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Sitting down in a pasture full of slimy eels, crushing them as they discharge their squeamish bits all over me. Denn eines stand fest, auch nach 80 Seiten: The opposite sex always wants the exact opposite. Its most unusual feature is that it has a conductor, Elfriede Jelinek.

So is it a wonder then, that anything as ‘filthy’ and rebellious and natural as sexual urges, builds up and up and roils around inside blindly not knowing where to go?

Mother, jealous and possessive, keeps Erika’s life under observation; she has devoted her entire life to Erika’s well being, asking obedience and loyalty in exchange. Ja, ich will doch alles richtig und gut machen!

View all 8 comments. Jelinek had to stop her studies and retire back under the maternal wing from whence she eventually launched her writing career due to ‘an anxiety disorder’. Ma non ci sono risposte certe.

The Piano Teacher (Jelinek novel) – Wikipedia

She proves her superiority by carefully painting a picture showing her inferiority. Commentary is mixed in with thoughts.

Breaking glass and running my fingers over it, crushing it in my bare hands, letting it stick out from every pore it manages to puncture. If you’re that sort of literary masochist, please go on. I took a trip to page and felt like I’d served my time.

Dec 16, Josh rated it really liked it Shelves: East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. Childhood memories are retold throughout the novel and their effects on the present suggested—for instance, the memory of a childhood visit from her cousin, an attractive and athletic young man, whom Erika’s mother praised while she makes her daughter practice piano, results in Erika’s self-mutilation.


Devo dire che tanta violenza, tanto malessere, tanta stortura, mi hanno lasciato dapprima perplessa. Sfreccia attraverso la porta di casa come uno stormo di foglie in autunno, decisa a raggiungere la sua stanza senza farsi vedere.

Erika va per i quaranta. One suspects that the reason as to why Erika isn’t a great player, lies in the clue Erika gives about her playing: You can capture any woman if you exploit her awareness of her own physical inadequacies. There is no innocence here. I hate what I fear. Ma sicuramente di pregio. Walter Klemmer, by being interested in Erika, provides a point of fixation for her; a means by which she can attempt to process physical connections which will break through into those feelings she has never known.

I rarely think of Elfriede Jelinek anymore. It is true that she revolts, sometimes, through buying of dresses, through the secrets she keeps, through bursts of violence which she regrets afterwards.

Elfriede Jelinek*Die Klavierspielerin*

Mar 06, a Lena rated it it was amazing Shelves: The social construct is simply content with its vague descriptions of horrors in a meaningless void of sound and fury, its fuzzy images that fetishize the physical antagonist, its panderings at atrocious thrills that spawn emulation rather than disgust.

She may deserve a Nobel Prize in Literature jelinsk that. Quotes from The Piano Teacher. But human beings ‘learn’ relationship behaviour along with all our other social behaviour in a process called socialization, which is a process that all mammals undergo, and it is learned from the senior members of a community, most often the parents.

Published November 30th by Grove Press first published I jelnek know what else to add to the issues already outlined, other than to say I felt equally hectored and patronised and can’t be doing with any more of it.


Show, not tell, remember? Per alcuni versi provo ribrezzo What her mother has done out of love and possession, Erika is doing out of a cynical, calculated, almost experimental predisposition.

And Lazarus is nowhere in sight.

Non deve pensare ad altro che a quelle cinque linee nere. Can art redeem the ones beyond salvation? The novel follows Erika Kohut, a piano teacher in her late thirties who teaches at the Vienna Conservatory and still lives in an apartment with her very controlling mother, with whom Erika shares her parents’ marriage bed. To say much more would risk taking away the gasps a reader is entitled to when reading this.

The Piano Teacher

Una lettura per stomaci forti. The Piano Teacherwhatever it may be, is not helping. So with those caveats, I give you my top thirteen.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. We are hers until she chooses, if ever she does, to breath out again.

Dies war mein erster Roman von E. Mother, progenitor of all that occurs in the novel, is an appalling creature. Can I keep this short and sweet? This is the land of the lovelorn and lacerated, folks. Open Preview See a Problem? She tended to be superior and cold towards him and to criticize him in the classroom, but he wants to maneuver her into a position where she is going to give him warm approval and acceptance.

Thematically this novel seems more like a psychological study of an extremely deviated personality rather than a fictional story.