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The Piano Teacher

2 Ratings: -1.0
A book by Elfriede Jelinek

Sexuality and violence are coupled in this brilliant, uncompromising book set in modern-day Vienna, by the winner of the 1986 Heinrich Boll Prize. Erika Kohut, a spinster in her mid-30s, has been selected by her domineering mother to be sacrificed on … see full wiki

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Author: Elfriede Jelinek
Publisher: Serpent's Tail
2 reviews about The Piano Teacher
review by . May 10, 2013
Abysmally depressing and bleak, a work offering emptyness.
Upon Elfriede Jelinek's selection for the Nobel Prize for Literature, with the novel-The Piano Teacher-being specifically cited, the Italian newspaper, L'Osservatore Romano, courageously criticized the choice. And I, as a reader, couldn't have agreed more. In its explaination, it stated: "...Three hundred pages of brutal recklessness, perverse psychologies and destructive feminine genealogy, intended only to denounce the irremediable inheritance of evil, sin, violence in every …
review by . January 31, 2005
Upon Elfriede Jelinek's selection for the Nobel Prize for Literature, with the novel-The Piano Teacher-being specifically cited, the Italian newspaper, L'Osservatore Romano, courageously criticized the choice. And I, as a reader, couldn't have agreed more. In its explaination, it stated: "...Three hundred pages of brutal recklessness, perverse psychologies and destructive feminine genealogy, intended only to denounce the irremediable inheritance of evil, sin, violence in every form of love." It …
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