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As with Joyce’s Klavierspielerjn, one eventually becomes accustomed to this stylistic quirk. I took a trip to page and felt like I’d served my time. Jelinek moves the reader from character to character, rarely telling us who we inhabit, yet unlike so many other books that abuse this device, it works.

Una lettera allo studente, con richieste esagerate, esasperate, in cui la manifestazione d’amore viene completamente travisata. Credo che il sarcasmo usi le metafore ma le metafore siano anche lo scudo e lo schermo con cui la Jelinek si difende dal dolore autobiografico. The eternal plaint of literature. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. She gets under my skin the moment I start reading. Che mi ha aiutato a capire ed ad apprezzare, questa opera spiazzante e crudele, davvero molto bizzarra e al limite.

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

It would be out of place in this novel, just as it is often out of place in humanity. She is accompanied by music, it is true, but this music is silent and abstract, being perceived only by means of words.

It is worth the moments of frustration. La madre dorme nel letto accanto al suo e sorveglia le mani di Erika. Showing of 1 reviews. There is almost no sign of beauty, goodness or hope in the crooked, distorted world rie the piano teacher. Jelinek writes in perfect compact sentences; streamlining klavierspielerkn buffing those collection of words between periods to contain only what is needed, nothing more.


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

Klemmer is disgusted, but more importantly, his masculinity is threatened as Erika tries to dictate to him how he should behave. Should parents be blamed for the miseries of their children?

But please put your baton down. People mutter, oh, the banal unknowns of sexual proclivity. 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 is condemned to a withered existence, devoid of any hint of warmth, where only a vacuous flow of a systematic routine mercilessly torments her jeliinek fosters her libidinous instincts rooted deep in her entrails after suffering from decades of repression by her twisted mother.

Neben der Psychologie ist die Musik ein tragendes Element der Handlung. With credit to Shrek for the latter observation. This activity is allowed, and so, this has become symbolic of relieving pressure.

View all 3 comments. Kelinek 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.

She uses a very detached point of storytelling Erika, the mother and the pupil are always described in the third personbut she klaviefspielerin this with a very ingenious form of independent inner monologue. This book gives you a severe feeling of claustrophobia and is clearly not for the faint of heart: 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 klaviersielerin interpretations out of a myriad of possibilities.

I guess it’s just another and rather superfluous under the circumstances way of Jelinek telling us that Erika had become frozen in the urethral stage–unable to deal with separation anxiety.


Elfriede Jelinek*Die Klavierspielerin* Illustration by Victoria Trok –

Do not list out the throes of death; pierce our lungs and tie them up behind our backs. Es ist egal ob die Jelinek in der Zeitung steht oder im Regal … Nein, nein, doppelt nein! Lo dico sempre, certe cose uhhh possono essere narrate solo dalle donne. 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.

But there’s a jack-knifed wheeler of a theme that all this traffic must encounter: According to Larson Powell and Brenda Bethman, musicality is a very important aspect of the book: This is one of my favorite books. The novel is unrelenting in its characterization, giving no quarter to any of the main characters: Books by Elfriede Jelinek. As such, I need to mention that this novel is not erotica, and I mean not even for BDSM lovers, since sexual titillation is not what the book is about, but it is closer to being a psychological study, almost a dark avant garde memoir clad as fiction, with deep characterization.

Her determination to keep her daughter within her control at all times – to the extent that they share a bed – must result from a deep fear of which we are ignorant. Munnu, Graphic Narrative and the Terrors of the Nation views In many ways, Elfriede Jelinek’s Die Klavierspielerin is amazing. Mama saw early on that she might just have the talent to be a concert pianist.