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

In her first novel published in English since becoming the recipient of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2004, Elfriede Jelinek delivers a stunning and unforgettable book.

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. In her signature style, Jelinek chronicles the exploitative nature of relations between men and women, and the cruelties of everyday life.

Always controversial, Jelinek was considered a bold choice for the Nobel Prize. The Swedish academy applauded her linguistic zeal and analytic prowess, while her critics have been scandalized by her satirical critiques of patriarchy and her masochistic heroines.

The leading Austrian writer of her generation, Elfriede Jelinek has been awarded the Heinrich Böll Prize and the Nobel Prize for Literature.

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The 2004 controversial Nobel Prize-winning author explores power plays between the sexes with stunning originality.

Synopsis:

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 girls body in a lake leads to the discovery of more than a single crime. In

her signature style, Jelinek chronicles the exploitative nature of relations between men and women, and the cruelties of everyday life.

About the Author

Elfriede Jelinek, the leading Austrian writer of her generation, has been awarded the Heinrich Boll Prize for her contribution to German literature. The film by Michael Haneke of The Piano Teacher won the three main prizes at Cannes in 2001. In 2004, she was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781583228425
Author:
Jelinek, Elfriede
Publisher:
Seven Stories Press
Translator:
Chalmers, Martin
Author:
Chalmers, Martin
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20081131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
8 x 6 x 1 in 12 oz

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"Synopsis" by , 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 girls body in a lake leads to the discovery of more than a single crime. In

her signature style, Jelinek chronicles the exploitative nature of relations between men and women, and the cruelties of everyday life.

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