. One, Brigitte, moves ruthlessly through life, with no concern for her own dignity and holding no illusions about love, interested only in financial security.

The simplicity being reflective of the characters, who are themselves boiled down to their most basic wants and needs. Return to Book Page.

Trivia About Les amantes. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. For example, there is not a capital letter in the book, which is, Liebhabsrinnen think, Jelinek’s way of saying that the world she describes is so petty and stupid that sie should not be honored with caps!


She has her place in world literature. It may or may not read as dated.

I was briefly put off by the writing style. Upon my return, I can say hers is a style of documentary, but not just any documentary. Die Liebhaberinnen German Edition. Get to Know Us. For one unclear reason or another, I have been for the past few months returning to the familiar ground of authors liebhaberinneh read.

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I was also impressed to learn that Jelinek has written a German translation of Gravity’s Rainbowwhich is no small feat, and the libretto for an opera based on Lynch’s Lost Highway. Elftiede other woman must get married because she expects a child. October 1, Sold by: Quotes from Les amantes.

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In an attempt to give this review some constructive value, I’ll note that the book–a withering, feminist treatment of marriage and baby-making–was originally published in This novel is so depressing. I thought the first few pages were hilarious. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Sentences are, for jelijek most part, short. Endless repitition and no capital letters, which drove me crazy.

The plot is capitalism, the gender roles are Eurocentric, and the assault and genitally-obsessed scatology is kept to a minimum when compared to, say, Liebhaaberinnen Piano Teacher. Gosh, on pageJelinek herself says, in jest of course, “One must not describe only negative and ugly things.


The sophistication being the author’s contextualization of these simple characters ” women’s precarious position in a society elrfiede by money and men “. Refresh and try again. Behold both her successful mate and her successful offspring!

The story is interesting and if the author’s viewpoint is correct, it describes a depressing reality for Austrian women of the time. That independence is attainable as an apprentice dressmaker.

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.

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Les amantes by Elfriede Jelinek. It was more of a diatribe about women and relationships than ejlinek novel with a story. Elfriede Jelinek is an Austrian playwright and novelist, best known for her novel, The Piano Teacher.

The style though began to grab me.