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Handke, Peter

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Wings of desire by Wim Wenders( Visual )

156 editions published between 1985 and 2018 in 7 languages and held by 2,287 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 at falling in love
Short letter, long farewell by Peter Handke( Book )

155 editions published between 1972 and 2017 in 7 languages and held by 1,751 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Short Letter, Long Farewell is one the most inventive and exhilarating of the great Peter Handke's novels. Full of seedy noir atmospherics and boasting an air of generalized delirium, the book starts by introducing us to a nameless young German who has just arrived in America, where he hopes to get over the collapse of his marriage. No sooner has he arrived, however, than he discovers that his ex-wife is pursuing him. He flees, she follows, and soon the couple is running circles around each other across the length of America---from Philadelphia to St. Louis to the Arizona desert, and from Portland, Oregon, to L.A. Is it love or vengeance that they want from each other? Everything's spectacularly unclear in a book that is travelogue, suspense story, domestic comedy, and Western showdown, with a totally unexpected Hollywood twist at the end. Above all, Short Letter, Long Farewell is a love letter to America, its landscapes and popular culture, the invitation and the threat of its newness and wildness and emptiness, with the promise of a new life---or the corpse of an old one---lying just around the corner
The left-handed woman by Peter Handke( Book )

119 editions published between 1967 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 1,733 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Emanzipation einer Frau, die voraussetzungslos ihre Ehe aufkündigt und dem Wunsch nachgibt, ihr Selbst zu entdecken
The goalie's anxiety at the penalty kick by Peter Handke( Book )

189 editions published between 1961 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 1,724 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The self-destruction of a soccer goalie turned construction worker who wanders aimlessly around a stifling Austrian border town after pursuing and then murdering, almost unthinkingly, a female movie cashier is mirrored by his use of direct, sometimes fractured prose that conveys "at its best a seamless blend of lyricism and horror seen in the runes of a disintegrating world"."--Global Books in Print
A moment of true feeling by Peter Handke( Book )

82 editions published between 1975 and 2018 in 6 languages and held by 1,470 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At the beginning of Peter Handke's novel, Gregor Keuschnig awakens from a nightmare in which he has committed murder, and announces, "From today on, I shall be leading a double life." The duplicity, however, lies only in Keuschnig's mind; his everyday life as the press atache for the Austrian Embassy in Paris continues much as before: routine paperwork, walks in the city, futile intimacies with his family and his mistress. But Keuschnig is oblivious to it all, merely simulating his previous identity while he searches for a higher significance, a mystical moment of true sensation which can free him from what the novel calls life's "dreadful normalcy." Convinced that, if he fails, life's meaning will be revealed to him only when it is too late, he looks for portents everywhere. Keuschnig's search takes him through all of Paris. At every step, his feelings are interwoven with acute observation of its streets, buildings, cafes, parks, sky. It is an intimate and evocative journey, in a city that is at once supportive and familiar, strange and provocative
Wunschloses Unglück. Erzählung. (1.-25. Taus.) by Peter Handke( Book )

186 editions published between 1970 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 1,418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kein Urteil, kein literarisches Denkmal für eine Mutter, kein abgeschlossenes Bild, nach dessen Beendigung der Autor und mit ihm der Leser befreit aufatmen könnte, sondern die Beschreibung einer grausigen offenen Wunde. - Helmut Scheffel - Back cover. Peter Handke's mother, Maria Handke, committed suicide in 1971. Within a few weeks, Peter Handke set about the task of reconstructing his mother's life in the form of a narrative. As he explains in the story, he did this partly in order to come to terms with his own grief, by attempting to make sense of the path her life had taken, and partly to give substance to her existence by creating a memorial. Handke constantly assesses the course of his mother's life in relation to the social, historical, political, and cultural influences to which she was exposed. - Introduction of Manchester University Press edition (1993)
Kaspar by Peter Handke( Book )

201 editions published between 1900 and 2015 in 17 languages and held by 1,170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dieses eindrucksvolle Theaterstück von Peter Handke zeichnet einen neuen "Kaspar Hauser", der durch das Infiltrieren durch Sprache erzogen wird. Sprache wird hier so gesehen, daß sie Denkmuster impliziert, die ethische Regeln beinhalten. Indem Kaspar nicht mehr nur Einzelwesen ist, sondern mit der Gemeinschaft, die er gerade neu kennenlernt, kommunizieren möchte, muß er die Sprache wie eine Art Werkzeug erlernen. Kaspar wird beinahe gefoltert durch die Sätze, die ihm eingegeben werden, auf jeden Fall wird er durch sie gesteuert und konditioniert. Er wird Schritt für Schritt in ein Führungssystem eingegliedert. Die ihn umgebende Gesellschaft möchte ihn formen, seine Individualität glätten und ihn einordnen, berechenbarer machen. Das, was so negativ nach "Brave new world" klingt, läßt einen doch die Macht der Sprache noch einmal neu überdenken. Fördert Sprache das Denken? Oder ist erst das Denken da, das nur durch den Erwerb von Sprache bewußt gemacht werden kann? Kaspar wird sich seiner Selbst erst bewußt durch das Erkennen und Kommunizieren mit seiner Umwelt. Wir Menschen sind Sozialwesen, die sich ihrer Domestizierung bewußt sein sollten. Es ist ein äußerst spannendes Stück, das gleichzeitig die Grausamkeit einer Gesellschaft aufzeigt, die keine Abweichungen von der "Norm" duldet. (, Uni-Studentenrezension)
A sorrow beyond dreams : a life story by Peter Handke( Book )

25 editions published between 1972 and 2019 in 3 languages and held by 1,113 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
The afternoon of a writer by Peter Handke( Book )

63 editions published between 1987 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 1,066 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
Die Wiederholung by Peter Handke( Book )

82 editions published between 1900 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 948 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Erzählung um eine 45jährigen Kärntner, der im slowenischen Karst lebt (besondere literarische Form, die dem Wesen der Erinnerung und der Erzählung auf die Spur zu kommen sucht)
My year in the no-man's-bay by Peter Handke( Book )

41 editions published between 1994 and 2018 in 5 languages and held by 918 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of stories in which an Austrian writer analyzes the craft of writing and describes the people he met over the years. One of them is a former Miss Yugoslavia with whom he had a romance
The ride across Lake Constance by Peter Handke( Book )

94 editions published between 1970 and 1999 in 4 languages and held by 910 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Personnages : 5 femmes, 3 hommes
The Moravian night : a story by Peter Handke( Book )

35 editions published between 2008 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 905 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An odyssey through the mind and memory of a washed-up writer from one of Europe's most provocative novelists"--
Publikumsbeschimpfung und andere Sprechstücke by Peter Handke( Book )

156 editions published between 1966 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 854 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Theaterstukken zonder handeling, decor en rekwisieten, waarin de spelers de waarnemers zijn en het publiek het onderwerp is
On a dark night I left my silent house by Peter Handke( Book )

47 editions published between 1977 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 835 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"On a Dark Night I Left My Silent House is Peter Handke's 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. One day he receives a blow to the head that leaves him unable to speak, and the narrative moves 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, traveling with two companions - a former Olympic skiing champion and a once famous poet - into the Alps, 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."--BOOK JACKET
Die Hornissen. Roman by Peter Handke( Book )

121 editions published between 1966 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 819 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 )

95 editions published between 1973 and 2005 in 5 languages and held by 792 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Personnages : 1 femme, 5 hommes
Once again for Thucydides by Peter Handke( Book )

50 editions published between 1990 and 2016 in German and English and held by 780 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
Kaspar and other plays by Peter Handke( Book )

10 editions published between 1969 and 2013 in English and German and held by 770 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
Slow homecoming by Peter Handke( Book )

18 editions published between 1985 and 2011 in English and German and held by 712 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
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
On a dark night I left my silent house
Short letter, long farewellThe goalie's anxiety at the penalty kickWunschloses Unglück. Erzählung. (1.-25. Taus.)KasparA sorrow beyond dreams : a life storyMy year in the no-man's-bayThe ride across Lake ConstanceOn a dark night I left my silent house
Alternative Names
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. 1942-

Handke, P. (Peter)

Handke, P. (Peter), 1942-

Handke, Petar

Handke Peter

Handke, Peter 1942-

Handkė Pėteris

Hānḍke, Piṭer 1942-

Hānḍke, Piṭīr 1942-

Handḳeh, Peṭer 1942-

Hāndki, Bītir, 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 écrivain, auteur dramatique, scénariste, réalisateur et traducteur autrichien

Peter Handke éisträichesche Regisseur

Peter Handke escritor austríaco.

Peter Handke novelë

Peter Handke Oostenrijks filmregisseur

Peter Handke österreichischer Schriftsteller, Dramatiker und Regisseur

Peter Handke österrikisk skönlitterär författare

Peter Handke Østerriksk forfatter og filmregissør

Peter Handke osztrák műfordító

Peter Handke rakouský překladatel a spisovatel

Peter Handke rakúsky spisovateľ a prekladateľ

Peter Handke romanziere e drammaturgo austriaco

Pēteris Handke

Petrus Handke

Πέτερ Χάντκε Αυστριακός συγγραφέας, σεναριογράφος και σκηνοθέτης

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

پیتر هاندکه نویسنده و نمایشنامه‌نویس اتریشی

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-