She Loves Me by Peter Esterhazy

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She Loves Me is Peter Esterhazy's paean to women: beautiful and ugly, kind and nasty, fat and bony, monogamous and promiscuous, seductive, negative, rebellious, and voracious. In ninety-seven short chapters this seductive novel contemplates love and desire and sex and hate, all from the point of view of a manly narrator who considers himself a great and successful lover, a womanizer, a man who may - or may not - be in love with all of the women of the world. Intelligent and funny, this book is a great declaration of love and of contempt, and a philosophical exploration of the many postures and pretenses of eros. With his characteristic verbal pyrotechnics, the serenely jaded Esterhazy proves that there will always be another romance, and that love and hate spring from the same inexhaustible font.

About Peter Esterhazy

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Esterhazy is a prolific essayist and a playwright. Judith is a Senior Editor at Cornina Books in Budapest
Published May 21, 1997 by Quartet Books. 144 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Hungarian novelist Esterh†zy (The Glance of Countess Hahn-Hahn, 1995, etc.) cleverly suggests how a politically volatile country imbues its citizens with pent-up energies that must be spent somehow, and makes of his Casanova both a rather attractive cad and a seeker after ultimate satisfactions w...

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With the fastidious delight of a born observer, Esterhazy's narrator describes the idiosyncrasies of an assortment of women (plus several men pretending to be women) and chronicles his own response in this ambivalent panegyric to Hungarian womanhood.

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