Elfriede Jelinek's Generic PerversionseBook - 2011
This book examines Elfriede Jelinek's investigation of Austria's and Western Europe's #65533;obscene fantasies#65533; through her #65533;perversion#65533; of generic forms in three of her best-known texts ( Die Liebhaberinnen, Lust, and Die Klavierspielerin ). Each chapter investigates a central psychoanalytic concept (alienation, jouissance, perversion, and sublimation) and reads a Jelinek text in relation to the genre that it is perverting, exposing the #65533;obscene fantasies#65533; that lie at its heart. This book argues that the disruption of genres is one of Jelinek's most significant literary contributions, with her works functioning to create a #65533;negative aesthetics#65533; as opposed to a positive reworking of generic forms.
Publisher: New York : Peter Lang, 2011.
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xii, 136 pages).