Nobel Prize Laureate: Elfriede Jelinek


“The Piano Teacher” – a novel of lust and domination written in the biting style that, in the Swedish Academy’s description, reveals “the absurdity of society’s clichés and their subjugating power” – was No. 1,163,804 on’s sales rankings early Thursday, according to The Associated Press. By Friday, it had climbed to No. 9.

Oh, what a Nobel  Prize will do to your sales!

Austrian novelist and playwright Elfriede Jelinek was awarded the 2004 Nobel Prize for Literature.

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Jelinek studied at the Vienna Conservatory and used her knowledge of music to “underscore the perversity of the main character, who participates in a musical tradition that trains women to play the piano in order to attract a husband.”

 In the winter of 2013 The Women’s Project Theatre in NYC performed Jelinek’s play JACKIE based on the myths “surrounding her (Jackie Kennedy Onassis) well-coiffed veneer”

JACKIE is a disturbing exploration of submission, power, and the hypocrisy of everyday life. – See more here 



14 thoughts on “Nobel Prize Laureate: Elfriede Jelinek

  1. Carol..

    Great spotlight. “The Piano Teacher” is such a raw and quite odd film… Intense and deep…Excellent writer …

    Best wishes to you, Aquileana 😀


  2. Wow! This looks like a seller for sure. I am a bit confused as to Jackie Kennedy, however. I really should have gotten to know more about her, but at the time, life was toooo busy. And I guess the interest wasn’t there.Thanks for sharing your knowledge. 🙂


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