Enough sex, not enough sex? Sigmund Freud said sexual repression is at the root of most human problems. There's no lack of problems in Elfriede Jelinek's novel "The Piano Teacher."
A passionate story about piano teacher Erika Kohut, who is emotionally and sexually stunted under her domineering mother and seeks salvation in a sadomasochistic relationship — in vain.
The Swedish Academy's hands were tied: It had to postpone the 2018 Nobel Prize in Literature. But can the academy win back the trust it squandered away through a sex and corruption scandal? DW's Sabine Peschel thinks so.
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