Elfriede Jelinek's Piano Teacher

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Saw the movie a while back, liked it but was kinda disappointed b/c Michael Haneke's amazing. Started reading the book yesterday and wow! it's totally sucked me in, so far it's incredible. Anyone on here familiar with some of her other stuff? Can point in other good directions? Or anyone else think this book is great??

Michael_Pemulis, Friday, 17 July 2009 17:47 (ten years ago) link

dude can't believe you got kicked out of ETA

Mr. Que, Friday, 17 July 2009 17:47 (ten years ago) link

do you talk to Hal at all, anymore?

Mr. Que, Friday, 17 July 2009 17:48 (ten years ago) link

also: please commit a crime

Mr. Que, Friday, 17 July 2009 17:49 (ten years ago) link

one of my favorite living writers

worm? lol (J0hn D.), Friday, 17 July 2009 18:14 (ten years ago) link

Read Greed earlier this year, some terrific bits amongst a real mud of a translation, making me wish she would translate some of her own work into English. Piano Teacher is on my shelf, so maybe I'll start on that.

xyzzzz__, Sunday, 19 July 2009 09:16 (ten years ago) link

Piano Teacher is fantastic so far and its definitely not stilted or awkward (which is I guess the prob with that translation?) but not being able to speak German I can't uh really comment on the quality of it, but it's a pleasure to read and the prose is beautiful.

Michael_Pemulis, Tuesday, 21 July 2009 01:07 (ten years ago) link

I can't really comment, either - but I guess its a judgment on the erratic flow of the prose.

xyzzzz__, Saturday, 25 July 2009 16:54 (ten years ago) link

six years pass...

Read a few novels and only Piano Teacher is something I want to return to. Then again the film is so good.

This does look amazing, a couple of her plays available in English with recordings of perfs too!

xyzzzz__, Tuesday, 22 September 2015 22:07 (four years ago) link

three years pass...


Honegger just finished her translation of Jelinek’s opus magnum, the 666 page novel “The Children of the Dead,” to be published by Yale University Press. She is a Guggenheim and Fulbright/IFK Fellow.

I found out about this after looking at a review of a film of this book which was presented at the Berlin film fest.

xyzzzz__, Thursday, 28 February 2019 14:25 (one year ago) link

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