The Children of the Dead (inbunden) NY
Format
Inbunden (Hardback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
496
Utgivningsdatum
2024-04-23
Förlag
Yale University Press
Översättare
Gitta Honegger
Illustratör/Fotograf
1 b-w illus
Illustrationer
1 b-w illus.
Dimensioner
239 x 162 x 33 mm
Vikt
885 g
Antal komponenter
1
ISBN
9780300142150

The Children of the Dead

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The magnum opus of 2004 Nobel laureate Elfriede Jelineka spectral journey through the catastrophic history embedded in the landscape of Austria The surface of [Jelineks] prose cracks and bursts . . . fissured by phantasmagorical description, gallows humor, multilingual puns, and scouring sarcasm. . . . Jelineks novel is finally . . . a furious accumulation of lost moments and possible outcomes, an enormous, spectral kaleidoscope erected before the unfathomable.Dustin Illingworth, Washington Post The Alpenrose is a mountain resort nestled in Austrias scenic landscape among historic churches and castles. It is a vacation idyll that attracts tourists from all over Europe. It is also a mass burial site. Amid the snow-topped peaks and panoramic vistas, ghosts haunt the forest: Edgar Gstranz, a young skier who died in a car crash; Gudrun Bichler, a philosophy student who committed suicide in her bathtub; and Karin Frenzel, a widow who (perhaps) died in a bus accident. As the three slip in and out of the hotel, engaging unsuspecting tourists and seeking a way to return to life, the soil begins to crack under their feet as the dead of the Holocaust awaken: zombies determined to exact their revenge. Scrupulously rendered for the first time in English by Gitta Honegger, The Children of the Dead takes readers on a mind-bending ride through time, space, and memory. Concocted from experimental theater, splatter film, Gothic literature, philosophy, religion, and more, Jelineks phantasmagorical masterwork is a fierce confrontation with our fraught legacies in the name of the innocent dead.
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The surface of [Jelineks] prose cracks and bursts . . . fissured by phantasmagorical description, gallows humor, multilingual puns, and scouring sarcasm. . . . Jelineks novel is finally . . . a furious accumulation of lost moments and possible outcomes, an enormous, spectral kaleidoscope erected before the unfathomable.Dustin Illingworth, Washington Post Praise for Elfriede Jelinek: Jelineks work is brave, adventurous, witty, antagonistic and devastatingly right about the sorriness of human existence, and her contempt is expressed with surprising chirpiness: its a wild ride.Lucy Ellmann, The Guardian Language and life and its valuesits debts and deaths, its violence and vicissitudes, the dense cacophony of its hidden meaningsare at the core of Jelineks monumental oeuvre. . . . A Jelinek book is a visceral reading experience, one that provokes a passionate response.Rhian Sasseen, The Point Like her Austrian forebears, including Karl Kraus, Ingeborg Bachmann, and Peter Handke, Jelinek investigates the uses and abuses of language by staging its semantic slipperiness. . . . As the Nobel Committee put it, Jelineks novels and plays reveal the absurdity of societys clichs and their subjugating power, deconstructing and de-naturalizing thein her words'trivial myths on which large stretches of Western culture are founded.Xan Holt, Music and Literature Jelinek tells hard stories with a concerned but cold eye. . . . [She writes] with cinematic detail, but few of the sentimental filters or cushions that pop culture movies use to spare the nerves of audiences.New York Times An intensely learned and literary writer; all her texts live in and through the texts of others. . . What Jelinek has fashioned [in Greed] is an immensely expressive medium that goes to the very edge of coherence, but never beyond it.Nicholas Spice, London Review of Books

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Elfriede Jelinek (b. 1946), an Austrian poet, playwright, novelist, and activist, received the 2004 Nobel Prize in Literature. Her numerous works include the novel The Piano Teacher. She lives in Vienna. Gitta Honegger is an award-winning translator. She lives in Santa Fe, NM.