Day: August 11, 2012

If I could eat these, it would be gluttony

Jelinek, a long novel, and short stories

You know what they say, that when it rains, it pours? I’m not referring to the heavy rains that our country experienced this week, but I’m pointing at books. I saw a lot of good books this afternoon, but I had to restrain myself lest I end up eating books for a couple of days. In fact, I didn’t really hunt. I was just looking at the visible books (there are books behind books on the shelves), and here are what I found today, August 11, at Book Sale – Walter Mart Munoz Women as Lovers by Elfriede Jelinek – I have nursed a strange fixation with Jelinek after reading The Piano Teacher and seeing her interview about her novel’s film adaptation. Surely, this timid woman who can’t even look straight at the camera can’t be the woman who wrote so intensely about an uptight piano teacher who secretly desires to be chained and gagged and punched and molested and raped and …  okay, so Women as Lovers looks like another novel with strong female characters. …