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The Children of the Dead

Elfriede Jelinek



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  • 496 sidor
  • 2024
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.
  • Författare: Elfriede Jelinek
  • Illustratör: 1 b-w illus
  • Format: Inbunden
  • ISBN: 9780300142150
  • Språk: Engelska
  • Antal sidor: 496
  • Utgivningsdatum: 2024-04-23
  • Översättare: Gitta Honegger
  • Förlag: Yale University Press