The Piano Teacher (Paperback)

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The most popular work from provocative Austrian Nobel laureate Elfriede Jelinek, "The Piano Teacher" is a searing 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 boring, but Erika, a quiet thirty-eight-year-old, secretly visits Turkish peep shows at night and watched 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 firstbut then the dark passions roiling under the piano teacher's subdued exterior explode in a release of perversity, violence, and degradation.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780802144614
ISBN-10: 0802144616
Publisher: Grove Press
Publication Date: October 1st, 2009
Pages: 280
Language: English