Posts Tagged ‘Austria’

The Wall by Marlen Haushofer

  Translated from the German by Shaun Whiteside Five words from the blurb: woman, solitude, survival, dystopian, parable The Wall was originally written in 1968 and is hailed as a feminist classic. I’m a big fan of dystopian fiction so I accepted a review copy, keen to see an Austrian take on this genre. The Wall […]

Two Abandoned Nobels

 Translated from the German by Joachim Neugroschel The Piano Teacher by Elfriede Jelinek Elfriede Jelinek won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2004 Five words from the blurb: Vienna, emotional, self-destruction, intensity, porn The Piano Teacher is an unrelenting, intense tale of one woman’s self-destruction. Erika is a piano teacher who lives with her controlling mother. […]