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Handke, Peter

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

237 editions published between 1970 and 2020 in 10 languages and held by 2,645 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 )

175 editions published between 1985 and 2019 in 7 languages and held by 2,388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les héros de cette histoire sont des anges. Oui, des anges. Et pourquoi pas? On s'est accoutumé à voir tant de monstres et de créatures imaginaires au cinéma. Alors, pourquoi pas des esprits bienfaisants, pour changer?Ils observent des milliers d'êtres humains, mais surtout ceux auxquels ils se sont attachés - non seulement ils peuvent tout voir, mais ils peuvent recueillir jusqu'aux pensées les plus secrètes. Parmi eux, chose inouïe, un ange tombe amoureux : il deviendra mortel
Short letter, long farewell by Peter Handke( Book )

153 editions published between 1972 and 2019 in 7 languages and held by 1,820 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 goalie's anxiety at the penalty kick by Peter Handke( Book )

178 editions published between 1961 and 2020 in 9 languages and held by 1,762 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Joseph Bloch is a soccer goalie turned construction worker. He is wandering aimlessly around a stifling Austrian border town, after pursuing and then murdering, almost unthinkingly, a female movie cashier. -- adapted from back cover and perusal of book
The left-handed woman by Peter Handke( Book )

122 editions published between 1967 and 2020 in 8 languages and held by 1,750 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"--
A moment of true feeling by Peter Handke( Book )

117 editions published between 1975 and 2020 in 8 languages and held by 1,591 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"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 attaché 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"--Back cover
Kaspar by Peter Handke( Book )

202 editions published between 1900 and 2019 in 17 languages and held by 1,172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Représentée pour la première fois en 1968 à Francfort-sur-le-Main, la pièce Gaspard, nous dit Peter Handke, "montre comment, en parlant, on peut amener quelqu'un à parler ; elle pourrait aussi s'appeler Torture verbale". Né sur la scène et ne vivant que sur scène, Gaspard apprend peu à peu à faire l'expérience du monde, par le biais d'accessoires et d'objets usuels qui ne signifient rien ; des voix "off" lui inculquent les mots, lui dictent ses comportements et l'enferment dans leur cercle jusqu'à ce qu'il soit devenu "comme celui qu'un autre a été un jour" avant lui
The afternoon of a writer by Peter Handke( Book )

71 editions published between 1987 and 2020 in 7 languages and held by 1,099 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A writer, fearful of losing his abilities and hence his connection with the world, takes an afternoon walk and has several encounters that reaffirm his confidence"--Back cover
The Moravian night : a story by Peter Handke( Book )

39 editions published between 2008 and 2019 in 3 languages and held by 1,051 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An odyssey through the mind and memory of a washed-up writer from one of Europe's most provocative novelists"--Provided by publisher
Die Wiederholung by Peter Handke( Book )

86 editions published between 1900 and 2020 in 5 languages and held by 963 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 )

44 editions published between 1994 and 2020 in 5 languages and held by 927 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
Der Ritt über den Bodensee by Peter Handke( Book )

98 editions published between 1970 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 925 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Personnages : 5 femmes, 3 hommes
Publikumsbeschimpfung und andere Sprechstücke by Peter Handke( Book )

159 editions published between 1966 and 2019 in 4 languages and held by 868 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 )

54 editions published between 1977 and 2020 in 6 languages and held by 855 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
Once again for Thucydides by Peter Handke( Book )

52 editions published between 1990 and 2018 in German and English and held by 801 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 )

12 editions published between 1969 and 2019 in English and German and held by 773 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 )

19 editions published between 1985 and 2011 in English and German and held by 764 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provocative, romantic, and restlessly exploratory, Peter Handke is one of the great writers of our time. Slow Homecoming, originally published in the late 1970s, is central to his achievement and to the powerful influence he has exercised on other writers, chief among them W.G. Sebald. A novel of self-questioning and self-discovery, Slow Homecoming is a singular odyssey, an escape from the distractions of the modern world and the unhappy consciousness, a voyage that is fraught and fearful but ultimately restorative, ending on an unexpected note of joy. The book begins in America. Writing with the jarring intensity of his early work, Handke introduces Valentin Sorger, a troubled geologist who has gone to Alaska to lose himself in his work, but now feels drawn back home: on his way to Europe he moves in ominous disorientation through the great cities of America. The second part of the book, "The Lesson of Mont Sainte-Victoire," identifies Sorger as a projection of the author, who now writes directly about his own struggle to reconstitute himself and his art by undertaking a pilgrimage to the great mountain that Cézanne painted again and again. Finally, "Child Story" is a beautifully observed, deeply moving account of a new father--not so much Sorger or the author as a kind of Everyman--and his love for his growing daughter
Die Hornissen. Roman by Peter Handke( Book )

123 editions published between 1966 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 740 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

They are dying out by Peter Handke( Book )

90 editions published between 1973 and 2018 in 5 languages and held by 740 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Across by Peter Handke( Book )

63 editions published between 1983 and 2019 in 5 languages and held by 726 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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, Andreas has crossed an invisble threshold, and will be stuck in this secular purgatory until he can confess his crime
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Audience level: 0.53 (from 0.05 for Wim Wender ... to 0.75 for Die Wieder ...)

WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
On a dark night I left my silent house
Wings of desireShort letter, long farewellThe goalie's anxiety at the penalty kickKasparMy year in the no-man's-bayDer Ritt über den BodenseeOn a dark night I left my silent houseOnce again for Thucydides
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-

Hāndkih, Pitir, 1942-

Handqe, Peṭer 1942-

Handtke, Peter 1942-

Hanke, Bide 1942-

Hantoke, Pētā 1942-


Hantuke 1942-

Hantʻukʻe, Pʻetʻŏ

Hantuke, Peto 1942-

Peter Handke

Peter Handke aŭstra verkisto, ricevanto de la Nobel-premio pri literaturo de 2019

Peter Handke austriacki pisarz i tłumacz

Peter Handke Austrian writer, playwright and film director

Peter Handke Austriano a mannurat, dramaturgo ken direktor iti pelikula

Peter Handke austrijski književnik i prevodilac

Peter Handke Avusturyalı yazar

Peter Handke awstriski spisowaćel

Peter Handke awstriski spisowaśel

Peter Handke écrivain, auteur dramatique, scénariste, réalisateur et traducteur autrichien

Peter Handke éisträichesche Regisseur

Peter Handke escriptor de novel·la, assaig i teatre austríac

Peter Handke escritor, guionista y director austriaco

Peter Handke itävaltalalainen kirjailija

Peter Handke Nobel-díjas osztrák író, műfordító (* 1942)

Peter Handke Nobel laureate in Literature & Austrian writer, playwright and film director

Peter Handke novelë

Peter Handke Oostenrijks filmregisseur

Peter Handke Oostenrijks toneelschrijver, dichter, romancier en essayist

Peter Handke österreichischer Schriftsteller, Dramatiker und Regisseur, Träger des Nobelpreises für Literatur 2019

Peter Handke österrikisk författare

Peter Handke Østerriksk forfatter og filmregissør

Peter Handke rakouský překladatel a spisovatel

Peter Handke rakúsky spisovateľ a prekladateľ

Peter Handke romanziere e drammaturgo austriaco

Peter Handke tiểu thuyết gia Áo

Pēteris Handke

Petrus Handke

Piter Handke

Πέτερ Χάντκε Νομπελίστας Αυστριακός συγγραφέας, σεναριογράφος και σκηνοθέτης

Петер Гандке

Петер Гандке австрійський письменник і перекладач

Петер Хандке

Петер Хандке австрийский писатель

Петер Хандке аустријски књижевник и активиста немачко-словеначког порекла.

Петэр Хандке

Пэтэр Гандкэ

Хандке Петер

Хандке, Петер 1942-

Փեթեր Հանդքե

הנדקה, פטר 1942-

פטר הנדקה

פטר הנדקה סופר ומחזאי אוסטרי

بيتر هاندكه

بيتر هاندكه، 1942-

پیتر هاندکه

پیتر هاندکه نویسنده و نمایشنامه‌نویس اتریشی

پیٹر ہانڈکے

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한트케, 페터 1942-

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韩德克, 彼得 1942-