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The Ages of Lulu by Almudena Grandes - book cover, description, publication history. What's striking about the erotic novel The Ages of Lulu by Spanish writer Almudena Grandes is how old-fashioned it is. Yes, yes, there are all those sex. At just fifteen years old, Lulu, a "round, hungry little girl," finds that her erotic The Ages of Lulu by Almudena Grandes See all books by Almudena Grandes.

Sep 06, Pages download. Jan 04, Pages download. Sep 06, Pages. Jan 04, Pages. This initial encounter incites the violent power play that drives an adult Lulu through a series of increasingly titillating sexual exploits. Always fascinated by the thin line separating decency and morality from perversion, Lulu gains the courage to explore the darker side of her carnal desires—but as her forays become increasingly desperate, the world of illicit and dangerous sex threatens to engulf her completely. A groundbreaking novel of sexual exploration, The Ages of Lulu sparked international controversy and was an overnight sensation when it was first published in Spain fifteen years ago. It won the Sonrisa Vertical Prize for erotic fiction, and was made into a film starring Javier Bardem. Paperback —.

Book review: “The Ages of Lulu” by Almudena Grandes, translated by Sonia Soto

It just a masquerade, a reversal of the dominant discourse. But, at the time the novel was published this rebellion was the only way in which women could openly explore their sexuality and feel free.

And I still liked it, especially the first half. Grandes makes a huge effort to inscribe sex and sexuality into everyday life, something is still absent from contemporary fiction, and produces a counter-discourse that assures the female reader it is OK to have sexual needs in whatever form they present themselves. Although dated, The Ages of Lulu is a landmark in Spanish fiction and it should be considered a masterpiece of the post-dictatorship feminist movement.

In this case it meant lots of sex, drugs and music. And in this case it was what the country needed.

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While I was reading the novel I felt that maybe this is what readers who are disappointed with Fifty Shades of Grey should read. The Ages of Lulu is not shy in portraying non-normative sexual behaviours and practices, and in doing so is trying to inscribe them as an option, rather than a quirk.

However, I will say again that the novel takes great pleasure in presenting these practices — like a rebellious teenager who knows she is doing something forbidden — and successfully translates that pleasure to the reader. I would highly recommend The Ages of Lulu to anyone, especially women readers, in order to explore how oppression and extreme fake moral values can end up producing the opposite of what they wanted.

However, if I took something from reading the novel — and this is the main reason why I am publishing this review — is to be happy and enjoy life.

Grandes has reminded me that I am lucky to have the freedom to explore the many, many options and paths that life has to offer which are not planned or scheduled: Thank you, Poppy. Misguided rebellion indeed, which only ends up hurting yourself… A thoughtful take on an interesting book — a cultural landmark, perhaps.

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Thank you for this! Have you read it? Because I would bet you did.

It sounds familiar, but if I read it, it would have been in Romanian and a long time ago… was it translated in Romanian? I have no idea, but it could have? It has a lot of Fifty Shades on it though, I think it sounds familiar to anyone who is alive and reading nowadays.

Excellent review, Elena. Without your historical context the book might simply seem exploitative rather than a reaction to what has been forbidden. Related Articles.

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Stay in Touch Sign up. It just a masquerade, a reversal of the dominant discourse. But, at the time the novel was published this rebellion was the only way in which women could openly explore their sexuality and feel free. And I still liked it, especially the first half. Grandes makes a huge effort to inscribe sex and sexuality into everyday life, something is still absent from contemporary fiction, and produces a counter-discourse that assures the female reader it is OK to have sexual needs in whatever form they present themselves.

The verdict: Although dated, The Ages of Lulu is a landmark in Spanish fiction and it should be considered a masterpiece of the post-dictatorship feminist movement. In this case it meant lots of sex, drugs and music. And in this case it was what the country needed. While I was reading the novel I felt that maybe this is what readers who are disappointed with Fifty Shades of Grey should read.

The Ages of Lulu is not shy in portraying non-normative sexual behaviours and practices, and in doing so is trying to inscribe them as an option, rather than a quirk. However, I will say again that the novel takes great pleasure in presenting these practices — like a rebellious teenager who knows she is doing something forbidden — and successfully translates that pleasure to the reader. I would highly recommend The Ages of Lulu to anyone, especially women readers, in order to explore how oppression and extreme fake moral values can end up producing the opposite of what they wanted.

However, if I took something from reading the novel — and this is the main reason why I am publishing this review — is to be happy and enjoy life. Grandes has reminded me that I am lucky to have the freedom to explore the many, many options and paths that life has to offer which are not planned or scheduled: they can only be lived through.

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