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A messenger’s report on the media’s coverage of war. Elfriede Jelinek reflects not only on the actual events of the Iraq war, her own attitude to these and the television reports, she also reflects on the fundaments of Western consciousness. “Literature or literary transformation using the world as a resource cannot be more up to date … The live TV coverage is tossed into Jelinek’s acidic language bath. Unfair, polemic and clear-sighted, Bambiland is a biased, profound, highly musical work of art...” (Frankfurter Rundschau)

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Elfriede Jelinek

Elfriede Jelinek

Elfriede Jelinek, who was born in 1946 and grew up in Vienna, now lives in Vienna and Munich. She has received numerous awards for her literary works, which include not only novels but also plays, poetry, essays, translations, radio plays, ...

Plays by Elfriede Jelinek

U: 12.12.2003 Burgtheater Wien (R: Christoph Schlingensief)