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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His vision, from the constantly passing bars, has grown so weary that it cannot hold anything else. Erika reminded me of this work by Kahlo: Do not tell us of the parade; bleed our ears to the beat of cacophony. I was perfectly honest about my dislike of The Wasp Factory for its silly, gratuitous violence. May 08, Hadrian rated it liked it Shelves: Want to Read Currently Reading Read. I wish I had more quotes to include, but I was too busy leaving the Coast to avoid Irma and I left my copy.

I have made my way through this painful and upsetting novel. It’s as though the author is a little bit worried that we might be overwhelmed without her careful guidance, and as though she is actually quite tame, and presumptive of our being likewise.

When I eventually came back to reality, all I wanted however was to applaud to Elfriede Jelinek. This book gives you a severe feeling of claustrophobia and is clearly not for the faint of heart: Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers.

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Mother’s overbearing need to control her one child must be the result of a deep trauma in her own life. As we delve deeper into the novel, we start to discern different threads, which manipulate all the others: Mein Fazit nach diesem Buch lautet: Excorciating psychological study of the utter failure of interpersonal connection.

As it is, I think I’m inclined to give it something in between. The Piano Teacher Cover of the first edition. Recommended to Dolors by: Kindle Cloud Reader Read instantly in your browser. jelinfk


Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Visceral, explosive, descriptive in a horrifying, yet also curiously enticing manner, the novel presents a massively cracked and crumbling, distorted mirror of society not just Austrian society, but society in general and how stranglingly vigorous and seemingly impossible to fray and sever the patriarchal structures and fibres of power and might are and continue to be and how they consume and infiltrate everything and everyone.

Somehow I was reconciled with her in the year Human being, so confident in your non-objectified status, so content in the unexamined life, so ignorant of your inner mechanisms where bone runs to blood and nurture squares off with nature on the battlefield of desire, rampant where limits are a thing unknown for all the audience may shrill and bleat.

Ich bin doch kein verstockter Dummbatz, dem nicht zu helfen ist, ich werde das Buch lesen.

Therefore, as I am afraid of her crystal clear and dark observations, I do what Strindberg did: When Erika visits Klemmer after the rape and finds him laughing and happy, she stabs herself in the shoulder and returns home. The problem is that the human psyche cannot be painted in flat, realistic tones, because it is always an onion with layers. Jan 12, Isidora rated it really liked it.

Slfriede, it is impossible for me to say if this translation is by someone who was unable to write a non-contorted straightforward sentence in English; or if Elfriede Jelinek wanted to sound like an earnest Martian who has not quite mastered Earth languages yet. I have followed your every word, fascinated, repulsed, upset, confused.

Mar 28, Tim rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Mother says she loves Erika, but Mother also hits Erika, even as an adult, and so Erika has learned to associate love with captivity and physical abuse: Erika has failed in her Mission, constructed and assigned by Motherdear: Her mother abuses her financially and emotionally, and her student, jleinek young piano player, is a source of frustration and fascination for her – and eventually also a source of abuse.

Ma sicuramente di pregio.

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

Worth noting is that:. Who wouldn’t do anything for money? The ‘hyper-realist’ feel of the novel has to do with the fact that Jelinek’s artistic perspective was indeed an attempt at a literary version of Kahlo’s artistic ‘honesty’. Mother appears as a tyrannical force, assuming the act of a destructive creation, molding, according to her own whims, a broken doll that she controls through the threads of the mother-daughter bond. Following in her mother’s footsteps, she exerts control over students and inflicts pain without remorse.


Her soul has been sucked dry and her mind has been poisoned by a sadistic upbringing, damaging permanently the neuronal elfrisde that unites music and humanity.

The Piano Teacher

So Mommy dearest’s wing seems warm and re-assuring, because it allows Erika to hide in her illusion of being a great and wonderful piano player. Enabled Amazon Best Sellers Rank: Ob das zutreffend ist, sei einmal dahin gestellt.

I understand too that we are all quiescent in the face of state brutality and too meek before a state system which keeps us in our place. Back to the pruning it goes, fill its head with thoughts of homelessness and disgrace, then place a sack of cash at the end of the track. All of her receptors are malfunctioning.

But at the same time you keep on reading just because it presents an extremely perverse, but very interesting aspect of mankind. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs.

Ich hatte jekinek bereits vor einiger Zeit gesehen. Erika’s mother wishes the money to be used toward a new, future apartment with her, and resents Erika’s spending of her money on possessions distinctly for herself; her mother cannot wear Erika’s clothing. She isn’t a very likeable figure, klavierxpielerin she demands your attention and, eventually, your sympathy.

Mar 06, a Lena rated it it was amazing Shelves: The music is without melody or harmony, but it is a stunning piece of virtuoso writing.

It is, at the same time, a discharge valve which helps her survive a suffocating relationship which has elfrieee her spirit. Showing of 1 reviews.