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The piano teacher

Author: Elfriede Jelinek; Joachim Neugroschel
Publisher: London : Serpent's Tail, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Erika Kohut, a piano teacher at the Vienna Conservatory, is in her 40's and still lives with her mother. Their relationship is deeply disturbed, but it is Erika's twisted sexuality which dominates her, visiting porn cinemas and peep shows. Her life is dramatically disturbed by a handsome young student who feels his musical talent is not sufficiently appreciated by Kohut. As the relationship between teacher and pupil  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Elfriede Jelinek; Joachim Neugroschel
ISBN: 1852427256 9781852427252 1852427507 9781852427504
OCLC Number: 42273888
Description: 280 p. ; 20 cm.
Other Titles: Klavierspielerin.
Responsibility: Elfriede Jelinek ; translated by Joachim Neugroschel.

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Erika Kohut, a piano teacher at the Vienna Conservatory, is in her 40's and still lives with her mother. Their relationship is deeply disturbed, but it is Erika's twisted sexuality which dominates her, visiting porn cinemas and peep shows. Her life is dramatically disturbed by a handsome young student who feels his musical talent is not sufficiently appreciated by Kohut. As the relationship between teacher and pupil spirals rapidly out of control, Jellnek paints a terrifying picture of a woman consumed by the ecstasy of self-destruction.

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