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Lust by Elfriede Jelinek
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Jan 16, 2008

it was amazing
Read in December, 2005

To be sure, this is a difficult book. But it is also one of the most sustained, intense, acid feats of prose I have ever seen. Though skiers are a group for whom Jelinek lavishes special bile, her own writing reminds me of a terrifyingly reckless and exciting downhill skier. Jelinek puts forth a radically feminist, radically anti-capitalist vision all the more powerfully for the symbolic and surrealist chances that she takes. This is all out war, folks, and for once the good side is winning.

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