Tuesday, 11 March 2008

elfriede jelinek

trying to get into elfriede jelinek's women as lovers but just can't do it. i can't read it, can't finish it but equally i can't let it go. unremitting, relentlesly bleak, reading it is like getting punched in the face. tim parks has some suggestions on this. whatever, i can't get into it, i can't let it go.

paula has been taught to assess who is grabbing her there between the legs. is it someone with or without a future.
is it someone with a future or a work horse?
if it is a work horse, then he cannot become paula's fate. paula's brain has learned to work like a computer in such cases. here's the printout: married, two children.

and other austrian cheeriness....

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