“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 Amazon.com’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.
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