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Monika Maron: 'Animal Triste' These are the thoughts of a woman suffering over the passions of love. English translation: Brigitte Goldstein. Monika Maron was born in Berlin in 1941.

Monika Maron: 'Animal Triste'. What does it mean to feel desire and to be desired when one grows older? Monika Maron dissects a love story that begins in the shadow of a dinosaur skeleton. These are the thoughts of a woman suffering over the passions of love. It's a subject that could quickly turn to kitsch and cliches with a less skilled, less finessed writer. But that's not the case with Monika Maron. She grew up in the GDR, before moving to West Germany in 1988.

European Women Writers Series. Including translations of major works by 20th- and 21st-century European women writers, the European Women Writers Series enlarges the depth and scope of American understanding about women in modern Europe.

Monika Maron is a German author, formerly of the German Democratic Republic. Animal Triste (European Women Writers). Animal Triste (European Women Writers (Paperback)) ANIMAL TRISTE (EUROPEAN WOMEN WRITERS (PAPERBACK)) By Maron, Monika ( Author )Mar-01-2000 Paperback By Maron, Monika ( Author ) Paperback 2000. Hafizanin kisiligimiz uzerinde oynadigi roller.

Written by. Monika Maron. offers the English reader a translation close to the original, thereby retaining the subtle ironic undertones. Translated by. Brigitte Goldstein. An elegiac novel by contemporary German writer Monika Maron in which one great, late-life love affair possesses the mind and soul of the elderly narrator. Merging into one blurred obsessive dream, her memories take on a life of their ow. -Publishers Weekly. disturbing but erotic novel of remembrance.

Animal Triste (1996). Contemporary Authors: A Bio-Bibliographical Guide to Current Writers Scot Peacock - 2002 - Monika Maron is a German writer whose publications include novels critical of communist rule in East Germany. Retrieved 2008-09-19. Pavel's Letters (Pawels Briefe) (1999). Endmoränen (end moraines) (2002).

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Brigitte Goldstein is an award-winning writer of historical novels. in European History from New York University. Before turning to full-time writing, she taught history and worked in publishing.

In an autumnal love story of erotic obsession, possessiveness, remembrance, oblivion, and time, an elderly woman dwells upon a failed love affair of some time past, when she was no longer young but not yet old. The narrator relives meeting her lover, Franz, at the natural history museum, when, for the first time in her life, she experiences all-consuming love and absolute happiness. Ultimately the affair founders because of her inability to believe that Franz will actually leave his wife. After he disappears from her life, she withdraws from the world, waiting for his return and revisiting their time together over and over in a never-ending cycle of obsession. Her love for Franz becomes a compulsive suffering from which she can neither free herself nor withhold anything.

I cannot praise this novel highly enough. It taught me how to love without regret and savor the moments that make life worth living. Though originally written in German, the translation is flawless. Every single sentence is a well-crafted masterpiece worthy of quotation. Maron is able to do what so few authors can: create a story that is inexplicably human -- one to which almost anybody who has experienced love can relate.

The relationship between significant others and the construction of identity is central to the narrator's characterization. After an enthralling love affair with a married man, the narrator develops a hopeless fixation with him and is incapable of fully living life in his absence. The unreliable first-person narration gives the reader insight into the many layers of this obsession -- from selective rememberance of their time spent together to her need to preserve the most inane remnants of their relationship long after its demise. Through the use of her lover in shaping her existence, the weakness of her personality is revealed piece-by-piece as a jumbled collection of haunting memories.

Conclusion: read this book. I promise you will not regret it. (Und besser auf Deutsch! Ich las und liebte das Buch auf beiden Sprachen.)
It is a love story between two middle aged people, academics both, meeting in the Berlin of after the Wall, a love that escalates into obsession on the side of the woman. She has roots in the old Berlin of the GDR and many passages deal with life and friendships under Communism. He is from the former West Germany, married, and playing it safe. But there are things he hasn’t reckoned with. The woman is the narrator and her voice remains.