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Handke, Peter

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A sorrow beyond dreams : a life story by Peter Handke( Book )

151 editions published between 1970 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 2,244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The noted Austrian writer reconstructs and recalls the relationships, objects, daily affairs, dreams, pain, and despair of his mother's fifty-one years in a small village and the final reality of her suicide
Wings of desire by Wim Wenders( Visual )

14 editions published between 1987 and 2016 in German and French and held by 1,734 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A romantic fantasy about an angel who wishes he were mortal and is willing to fall from the sky if it means a chance to fall in love. Set in modern day Berlin, the film follows angel Damiel's path from heavenly flight to earthly delight in a manner that's comical, touching and entertaining
The left-handed woman by Peter Handke( Book )

108 editions published between 1976 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 1,666 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One evening, when Marianne and her husband, Bruno, are dining out together to celebrate his return from a business trip, Marianne listens to him speak and realizes suddenly yet finally that Bruno will leave her. Whether at that moment, or in years to come, she will be deserted. And instinctively Marianne knows she must fend for herself and her young son now, before that time comes. She sends Bruno away and settles down to a life alone, at first experiencing moments of panic, restlessly wandering in rooms grown stifling. The stillness of the house wears her down, and she starts taking long walks, or visiting with her close friend, Franziska. Gradually, what began as a selfish escape from the prospects of the future becomes in fact liberation. The environment she'd always hated--a no man's land of identical houses, with all curtains drawn--recedes; her relationships with those dear to her become less threatening, less necessary; and Marianne finds a new pattern for her life and the strength to go on alone
The goalie's anxiety at the penalty kick by Peter Handke( Book )

177 editions published between 1961 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 1,662 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een jonge elektromonteur zonder werk, die eerder een beroemde voetbalkeeper is geweest, leidt een zwervend bestaan en begaat bijna terloops een moord
The afternoon of a writer by Peter Handke( Book )

62 editions published between 1987 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 1,065 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A travers la ville, dans la foule, dans la nuit, dans la solitude d'une chambre. Quelques heures dans la vie de cet artisan qui travaille le plus "fugitif des matériaux", son "souffle" et pour qui chaque phrase devient un événement, chaque détail observé une dimension du monde: l'Ecrivain
Repetition by Peter Handke( Book )

57 editions published between 1986 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 1,024 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in 1960, this novel tells of Filib Kobal's journey from his home in Carinthia to Slovenia on the trail of his missing brother, Gregor. He is armed only with two of Gregor's books: a copy book from agricultural school, and a Slovenian - German dictionary, in which Gregor has marked certain words. The resulting investigation of the laws of language and naming becomes a transformative investigation of himself and the world around him
Kaspar by Peter Handke( Book )

125 editions published between 1966 and 2015 in 14 languages and held by 992 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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On a dark night I left my silent house by Peter Handke( Book )

48 editions published between 1977 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 836 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A short, powerful new novel by one of the greatest writers in the German language. On a Dark Night I Left My Silent House is Peter Handke's evocative, moving, often fantastic, novel about one man's conflict with himself and his journey toward resolution. During one night shift, an unnamed, middle-aged pharmacist in Taxham, an isolated suburb of Salzburg, tells his story to a narrator. The pharmacist is known and well-respected, but lonely and estranged from his wife. He feels most comfortable wandering about in nature, collecting and eating hallucinogenic mushrooms. One day he receives a blow to the head that leaves him unable to speak, and the narrative is transformed from ironic description into a collection of sensual impressions, observations and reflections. The pharmacist, who is now called the driver, sets out on a quest, travelling into the Alps with two companions--a former Olympic skiing champion and a formerly famous poet--where he is beaten and later stalked by a woman. He drives through a tunnel and has a premonition of death, then finds himself in a surreal, foreign land. In a final series of bizarre, cathartic events, the driver regains his speech and is taken back to his pharmacy--back to his former life, but forever changed. A powerful, poetic exploration of language, longing and dislocation in the human experience, On a Dark Night I Left My Silent House reveals Handke at his magical best
Kaspar and other plays by Peter Handke( Book )

6 editions published between 1969 and 1989 in English and German and held by 790 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kaspar, Peter Handke's first full-length drama--hailed in Europe as "the play of the decade" and compared in importance to Waiting for Godot--is the story of an autistic adolescent who finds himself at a complete existential loss on the stage, with but a single sentence to call his own. Drilled by prompters who use terrifyingly funny logical and alogical language-sequences, Kaspar learns to speak "normally" and eventually becomes creative--"doing his own thing" with words; for this he is destroyed. In Offending the Audience and Self-Accusation, one-character "speak-ins," Handke further explores the relationship between public performance and personal identity, forcing us to reconsider our sense of who we are and what we know
Die Hornissen. Roman by Peter Handke( Book )

110 editions published between 1966 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 779 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Im Jahr 1966 erschien Handkes erster Roman "Die Hornissen". Es ist der Versuch, die Entstehung eines Romans zu beschreiben. Ein Mann hat vor Jahren ein Buch gelesen: oder er hat das Buch nicht einmal gelesen, sondern es ist ihm nur von anderer Seite von dem Buch erzählt worden. Nun aber, eines Tages im Sommer, wird er, vielleicht durch eine Übereinstimmung dessen, was ihm selber zustößt, mit dem, was dem blinden Helden des Romans zugestoßen ist, eben an jenes verschollene Buch erinnert, von dem er meint, es vor Zeiten gelesen zu haben. Aus den zerbrochenen Stücken, an die er sich zu erinnern glaubt, aus Worten, aus Sätzen, aus halbverlorenen Bildern denkt der Mann den Roman aus, und zwar derart, daß unentscheidbar bleibt, ob das Geschehen in dem "neuen" Roman nur den "Helden" des alten Romans betrifft oder auch ihn, der ihn ausdenkt
They are dying out by Peter Handke( Book )

96 editions published between 1973 and 2005 in 6 languages and held by 771 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Slow homecoming by Peter Handke( Book )

12 editions published between 1985 and 2011 in English and German and held by 731 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this haunting suite of three fictions, Handke cements his reputation as one of the most talented writers of the Twentieth Century
Once again for Thucydides by Peter Handke( Book )

33 editions published between 1990 and 2015 in German and English and held by 720 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays by an Austrian writer which magnify routine events. One is on snow in Japan as it falls and melts, another is on a shoe shine man in the Balkans, a third is on tidal waters, flowing and receding on the coast of Spain
Kindergeschichte by Peter Handke( Book )

66 editions published between 1981 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 687 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Analyse : Roman psychologique (formation)
Der Hausierer. Roman by Peter Handke( Book )

120 editions published between 1965 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 674 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historien om et mord
Publikumsbeschimpfung und andere Sprechstücke by Peter Handke( Book )

91 editions published between 1966 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 661 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Theaterstukken zonder handeling, decor en rekwisieten, waarin de spelers de waarnemers zijn en het publiek het onderwerp is
Begrüssung des Aufsichtsrats. Prosatexte by Peter Handke( Book )

94 editions published between 1967 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 636 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dans ce recueil de nouvelles, on a affaire à une figure centrale et à une seule : la mort, mais la mort qu'on voit comme un objet, une sorte de mort cinéma où le regard du lecteur décompose un à un, parcourt et soupèse les gestes de la mort
Langsame Heimkehr : Erzählung by Peter Handke( Book )

43 editions published between 1979 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 594 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De geoloog Sorger begeeft zich na een lang verblijf in Alaska onder de Indianen op de terugweg naar Europa en daarmee naar zichzelf
Die Innenwelt der Aussenwelt der Innenwelt by Peter Handke( Book )

75 editions published between 1965 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 585 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Across by Peter Handke( Book )

26 editions published between 1983 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 534 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Handke's novel tells the story of a quiet, organized classics teacher named Andreas Loser. One night, on the way to his regularly scheduled card game, he passes a tree that has been defaced by a swastika. Impulsively yet deliberately, he tracks down the defacer and kills him. With this act, Loser has crossed an invisble threshold, and will be stuck in this secular purgatory until he can confess his crime
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On a dark night I left my silent house
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Bi de Han de ke 1942-

Bi de Han ke 1942-

Bide Handeke

Bide-Handeke 1942-

Bide-Hanke 1942-

Chandke, Peter 1942-

Chantke, Peter 1942-


Handeke, Bide 1942-

Hāndik, Bītir 1942-

Hāndka, Bītir 1942-

Hāndka, Pitir 1942-

Handke, P.

Handke, P. (Peter)

Handke, P. (Peter), 1942-

Handke, Peter

Handke, Peter 1942-

Hānḍke, Piṭer 1942-

Hānḍke, Piṭīr 1942-

Handqe, Peṭer 1942-

Handtke, Peter 1942-

Hanke, Bide 1942-

Hantoke, Pētā 1942-


Hantuke, 1942-

Hantʻukʻe, Pʻetʻŏ

Hantuke, Peto, 1942-

Peter Handke

Peter Handke austriacki pisarz i tłumacz

Peter Handke Austrian writer, playwright and film director

Peter Handke Oostenrijks filmregisseur

Peter Handke Østerriksk forfatter og filmregissør

Peter Handke rakouský překladatel a spisovatel

Peter Handke romanziere e drammaturgo austriaco

Petrus Handke

Петер Гандке

Петер Хандке

Петэр Хандке

Пэтэр Гандкэ

Хандке, Петер

Хандке, Петер 1942-

Փեթեր Հանդքե

הנדקה, פטר 1942-

פטר הנדקה

بيتر هاندكه

بيتر هاندكه، 1942-

پیتر هاندکه

페터 한트케

한트케, 페터 1942-

한트케, 피터 1942-

ハントケ, ペーター

ハントケ, ペーター 1942-


ペーター・ハントケ 1942-


彼得‧韩德克 1942-

韩德克, 彼得 1942-

The goalie's anxiety at the penalty kickRepetitionKasparOn a dark night I left my silent houseKaspar and other playsSlow homecomingOnce again for ThucydidesBegrüssung des Aufsichtsrats. Prosatexte