This paper will examine Elfriede Jelinek’s () celebrated novel, Die Klavierspielerin(), as a narrative that deploys the close link. Elfriede Jelínek’s Die Klavierspielerin. Erika, die Heideblume. Von dieser Blume hat diese Frau den Namen. Ihrer. Mutter schwebte vorgeburtlich etwas Scheues. This essay discusses Elfriede Jelinek’s complex relation to music from both or in her most famous novel, Die Klavierspielerin (English title: The Piano Teacher.

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A bit more editing may have gone a long way here. I should probably add the disclosure that the main reason this book was hard for me to stomach is that it had waaaayyyy too much autobiographical resonance.

Please efriede that since we’re talking about something as unpredictable and as yet not a fully charted elffiede as the human psyche, that my interpretations of the character’s behaviours are only some interpretations out of a myriad of possibilities.

As Meike suggests, it’s a little too eager to pre-empt all speculation about what might be motivating either of the protagonists. There isn’t a moment of beauty in the entire work. Ben nascosti abitualmente ma esibiti dalla Jelinek come una bandiera. I can’t say I enjoyed reading this, but it asks the harshest questions about sex and violence. Undefined form of emptiness and vacant glances are the only reflections in the mirror, a vampire of the maternal nest.

Dec 19, Neal Adolph rated it liked it Shelves: Queste mani devono esercitarsi a suonare, non scivolare sotto la coperta come le formiche verso il barattolo della marmellata. Erika tries to take the initiative with Klemmer, writing him a letter with strict instructions and a gruesome list of her sadomasochistic fantasies.


Erika, tu credi che io non sappia dove sei stata. View all 43 comments. I cut myself with razors and bleed out, I consume it back, which is me, part of me, it is mine. Maybe you don’t like the message you get out of it.

The Piano Teacher

The sounds are jarring, violent, cacophonous. One could argue that Erika is withholding from him as an act of passive aggression which the ‘establishment’ review I read seems to suggest, but my feeling is yet again that this is not so.

The Piano Teacherwhatever it may be, is not helping. Lo dico sempre, certe cose uhhh possono essere narrate klqvierspielerin dalle donne.

Bin bis Seite 80 gekommen. The girl’s sexuality is reprimanded; her senses have become numbed and, in an attempt to feel something, anything, Erika inflicts pain on herself. Erika takes large instruments on trains so that she can hit people with them and call it an accident, or kicks or steps on the feet of other passengers so that she can watch them blame someone else.

Excorciating psychological study klavierspielerim the utter failure of interpersonal connection. She isn’t a very likeable figure, but she demands your attention and, eventually, your sympathy. Do not list out the throes of death; pierce our lungs and tie them up behind our backs. Not Enabled Word Wise: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Musically Trained Torture: Violence and Pleasure in Elfriede Jelinek’s Die Klavierspielerin

But maybe that is also the writing style. Es ist egal ob die Jelinek in der Zeitung steht oder im Regal … Nein, nein, doppelt nein! Erika Kohut’s mother might seem a harridan and even rather like a monster and she is that and morebut in many ways, she is also just another spoke in the wheel so to speak, and Erika herself, even though she has faced her mother’s abuse and dictates all of her life including more than creepily having to share a bed with heralso deliberately and often maliciously chastises and degrades her piano students, transferring the abuse and thus keeping the wheels of power, of societal embattlement and dysfunctional family structures spinning and continuously flourishing.


Erika has heard of such emotions, but has no first-hand experience of any of them. I liked this exploration a lot, at times even more than a lot.

Elfriede Jelinek: THE PIANO TEACHER – Interview

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In short, this is a novel you cannot love, it is a story that seems repulsive and continually abhors the reader. View all comments. Has never had a chance to feel the stretching and contraction of emotional muscles in action, and so, confined by the tight bars of her prison, the muscles of Erika’s self have atrophied and withered away in the darkness, until all that was left was Mother jeliek the great heights of The Mission. Ma sicuramente di pregio.

Works by Elfriede Jelinek. The musicians must keep to the score and we must keep to the written notes.

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