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Everybody Talks About the Weather . . . We Don't

by Elfriede Jelinek Luise Von Flotow Ulrike Meinhof Bettina Rohl Karin Bauer

No other figure embodies revolutionary politics and radical chic quite like Ulrike Meinhof, who formed, with Andreas Baader and Gudrun Ensslin, the Red Army Faction (RAF), also known as the Baader-Meinhof Gang, notorious for its bombings and kidnappings of the wealthy in the 1970s. But in the years leading up to her leap into the fray, Meinhof was known throughout Europe as a respected journalist, who informed and entertained her loyal readers with monthly magazine columns.What impels someone to abandon middle-class privilege for the sake of revolution? In the 1960s, Meinhof began to see the world in increasingly stark terms: the United States was emerging as an unstoppable superpower, massacring a tiny country overseas despite increasingly popular dissent at home; and Germany appeared to be run by former Nazis. Never before translated into English, Meinhof's writings show a woman increasingly engaged in the major political events and social currents of her time. In her introduction, Karin Bauer tells Meinhof's mesmerizing life story and her political coming-of-age; Nobel Prize-winning author Elfriede Jelinek provides a thoughtful reflection on Meinhof's tragic failure to be heard; and Meinhof 's daughter--a relentless critic of her mother and of the Left--contributes an afterword that shows how Meinhof's ghost still haunts us today.

Los excluidos

by Elfriede Jelinek

En Los excluidos, título que se relaciona con Los secuestrados de Altona de Sartre, la autora denuncia la dificultad de la vida sin complejos en la Austria post-bélica, deseosa de ignorar los crímenes del nazismo, mediante la historia de tres estudiantes de bachillerato y un joven y ambicioso obrero, quienes asaltan a los transeúntes para robarles y que acaba con el asesinato de toda la familia de uno de los protagonistas, Rainer, el ideólogo del grupo. A la determinación de una sociedad decidida a olvidar el pasado y en la que el triunfo social se convierte en el valor supremo, los cuatro adolescentes responden con el disgusto y el odio.


by Elfriede Jelinek Martin Chalmers

Greed is the story of Kurt Janisch, an ambitious but frustrated country policeman, and the lonely women he seduces. It is a thriller set amid the mountains and small towns of southern Austria, where the investigation of a dead girl's body in a lake leads to the discovery of more than a single crime. Inher signature style, Jelinek chronicles the exploitative nature of relations between men and women, and the cruelties of everyday life.

La pianista

by Elfriede Jelinek

«Enhorabuena, pues, a Elfriede Jelinek. Su osadía demostrada, su voz de mujer -valiente y sospechosa por ella misma-, su lucha contra un pensamiento común que incluso se vanaglorió de tener como presidente a un colaborador conspicuo de Adolf Hitler son un ejemploque satisface y gratifica. Para mujeres y hombres como Jelinek el oficio de escribir revalida y consolida su posición de absoluta excepcionalidad en los tiempos que corren. Ya nadie fagocitará esta diferencia. Esta singularidad premiada significará también -qué modernos se han vuelto los nobels- que el sentido común, la opinión única y los ídolos de la tribu ofrecerán siempre una grieta suficientemente visible para que los escritores más lúcidos, esos grandes privilegiados de la inteligencia de los últimos tres siglos, eleven la voz de la discordia más moralizada que se pueda imaginar.»Jordi Llovet, El País.

The Piano Teacher

by Joachim Neugroschel Elfriede Jelinek

Erika Kohut teaches piano at the Vienna Conservatory by day, but at night she trawls the porn shows while her mother waits up for her. Jelinek won the Nobel Prize for Literature.

Women As Lovers

by Elfriede Jelinek Martin Chalmers

Two Alpine factory workers who dream of finding a good man. Employing the conventions of romantic fiction, Jelinek dissects the double-standard by which women are held in their traditional place.

Wonderful, Wonderful Times

by Elfriede Jelinek Michael Hulse

Four adolescents commit a violent crime in a Viennese park a decade after the end of the third reich. The thoughts and actions of these adolescents operate as lenses through which we might experience the weight of the past.

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