This paper will examine Elfriede Jelinek’s () celebrated novel, Die Klavierspielerin(), as a narrative that deploys the close link. Editorial Reviews. Language Notes. Text: German Look inside this book. Die Klavierspielerin (German Edition) by [Jelinek, Elfriede] Elfriede Jelinek (Author) . Die Klavierspielerin (German Edition) [JELINEK] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Book by JELINEK.

Author: Dusida Vokree
Country: Kenya
Language: English (Spanish)
Genre: Health and Food
Published (Last): 14 February 2018
Pages: 227
PDF File Size: 18.55 Mb
ePub File Size: 1.92 Mb
ISBN: 927-3-61670-152-8
Downloads: 22934
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]
Uploader: Vudoshura

Cutting herself brings forth a feeling – pain – so that seems worth doing occasionally.

The Piano Teacher by Elfriede Jelinek

Die Klavierspielerin is 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.

Childhood memories are retold throughout the novel and their klzvierspielerin on the present suggested—for instance, the memory of a childhood visit from her cousin, an attractive and athletic young man, whom Erika’s mother praised while she makes her daughter practice piano, results in Erika’s self-mutilation.

This activity is allowed, and so, this has become symbolic of relieving pressure. Sorry, Elfriede, for my mistrust.

Should current generations pay for the sins committed by their ancestors? Do not speak of emotions with a single word; grip our hearts and plunge them into the carefully calibrated abyss. Jan jelinsk, Isidora rated it really liked it. All this strongly strengthens the effect of brutal harshness in the relations between the characters, stripped of every human emotion.

Elfriede Jelinek*Die Klavierspielerin* Illustration by Victoria Trok –

Madre- Matrona schiaccia ogni volere che non sia klavierpsielerin proprio, spegne ogni rie fuoco di passione filiale, frena ogni movimento che non sia diretto al virtuosismo musicale. Dec 19, Neal Adolph rated it liked it Shelves: Erika has been taught that extreme subjugation to imprisonment and abuse, is the way to procure love–Motherdear has taught us this, and this is the recipe that has worked in getting Motherdear’s love, so why is Walter not seeing extreme subjugation as love and acceptance?


This is the land of the lovelorn and lacerated, folks. Try the Kindle edition and experience these great reading features: So, in Erika’s world, subjugating herself in this manner, is the only act of ‘love’ that she knows, and in this lies the pathos of the character for me, and even some social commentary and some feminist commentary. I came to fear the return of these sounds, while the beautiful music was meant to remain silent.

This provides her mother with sole psychological discretion as to Erika’s upbringing. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. It was both at the same time. This novel is starkly unforgiving in showing us the interior world of Viennese culture and klavierspielsrin world of music professor Erika, her mother, and Erika’s student and love-object Walter Klemmer.

Thus, Erika remains the object of her mother’s desire, unable to attain subjectivity which the principles of her musical education had denied her in the first place.

Holt die Jelinek aus dem Regal und lest! Is it ever justifiable for one human being to take possession of another human’s will and freedom; is it okay to retain another klavierspielerni being for our own personal use, like you would do with a motor vehicle or a cup or a comb?

Erika’s self has never had a chance to come out from behind the bars of maternal protection, has never had a chance to stretch itself fully, in the light. Breath out again please Frau Jelinek.

All of her receptors are malfunctioning. Sitting down in a pasture full of slimy eels, crushing them as they discharge their squeamish bits all over me.

Bin bis Seite 80 gekommen.

Seek meaning in every pain and pain in 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. That cools him dle. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Erika, jjelinek from the one dribble of seed that man implanted in that woman. This is not a novel about personal growth or development, but about the opposite. View all 4 comments. To say much more would risk taking away the gasps a reader is entitled to when reading this.


Elfriede Jelinek*Die Klavierspielerin*

But also, what Walter needed Erika to do, was to react to him in a reciprocal way, and I don’t think we should condemn him for feeling repulsed by Erika’s demands beyond that we might condemn him for being judgmental, because in Erika’s scenario, as he voices the result himself: In many ways, Elfriede Klaviedspielerin Die Klavierspielerin is amazing.

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.

So with those caveats, I give you my top thirteen. Perfetto accompagnamento in stile sofferenza, mi sono sono somministrata il vortice livido e oscuro delle parole delle Jelinek. Erika expresses this latent violence as well and need for control in many other scenes throughout the book.

So, when we feel aroused through Peeping Tom activities, or by the beauty of music, the only way we can find expression, is to relieve internal pressure by relieving our bladder.

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’.