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ISBN:
0140266224
Author:
Christina Pribichevich Zoric,Slavenka Drakulic
Category:
Thrillers & Suspense
Language:
English
Publisher:
Penguin Books; First Edition edition (August 1, 1997)
Pages:
208 pages
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Drakulić was born in Rijeka, Croatia, on July 4, 1949. She graduated in comparative literature and sociology from the University in Zagreb in 1976. From 1982 to 1992, she was a staff writer for the Start bi-weekly newspaper and news weekly Danas (both in Zagreb), writing mainly on feminist issues

The Taste of a Man book.

The Taste of a Man book. In the tradition of Fatal Attraction, Slavenka Drakulic has written a breathtakingly erotic, profoundly intelligent tale of love based on pure appetite that will thrill readers with its unflinching candor, even as it shocks them with its horrifying conclusion.

Slavenka Drakulic (Author), Christina Pribichevich-Zoric (Translator). Just like her countless paintings, this book is totally about the tortured body and soul of a unique woman whose life and love we're molded by incomprehensible pain. The author uses a disconcerting technique of shifting the narrative from first person to third and from present tense to past as well as following a nonlinear path from Kahlo' s childhood to her death. It is an emotionally draining book to read and I had to put it down and read something else several times before I got through it.

Widely known journalist Drakulic (The Balkan Express, 1993, et. tries her hand at a second novel (Holograms of Fear, 1992) with . Her tale of a love match that fulfills itself in murder and cannibalism is more risible than moving. tries her hand at a second novel (Holograms of Fear, 1992) with results that seem unlikely those she intended.

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Slavenka Drakulic was born in Croatia in 1949. The author of several works of nonfiction and novels, she has written for The New York Times, The Nation, The New Republic, and numerous publications around the world. Category: Literary Fiction

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In 212 pages Drakulic takes us on a three month odyssey through the most intimate thoughts of Tereza, a foreign graduate student on a fellowship in New York City, about her relationship with her married lover.

In 212 pages Drakulic takes us on a three month odyssey through the most intimate thoughts of Tereza, a foreign graduate student on a fellowship in New York City, about her relationship with her married lover, and fellow foreign student, Jose. This detailed portrait of obsession and isolation is painted in such a way that the reader can almost empathize with Tereza's quest to possess Jose.

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Meeting by chance and falling in love, both Tereza and Jose have complete lives in other countries, but they become caught in a terrifying web that seems to have them trapped, in a tale of obsessive love, passion, and their deadly results. Original. Tour.
  • IWantYou
A wondering and a thought provoking read.

It is wonderfully written, however, the general theme maybe too much for some individuals.
  • Adokelv
The writing style is excellent - good descriptions and transitions. But the content is gory. I cannot force myself to finish reading the book because the images created in my mind make me too revolted to read the ending. YUK!!!
  • Agamaginn
Slavenka Drakuli' wastes no time writing novels that are widely acceptable. If you ever come across one of her books, make sure you are ready to embrace the unexpected. Her stories are powerful descriptions of the most basic human nature: love, fear, survival and life.

The Taste of a Man is one such story. It's a story about the impossibility of love and the denial of loss, about the boundaries of sanity and about the things we are ready to do for the person we consider our own. It's a story about the Divine Hunger.

Unlike so many of her other novels, this one is not based on a true story (and for that we are grateful). Instead it is based on deepest parts of our nature, hidden for millennia under strongly ingrained morals of our civilization. It's like a game of Have you ever we all played as children:
- Have you ever taken something that doesn't (and can never) belong to you?
- Have you ever loved someone so much that you would rather take their life than let them live without you?
- Have you ever abandoned sanity because of love?
- Have you ever felt that we are confined by the rules of our civilization that tell us how to live, breathe and love?

This is NOT trivial literature. If you do not have an open mind, please choose another book. If you do not have the patience for the subtlety of human communication and relationships, you won't appreciate this book. But if you are able to open your mind AND your heart to these powerful sentences, they might just change your life. They will most certainly change the way you think about love.
  • Marr
Drakulic deserves credit, and indeed received a lot of attention, for writing sympathetically about a taboo subject. The descriptions of dismemberment and cannibalism are gruesome, but less so than a similar scene in Ian McEwan's acclaimed "The Innocent." In fact, the book so repetitiously drills its "romantic consumption" theme into our heads that by the time the act is described, we are totally numb to it.
Numbness is a big problem in this book. The protagonist, despite her first person voice, is so vaguely drawn and woodenly written that we cannot empathize with her. We know nothing whatsoever about her past or what experiences brought her to such an unusual fixation, aside from a Catholic "menstruation" anecdote so cliched as to be laughable. Finally, Drakulic gives us nothing to think about or feel about, since her religious/cultural/sexual interpretations of cannibalism are established so quickly and so baldly. Such a theme offers many opportunities for passion and humor, but these are completely ignored, aside from the accidental humor of the heroine's (implausibly) deadpan descriptions of her grotesque actions.
I think the main problem is that a convincing narrative about such an extreme obsession requires immersion--the author has to think, feel, shudder, and crave along with her character. Only a deep and reckless plunge can redeem the silliness of the novel's events. But Drakulic seems uncommitted, and wades into the pool only deep enough to wet her toes. The result is an overlong outline.
  • Thordira
a friend of mine gave me this book to read because he thought i might be interested in it. i took it home and put in one of many book piles and forgot about it. he asked me a number of months later if i had read it yet and i told him that i hadn't. i picked it up and read the first chapter or so and just couldn't get into it. i put it back in the book pile and left it until he asked again a few months later whether i had finished it.

i took it with me to work the next day, reading most of it there and finishing it later that night. the only time i had to put the book down was when i got to the part about the fingertips. i've read many books documenting first hand accounts of various types of carnage and while they have affected me i have never had to put them down and walk away to shake it off. this book made me do just that. in fact, i had to force myself to finish it.

i found, for the most part, that ms drakulic's writing was rather dry and flat until she starts describing the act. i will say no more about it. you have to read the book.

when i finally finished the book i asked my friend what possessed him to pass the book on to me. i assure you there are no similarities. he said that he had never read it and wanted to know what i thought of it. with thoughts of the fingertip scene still fresh in my mind i told what he could do next time he did that.
  • Lilegha
Tereza is a Polish graduate student studying in New York City, who begins an affair with Jose, a Brazilian man studying cannibalism. In a twist on "Fatal Attraction", Tereza takes control of the affair, which she can't let end at any price, and maneuvers Jose into a full-fledged corporeal union, culminating with Tereza killing him and devouring parts of his flesh to unite them forever. In the literary tradition of Virgilio Piñera's "René's Flesh", Poppy Brite's "Exquisite Corpse", Bret Easton Ellis's "American Psycho", Carole Maso's "Defiance", and Stephen King's "Misery", Drakulic's book is more than a dark fantasy. It's a commentary on culture and humanity that is captivating, sensual, and potently memorable. This is a book that bites the reader back.