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There is something here to offend everyone! There followed a period where she undertook anything that would shock and offend people — self-mutilation to paint with blood, drug experiments, or shaving her head.

Charlotte Roche – Wikipedia

The band never released an album, nor recorded any material, nor notably performed anywhere. I was surprised when a co-worker told me she found it in a bookstore’s ‘erotica’ section. The major part rkach Wetlands is made up of Helen’s thoughts, reminiscences and sexual fantasies while confined to her hospital bed.

Generally, Wetlands touches upon a number of taboo topics not only in the sexual arena but also those that can be found in the society at large, particularly in dysfunctional families. A sexually active woman since she was fifteen, she has had sex with lots of men and boys and describes herself as continuously randy. And why are we, as a society, so simultaneously obsessed with and repulsed by our own bodies?

But mostly, she thinks, in the great German tradition. Set in an anonymous German city, Wetlands is told by year-old Helen Memel, a schoolgirl who spends some days in the proctological ward of a hospital to be treated for an anal fissure caused by the careless shaving of her anal hair. C harlotte Roche was born in High Wycombe and brought up in Germany. Doctors are forever peering into covered dishes and devising stool charts.


In fact, people faint quite a lot at readings, but this is usually less to do with titillation and more to do with long passages of landscape description. She loves to attract potential sexual partners by parading, underneath her dress, roahc unwashed vulva and the smells emanating from it.

And she seems like such a nice girl…

Shortly after her 18th birthday she had herself sterilised without telling her parents about it. She left school after the 11th grade, at the age of During this charoltte she falls in love with her favourite male nurse called Robin and tries to draw the young man into her world.

The film was widely distributed in Europe. Rather, thank God it is only a towel.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. In this respect – in its stress on the naturalness of bodies – Wetlands is quite German, just as The Sexual Life of Catherine M’s obsessive deconstruction of the author’s desire for rough sex with lorry drivers was quite French, and Secret Diary of a Call Roxch focus on “shagging” was quite British.

Charlotte Roche

She likes to smell and eat her “smegma”. Retrieved 27 December — via NYTimes. The opening sentence concerns haemorrhoids: Retrieved from ” https: Wetlands The cover of the first edition, February Her story charlitte also a manifesto against prissy Anglo-American hygiene habits: The novel makes reference to a family tragedy in Roche’s own life: English television presenters English erotica writers People from High Wycombe births Living people German-language writers English women writers English expatriates in Germany Women erotica writers.

I don’t know if I’m the best person to judge this any more, because I work in a hospital, which alters your outlook.

Otherwise, not very much happens. In a series of interviews Roche explained that cleanliness and above all pedantic care for their own bodies, feuchtgebite the use of artificial scents such as perfumehave been inculcated upon women for ages; that this obstructs their—not just sexual—self-realisation; and that the fear of harmful ” bacteria ” has been vastly exaggerated.


Newer Post Older Post Home. It’s actually very funny. In an interview published in Der Spiegel inCharlotte Roche proposed to roac sex with German president Christian Wulff in exchange for his veto on a new regulation extending the life of nuclear reactors[4] highlighting the controversial extension, and Wulff’s role in passing it into law. The cover of the first edition, February When the novel rroach launched in Germany, audience members reportedly fainted at readings.

Review: Wetlands by Charlotte Roche | Books | The Guardian

As the novel ends, Robin is escorting her through a door in the hospital. Laid out on a hospital bed, bottom bare to the breeze, Helen ruminates at length on her body and its products. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. While masturbating, Helen likes to hum Amazing Grace, which does go to illustrate the incredible diversity of human sexuality. Charlotte RochWetlands. These include self-mutilationamnesia triggered by recreational drug abusepeople’s inability to deal with suicide attemptsand incest.

Bodies are not disgusting. She broods on her “well-trained pelvic muscles'” and her “very successful” experiences of anal sex. feuchtgeniete

The novel’s basic premise is that Helen has had sex, feels great about that, and is generally at charlotge and easy with human fluids in a way that the rest of us are not. I loved this book–so much so that I made my boyfriend listen to me read passages and ultimately recommended hcarlotte to ‘brave’ friends, those who would soldier on thru the scab ingestion, toilet seat-genital rubbing, and sniffing out menstruators.

She is fascinated by masturbation, which she appears to believe she invented.