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The two of them on different floors of that big building on the hill. And Jelinek excels in making the reader uncomfortable. Undefined form of emptiness and klaviersielerin glances are the only reflections in the mirror, a vampire of the maternal nest. Actually never mind sorry I askedbut it is obscene.

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

I can’t take klavierspieleirn more. Jan 12, Isidora rated it really liked it. Works by Elfriede Jelinek. Ma non ci sono risposte certe.

Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. Elfriede Jelinek’s novel is a painful, brutal experience. The Piano Teacher German: Its most unusual feature is that it has a conductor, Elfriede Jelinek. But, honestly, I don’t recognize this very ideological reading.

But she never revolts completely; she resembles a caged animal, which has a limited space to manifest itself. 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.


Norridge, in Perceiving Pain, explores writers memorializing pain as a way of lament, a way of bearing witness to the suffering of past and present.

The Piano Teacher (Jelinek novel) – Wikipedia

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. View all 7 comments. This adds to the experimental feel of the prose that is written from the viewpoint of an omniscient narrator who speaks the thoughts of the characters so loudly and with such seamless transitions, in a less subtle version of Virginia Woolfe’s stream of consciousnesss style, that one often finds it hard to distinguish who is ‘thinking’ and whether it is Jelinek’s or the character’s ideas and thoughts that we are reading.

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She packs those sentences full with minor motifs, brilliant characterization, startling imagery and sends them hurtling through the narrative. It would be out of place in this novel, just as it is often out of place in humanity.

Elfriede Jelinek*Die Klavierspielerin* Illustration by Victoria Trok –

Ben nascosti abitualmente ma esibiti dalla Jelinek come una bandiera. He is a student in the music academy where she now teaches, klavierspeilerin she has some modicum of authority – the element of her character to which he is responsive – but she has no agency within the realm of her own emotional range.

What you witness in this book is the complexity of domination and rebellion born out in everyday relationships, and the agency of a single woman as she works through these challenges and attempts to creates challenges for some of those around her.


Erika has heard of such emotions, but has no first-hand experience of any of them. 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.

Of all artists, they are certainly the most wretched. Klemmer is disgusted, but more importantly, his masculinity is threatened as Erika tries to dictate to him how he should behave. The writing is like a luscious chocolate dessert sprinkled with sparkling shards of glass.

Other criticism has been directed toward the lack of a father figure within the novel.

I can understand that, but you have to admire her skill and passion. She gets under my skin the moment I start reading. All of her receptors are malfunctioning.

She is accompanied by music, it is true, but this music is silent and abstract, being perceived only by means of words. Following in her mother’s footsteps, she exerts control over students and inflicts pain without remorse. Im Text finden sich z.

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