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Wonderful, Wonderful Times

2 Ratings: -1.5
A book by Elfriede Jelinek

A dozen years after the collapse of the Third Reich, four adolescents commit a gratuitously violent assault and robbery in a Viennese park. So begins Jelinek's ( The Piano Teacher ) brilliant new novel, an unrelenting and horrifying exploration of postwar … see full wiki

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Author: Elfriede Jelinek
Publisher: Serpent's Tail
2 reviews about Wonderful, Wonderful Times
review by . May 06, 2013
Another literary dud from Austria's Elfriede Jelinek.
Published in 1980, Wonderful Wonderful Times is a novel whose title is a complete contradiction to anything of what the book is indicative of. Understood and accepted. For me, however, it was a confirming piece of drip-drab fiction that only reiterated my original assessment of her after reading the perennial fan favorite, The Piano Teacher, a butcher job of a novel if ever there was one. This novel could take second honors, however.      Set in the 1950s after WWII, Austria …
review by . November 17, 2010
Published in 1980, Wonderful Wonderful Times is a novel whose title is a complete contradiction to anything of what the book is indicative of. Understood and accepted. For me, however, it was a confirming piece of drip-drab fiction that only reiterated my original assessment of her after reading the perennial fan favorite, The Piano Teacher, a butcher job of a novel if ever there was one. This novel could take second honors, however.     Set in the 1950s after WWII, Austria is …
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