Elfriede Jelinek


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in Mürzzuschlag, Styria, Austria
October 20, 1946

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Elfriede Jelinek is an Austrian playwright and novelist, best known for her novel, The Piano Teacher.

She was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2004 for her "musical flow of voices and counter-voices in novels and plays that, with extraordinary linguistic zeal, reveal the absurdity of society's clichés and their subjugating power."
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The Piano Teacher

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3.52 avg rating — 9,354 ratings — published 1983 — 120 editions
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Lust

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3.30 avg rating — 1,297 ratings — published 1989 — 46 editions
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Les amantes

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3.67 avg rating — 2,106 ratings — published 1975 — 45 editions
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Wonderful, Wonderful Times

3.76 avg rating — 1,147 ratings — published 1980 — 44 editions
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Greed

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3.37 avg rating — 396 ratings — published 2000 — 30 editions
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Die Kinder der Toten

3.62 avg rating — 117 ratings — published 1995 — 8 editions
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Winterreise: ein Theaterstück

3.52 avg rating — 97 ratings — published 2011 — 12 editions
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Michael.

3.20 avg rating — 87 ratings — published 1972 — 6 editions
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wir sind lockvögel, baby!

2.97 avg rating — 79 ratings — published 1988 — 3 editions
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Der Tod und das Mädchen I - V

3.56 avg rating — 98 ratings — published 2004 — 8 editions
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“Every day, a piece of music, a short story, or a poem dies because its existence is no longer justified in our time. And things that were once considered immortal have become mortal again, no one knows them anymore. Even though they deserve to survive.”
Elfriede Jelinek, The Piano Teacher

“He lies like a book. And he reads a lot of books.”
Elfriede Jelinek, Wonderful, Wonderful Times

“Vice is basically the love of failure.”
Elfriede Jelinek, Pianolærerinnen

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