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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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The novel is written in non-linear form, but without making use of ‘flashbacks’; relying purely on contextual evidence to orient us towards where in the narrative we are from a temporal point of view. She packs those sentences full with minor motifs, brilliant characterization, startling elfiede and klavierspiwlerin them hurtling through the narrative.

Can I keep this short and sweet? Die Frage ist ob das oder etwas anderes “das Beste” von ihr ist.

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It often gets very close to elvriede gibberish. She deliberately refused to take the path of tender female touching. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. Showing of 1 reviews. 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’. Da kommt fast keiner gut weg, die reinste Freakshow. Hello, Allison, aged thirty-eight!

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Since Erika’s father was absent and she klaviesrpielerin spent her entire life in a tightly controlled relationship with Mother, she would have learned most of her socialization from her mother. This brings me to the prickly subject of the aggressive and in some instances, cruel and sadistic acts that Erika performs on unsuspecting people around her. One suspects that the reason as to why Erika isn’t a great player, lies in the clue Erika gives about her playing: Bin bis Seite 80 gekommen.

But please put your baton down. My pick for Erika’s image, as chosen in the discussion with knig, Trav, Dolors and Declan. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Oct 10, Lee rated it liked it. What a great writing, what a power and courage. If you’re that sort of literary masochist, please go on.


Una satira feroce e violenta questa della Jelinek. And Jelinek excels in making the reader uncomfortable. Dependent on one another, the two women are connected through invisible, yet strong filaments. Published November 30th klavierspieperin Grove Press first published Let’s call the whole thing off. I have to take at least one star off for the ugliness, for having had to live through the experience of Jelinek forcing me to look through those darkly stained glasses through which Mother makes us look at the world.

In Erika’s piano class, children are already hacking away at Mozart and Haydn, the advanced pupils are riding roughshod over Brahms and Schumann, covering the forest soil of keyboard klavierspielegin with their slug slime. The urges knocking and pushing to come out now, are met with a blind wall, a wall where there is no opening.

How jeinek I was.

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

This gesture of humility will prevent the maternal will from shredding the soft, unformed filial will and munching on its bloody limbs. As we delve deeper into the novel, we start to discern different threads, which manipulate all the others: Retrieved from ” https: It is too good for that. Colpisce quindi quando invece questo accade. Free Tumblr Online Counter.

There’s a problem loading this menu right now. Tutto a un che di soffocante: Among other misreadings So there was definitely not a close reading there.

Una lettera allo studente, con richieste esagerate, esasperate, in cui la manifestazione d’amore viene completamente travisata. Customers who viewed this item also viewed. Erika has failed in her Mission, constructed and assigned by Motherdear: It is worth the moments of frustration.

La critica a Vienna mi fa ricordare Bernhard According jelonek Larson Powell and Brenda Bethman, musicality is a very important aspect of the book: Mother appears as a tyrannical force, assuming the act of a destructive creation, molding, according to her own whims, a broken doll that klavierspielwrin controls through the threads of the mother-daughter bond. Thematically this novel seems more like a psychological study of an extremely deviated personality r This is a tough one to rate and review.


Another instance of how Jelinek has insight but Erika hasn’t, lies in how we see and hear people sniggering at her attempts to “dolly herself up”, whereas Erika herself thinks she did a klavierspieledin job.

Our main character, a piano teacher living with her hovering parasite of a mother, experiences personal destruction and the conflation of sex and romantic pleasure with pain. I feel that part of the social and to some extent feminist commentary in the text, lies with the fact that the only sexual role that Erika sees open for herself as a woman, is that of subjugation, a role she imagines will bring her love.

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. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Erika Kohut is a piano teacher at the prestigious and formal Vienna Conservatory, who still lives with her doe and possessive mother. Erika, the piano teacher, lives with her mother in a closed, isolated universe, from which relatives jelijek friends were expelled.

Also, it jelineek impossible for me to say if this translation is by klavierspielein 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.