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The Piano Teacher: Jelinek, Elfriede

The Piano Teacher

Jelinek, Elfriede

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ISBN 10: 1555840523 / ISBN 13: 9781555840525
Published by Weidenfeld & Nicolson, New York, New York, U.S.A., 1988
Condition: Very Good + Hardcover
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1st American Edition/1st Printing (complete number line). SIGNED by Elfriede Jelinek on a bookplate affixed to front end page (signature only). Faint pen mark on bottom page edges with hint of spine slant. $18.95 price present on DJ flap; mylar protected. Also includes laid-in the original Philadelphia Inquirer article announcing that Jelinek won the Nobel Prize. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 020141

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Title: The Piano Teacher

Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, New York, New York, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1988

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Very Good +

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: 1st Edition

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The Piano Teacher, the most famous novel of Elfriede Jelinek, who was awarded the 2004 Nobel Prize in Literature, is a shocking, searing, aching portrait of a woman bound between a repressive society and her darkest desires.
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.

Celebrated throughout Europe for the intensity and frankness of her writings and awarded the Heinrich Böll Prize for her outstanding contribution to German letters, Elfriede Jelinek is one of the most original and controversial writers in the world today. The Piano Teacher was made into a film, released in the United States in 2001, was awarded the Grand Jury Prize at Cannes.

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Elfriede Jelinek was born in Austria in 1946 and grew up in Vienna where she attended the famous Music Conservatory. The leading Austrian writer of her generation, she has been awarded the Heinrich Boell Prize for her contribution to German literature. The film by Michael Haneke of The Piano Teacher won the three main prizes at Cannes in 2001. In 2004, Elfriede Jelinek was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature.

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