Elfriede Jelinek - Quotes

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I do not fight against men, but against the system that is sexist. ---->>>

Eroding solidarity paradoxically makes a society more susceptible to the construction of substitute collectives and fascisms of all kinds. ---->>>

Literature that keeps employing new linguistic and formal modes of expression to draft a panorama of society as a whole while at the same time exposing it, tearing the masks from its face - for me that would be deserving of an award. ---->>>

As is said about most writers: on the one hand all I ever did from when I was a child was read, and I was a loner, which was furthered by my parents and my upbringing. ---->>>

The problem is that it is difficult to translate. ---->>>

I do not want to have the feeling of writing 'for eternity', so to speak. ---->>>

It could draw from a greater reservoir of freedom. The irony could develop an even greater ease. ---->>>

I have the feeling it will influence my future writing to the extent that without any material worries I could develop a greater ease, even lightheartedness, in my writing. ---->>>

My training in music and composition then led me to a kind of musical language process in which, for example, the sound of the words I play with has to expose their true meaning against their will so to speak. ---->>>

I cannot stand public attention, I just can't. Of course, if I may I might write something instead. ---->>>

My plays are made up of long monologues, which is similar to prose working with the language. ---->>>

The government has once again made the right socially acceptable. ---->>>

I think isolation is one of the greatest problems, an ever-growing obstacle to political solidarity. ---->>>

I would gladly do it but I am suffering from social phobia. I cannot manage being in a crowd of people. ---->>>


Nationality: American
Born: 10-20, 1946
Occupation: Playwright

Elfriede Jelinek (German: [ɛlˈfʀiːdə ˈjɛlinɛk]; born 20 October 1946) is an Austrian playwright and novelist. 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 (wikipedia)