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She feels a kind of lust, but has no means to express or expunge it. Anyway, the real issue here This book was, to borrow someone else’s phrasing, punishingly unendurable. Sep 23, Dolors rated it really liked it Recommends it for: Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. This book gives you a severe feeling of claustrophobia and is clearly not for the faint of heart: In other reviews a link is suggested with the marxist analysis of Jelinek, presenting the 3 main characters as alienated personalities, products of the capitalist system.

Simply by living his own life, he has created his own sperm, arduously and tediously. Unhealthy obsessions wit Klavifrspielerin Piano Teacher is an unbearably gruesome read. This is certainly not a fun read, as it is not intended to be, but it is pretty fascinating.

See 1 question about The Piano Teacher…. Mother’s overbearing need to control her one child must be the result of a deep trauma in her own life. 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. Indeed much has been written in recent years that have repeatedly probed into the psychoanalytic nature of music and enquired whether the fields of affect in both the realms are compatible to each other or not.

Erika cuts herself to let her blood klavierspieelrin in red streams of desperation trying to see past klaviersspielerin inert and lifeless carcass of a body, trying to find her inner beauty, trying to prove her heart is still pumping blood into her hollow corpse. I don’t know klavierapielerin else to add to the issues already outlined, other than to say I felt equally hectored and patronised and can’t be klavierspielerln with any more of it. Dependent on one another, the two women are connected through invisible, yet strong filaments.


This provides her mother with sole psychological discretion as to Erika’s upbringing. Che mi ha aiutato a capire ed ad apprezzare, questa opera spiazzante e crudele, klavierspieledin molto bizzarra e al limite. Views Read Edit View history.

This one left me sad, upset, shocked, hopeless, and miserable. I cannot despise it, however. Translated by Joachim Neugroschel, it was the first of Jelinek’s novels to be translated into English.

Gradually feeling can only be located through extreme actions. Family, control, self- hatred, violence, sex, age, and power. She tortures, taunts, cowers.

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Men are quite capable, indeed very eager, to create books and movies portraying women as secretly desiring abusive violent klavierslielerin due to their strong innate masochistic tendencies Blue Velvet, Lust Caution, Bitter Moon, Secretary without women helping the men by handing them live ammunition.

Much of the criticism has been directed at the mother-daughter relationship; less attention has been paid to the aspect of music in the novel. Erika, the piano teacher, lives with her mother in a closed, isolated universe, from which relatives and friends were expelled.

Even the ending doesn’t disappoint, which I was so sure, up until I This is one of my favorite books. Even the ending doesn’t disappoint, which I was so sure, up until I read it, that it would. Throw your all into it, gild and grate your sanity into perfect form, and laugh at those whose pitiful minds cannot handle the wondrous Truth.

It starts off with jelinke brutal spat of domestic violence with fistfuls of pulled hair and ends with two of the most disgusting sex scenes I’ve read in modern literature. Du willst doch auch nach Wien zur Jelinek-Exkursion kommen? I can see, after reading this book, why she won the prize. This gesture klavierspkelerin humility will prevent the maternal will from shredding the soft, unformed filial will and munching on its bloody limbs. View all 5 comments. Breath out again please Frau Jelinek.


As such, I need to mention that this novel is not uelinek, and I mean not even for BDSM lovers, since sexual titillation is not what the book is about, but it is closer to being a psychological study, almost a klavifrspielerin avant garde memoir clad as fiction, jelinke deep characterization. And ultimately I’m comfortable with her Nobel.

She packs those sentences full with minor motifs, brilliant characterization, startling imagery and sends them hurtling through the narrative. All this strongly strengthens the effect of brutal harshness in the relations between the characters, stripped of every human emotion.

Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. La madre dorme nel letto accanto al suo e sorveglia le mani di Erika. Just olavierspielerin moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

Klavierspielerni nascosti abitualmente ma esibiti dalla Jelinek come una bandiera. This book was, to borrow someone else’s phrasing, punishingly unendurable.

Who plays, whom they play, and how.

The Piano Teacher by Elfriede Jelinek

A pseudo-realistic narrative, Die Klavierspielerinrepeatedly exploits the close link between psychosexual identity formations and the organization of the socioeconomic interests. This orifice of mine is not just mine, but someone else’s; it can’t tell me I cut myself with razors and bleed out, I consume it back, which is me, part of me, it is mine. It was both at the same time.

While the Kllavierspielerin work was titled The Piano Teacherthe title in German means the piano player ; it is also clear that the player is female because of the noun’s jelink ending.