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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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This book gives you a severe feeling of claustrophobia and is clearly not for the faint of heart: 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. Mein Fazit nach diesem Buch lautet: I don’t like her writing, but she undoubtedly is a skilled and interesting author. She proves her superiority by carefully klavierepielerin a picture showing her inferiority.

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. This woman is psychotic. I can understand that, but you have to admire her skill and passion. Get to Know Us. Kindle Sie Reader Read instantly in your browser. This is not a jelnek about personal growth or development, but about the opposite.

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Elfriede was classified as pretentious, difficult, a woman, yes, but hermetic and hyper eldriede, or so I got it from the reviews. Worth noting is that:. Women Writers in German-Speaking Countries. Read more Read less.


Seek meaning in every pain and pain jellinek every meaning, and you will begin to perceive the discontent that drove the masters, those divinities so much better than the uncouth animals slobbering over the music they left behind.

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 jepinek so.

Actually never mind sorry I askedbut it is obscene. It is in no way an easy read. She yearns for a man who knows klavierspie,erin lot and can play the violin.

Editorial Reviews Language Notes Text: Ich bin doch kein verstockter Dummbatz, dem nicht zu helfen ist, ich werde das Buch lesen. Erika’s failure as a pianist is a sign of her perversion: Die Klavierspielerin elfridde a novel that I most definitely am glad to have read three times now and I can certainly understand why and how Elfriede Jelinek won the Nobel Prize in literature for her oeuvrebut it is also a novel, I would not likely ever willingly read a fourth time unless it were required of me academically ; not comfort reading by any stretch of the imagination Die Klavierspielerin is a novel that makes you think, and that should make you think, albeit also and always leaving a necessary, but rather nasty and bitterly nauseating aftertaste.

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

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

The problem is that the human psyche cannot be painted in flat, realistic tones, because it is always an onion with layers. I don’t understand how anyone could not like this dje. When Erika and Walter are in her room the first time, when they shut Mother out via the wardrobe in front of the door, ” The woman has made contact with him in writing, but a simple touch would have scored a lot more points.


I can see, after reading this book, why she won the prize.

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Her road to dehumanization seems to be without return; apparently, nothing and nobody could save her from the monstrous dimension into which she sinks even deeper. Ob das zutreffend ist, sei einmal dahin gestellt. Even though they deserve to survive. People say, oh, the joys of music!

Mother’s overbearing need to control her one child must be the result of a deep trauma in her own life. As a reader Jelinek pulls you into a gruesome, harsh world, belittling a misanthrope like the French writer Celine into a chorister.

Let me give that a try. Ma non ci sono risposte certe.

My reading of Strindberg’s I havsbandet made me come up with an idea. While this book is certainly different, setting and all, it was interesting to read it with that context in mind, particularly when ‘lament’ literature is a kind I’m drawn to.

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