I want to talk about a famous Austrian writer that perhpas people already know about: Elfride Jelinek
I was first introduced to her work by a greek literature teacher of mine, only later to realise that is actually the writer of the work “the Pianist”
later made into film by M.Hanecke

I find Jelinek a fascinating writer, that deals with an unique way with several difficult issues considering Austrian society. Her books are quite hard, violent and accused by some as pornographic.In general she has been criticized a lot by many people of this country.However she has been recognized by alot more as a prominent writer of her times.She has been awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2004.

I am currently reading her work “Lust”

For more information one can visit her website:

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