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Greed by Elfriede Jelinek
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Nov 04, 2008 | ISBN 9781583228425
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Praise

“Elfriede Jelinek is magnificent.” –Mary Gaitskill

“A relentlessly bleak examination of patriarchy, bourgeois values, and violence against women, it is also an elegy for the natural world, polluted by the metaphorical murderer’s indifference to all Others, human and otherwise: this is horror with an uncompromising moral vision.” Publishers Weekly

Greed is another intriguing and challenging novel from Europe’s cleverest, most visceral social phobic.” The List

“Jelinek gives us a startling glimpse … of what women are, as well as answering Freud’s question, ‘What do women want?’ It’s neither gentle nor sweet nor safe nor reasonable—just true.” –Lucy Ellman, The Guardian

“Sandblasting her characters with a relentless stream of linguistically sophisticated contempt, Jelinek again explores some of her perennial themes, including pervasive loneliness, the ubiquitous ugliness of sexual relationships, and the tragedy of environmental destruction. But she also steps outside of her narrative, implying that textual relationships may also be complicit in the web of exploitation. An original and provocative condemnation of much that other novelists deem sacred, it may also attract Pynchon and Barthelme fans looking for a new challenge.” –Brendan Driscoll, American Library Association

Awards

Nobel Prize in Literature WINNER 2004

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