The Piano Teacher

i The Piano Teacher i the most famous novel of Elfriede Jelinek who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature is a shocking searing aching portrait of a woman bound between a repressive society and her darkest desires br Erika Kohut is a piano teacher at the prestigious and formal Vienna Conservatory who still lives with her domineering and possessive mother Her life appears to be a seamless tissue of boredom but Erika a quiet thirty eight year old secretly visits Turkish peep shows at night to watch live sex shows and sadomasochistic films Meanwhile a handsome self absorbed seventeen year old student has become enamored with Erika and sets out to seduce her She resists him at first but then the dark passions roiling under the piano teacher s subdued exterior explode in a release of sexual perversity suppressed violence and human degradation br br Celebrated throughout Europe for the intensity and frankness of her writings and awarded the Heinrich B ll Prize for her outstanding contribution to German letters Elfriede Jelinek is one of the most original and controversial writers in the world today i The Piano Teacher i was made into a film released in the United States in was awarded the Grand Jury Prize at Cannes


Lust

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Les amantes

Quel est le destin d une ouvri re ou plut t comment chapper son destin quand on est ouvri re Le plus simple le mariage Encore faut il choisir avec circonspection son futur poux et se garder des s ductions du sexe L amante doit apprendre g rer son corps jeune et attrayant son seul bien et ne pas r ver l amour id al des romans photos travers le bon exemple de Brigitte et le mauvais exemple de Paula Elfride Jelinek l iconoclaste fait voler en clats une sp cialit autrichienne l idylle Paru en Les Amantes est rapidement devenu le livre de r f rence de toute une g n ration L absence de majuscules le style syncop l ironie jubilatoire et le pessimise profond tiraient le lecteur allemand de la torpeur et des certitudes o l avait plong le miracle conomique Parodie de plusieurs courants litt raires Bildungsroman mais aussi Heimatroman roman populaire exaltant le terroir Les Amantes malmenait au passage les arch types d une gauche en retard d une utopie


Wonderful, Wonderful Times

Isto brutalidade contra uma pessoa indefesa e por isso desnecess ria diz Sophie e puxa pelos cabelos do homem que jazia no ch o em desalinho com tanta for a que lhos arranca O desnecess rio precisamente o melhor diz Rainer que ainda quer lutar Foi assim que combin mos br br Viena final dos anos Um homem est a dar um passeio num parque Ele vai ser espancado por um grupo de adolescentes n o por causa do seu dinheiro ele at tem algum n o por causa de algo que possa ter feito mas porque os jovens assim o decidiram eles s o arrogantes e violentos e s o no por prazer Esta arrog ncia a forma que eles encontraram para reagir perante o cad ver em putrefac o que a ustria onde toda a gente tem um esqueleto no arm rio recheado de antecedentes nazis pervers es sexuais e dio aos estrangeiros


Greed

Jelinek l autrice de La pianista alla quale stato attribuito il premio Nobel per la letteratura nel svela ancora una volta la grottesca corruzione della societ austriaca moderna Il direttore di una cartiera situata in una valle alpina adulato e rispettato in paese poich la sua azienda d lavoro alla maggior parte della popolazione locale in privato un individuo gretto brutale senza scrupoli che opprime gli operai e assoggetta la moglie Gerti alla propria insaziabile lussuria Lacerata tra il ruolo di madre e quello di oggetto sessuale Gerti cerca invano rifugio nell amore per uno studente che invece la umilia con crudelt spingendola in un inesorabile corsa verso la tragedia


Die Kinder der Toten

Ein sterreichisches Dorf die Pension Alpenrose Unter den G sten befinden sich zwei Frauen und ein Mann vor denen die Hunde nicht anschlagen die mal zu leben scheinen mal tot sind Zombies Sie sch nden Leichname kastrieren Autofahrer feiern grausige Orgien Vampire die ihr Leben von den Lebenden zur ckfordern Eine barocke Todesallegorie gegen Geschichtsverdr ngung und Todesvergessenheit


Winterreise: ein Theaterstück

MAN VERL UFT SICH IMMER SELBST IM ENTSCHEIDENDEN MOMENT br br Ausgehend von Franz Schuberts ber hmtem Liederzyklus durchwandert das Ich in Elfriede Jelineks Winterreise den Wahnwitz unserer Gegenwart um schlie lich in der eigenen Vergangenheit anzukommen Entstanden ist dabei eines von Jelineks pers nlichsten und anr hrendsten Werken berhaupt br br Was Jelinek virtuos vorf hrt sind die Abgr nde unseres Sprechens ist das beredte Verschweigen das Dar berhinwegreden die Fertigkeit sich die Wahrheit diskutierend und scheinbar reflektierend vom Leib zu halten ja sich dem Schmerz zu entziehen br S ddeutsche Zeitung ber Jelineks Rechnitz Der W rgeengel


wir sind lockvögel, baby!

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Michael.

Elfr de Jelineka ir dzimusi gada oktobr t rijas Mircu l g un uzaugusi V n stud jusi te tra zin tni m kslas v sturi un m ziku Kaut ar vi as darbi tiek v rt ti oti pretrun gi gad vi a sa musi Heinriha Bella balvu un gad v cvalod g s literat ras noz m g ko apbalvojumu Georga Bihnera pr miju k ar daudzas citas balvas gan par dzeju gan dramatur iju gan prozu br br gad Elfr de Jelineka sa musi Nobela pr miju literat r par muzik lo balsu un pretbalsu pl dumu rom nos un lug s kas ar neparastu dedz bu atkl j sabiedr bas kli eju absurdumu un nom co o sp ku br Mihaels ir viens no popul r kajiem v cu personv rdiem jaundzimu o re istr un kino biznes Elfr des Jelinekas gr mat is v rds apz m ideolo isku m slu upu uz kuras ze tikai sabiedriski v lami un politiski izmantojami sap i Pietiekami agri aizs ktas selekcijas rezult t rodas gandr z vai nere li m ksl go sap u cilv ki kurus eit p rst v divas jaunas meitenes T s ieved apzi as ausmen rpr t g ainav kuru veido vieni vien gi identific an s pied v jumi varb t visk m g kie k dus masu mediji iepot ju i dezorient tajam indiv dam Elfr de Jelineka radik li pak auj savus jaunos person us m ksl gajai pasaules lielvarai di padarot vi us aizvien nesp j g kus noteikt kas sti ir realit te


Der Tod und das Mädchen I - V

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