Release: 02.06.2009

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THE MERCHANT’S CONTRACTS. RECHNITZ (THE CHOKING ANGEL). ON ANIMALS

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At an elegant party, two hundred people are murdered on a whim. Unthinkable? Yes. And yet that’s just what happened, as Rechnitz cleverly depicts. On Animals takes up an entirely different sort of topic: love as a double sort of reflection: “A text that is both nasty and tender at the same time” – Neue Zürcher Zeitung


Three new plays by Noble Prize winner Elfriede Jelinek.


Jelinek’s works have been translated into more than 40 languages.

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  • Publisher: Rowohlt Taschenbuch
  • Release: 02.06.2009
  • 352 pages
  • ISBN: 978-3-499-24984-6
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Die Kontrakte des Kaufmanns / Rechnitz (Der Würgeengel) / Über Tiere

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Karin Rocholl

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, screenplays and opera librettos. Her awards include the Georg Büchner Prize and the Franz Kafka Prize for Literature. In 2004 she was awarded with Nobel Prize for Literature.