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Handke, Peter

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Most widely held works by Peter Handke
Wings of desire by Wim Wenders( Visual )

143 editions published between 1985 and 2017 in 8 languages and held by 2,327 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 post-war 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 )

155 editions published between 1967 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 1,867 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
Short letter, long farewell by Peter Handke( Book )

167 editions published between 1972 and 2017 in 7 languages and held by 1,752 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
A sorrow beyond dreams : a life story by Peter Handke( Book )

60 editions published between 1972 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 1,473 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
A moment of true feeling by Peter Handke( Book )

97 editions published between 1975 and 2011 in 8 languages and held by 1,392 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 by Peter Handke( Book )

173 editions published between 1970 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,129 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)
Repetition by Peter Handke( Book )

78 editions published between 1986 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 1,105 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
The afternoon of a writer by Peter Handke( Book )

64 editions published between 1987 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 1,053 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
Kaspar by Peter Handke( Book )

163 editions published between 1966 and 2015 in 16 languages and held by 1,020 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spreekstuk, waarin een figuur via luidsprekerstemmen tot een "aangepast burger" wordt gemaakt
Die Angst des Tormanns beim Elfmeter by Peter Handke( Book )

141 editions published between 1961 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 969 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A construction worker, formerly a famous goalie, commits a senseless murder and wanders the city streets
The ride across Lake Constance by Peter Handke( Book )

89 editions published between 1970 and 1999 in 4 languages and held by 879 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 824 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 )

10 editions published between 1969 and 2013 in English and German and held by 793 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
The Moravian night : a story by Peter Handke( Book )

26 editions published between 2008 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 791 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Mysteriously summoned to a houseboat on the Morava River, a few friends, associates, and collaborators of an old writer listen as he tells a story that will last until dawn: the tale of the once well-known writer’s recent odyssey across Europe. As his story unfolds, it visits places that represent stages of the narrator’s and the continent’s past, many now lost or irrecoverably changed through war, death, and the subtler erosions of time. His wanderings take him from the Balkans to Spain, Germany, and Austria, from a congress of experts on noise sickness to a clandestine international gathering of jew’s-harp virtuosos. His story and its telling are haunted by a beautiful stranger, a woman who has a preternatural hold over the writer and appears sometimes as a demon, sometimes as the longed-for destination of his travels."--Amazon.com
They are dying out by Peter Handke( Book )

100 editions published between 1973 and 2005 in 6 languages and held by 779 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Hornissen. Roman by Peter Handke( Book )

112 editions published between 1966 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 778 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
Once again for Thucydides by Peter Handke( Book )

48 editions published between 1990 and 2016 in German and English and held by 756 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
Slow homecoming by Peter Handke( Book )

16 editions published between 1985 and 2011 in English and German and held by 726 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
The goalie's anxiety at the penalty kick by Peter Handke( Book )

45 editions published between 1972 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 710 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
Kindergeschichte by Peter Handke( Book )

68 editions published between 1981 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 699 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Analyse: Roman psychologique (formation)
 
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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

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 Peter

Handke, Peter 1942-

Hānḍke, Piṭer 1942-

Hānḍke, Piṭīr 1942-

Handḳeh, Peṭer 1942-

Handqe, Peṭer 1942-

Handtke, Peter 1942-

Hanke, Bide 1942-

Hantoke, Pētā 1942-

Hantʻukʻe

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

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

ペーター・ハントケ 1942-

彼得·汉德克

彼得‧韩德克 1942-

韩德克, 彼得 1942-

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Short letter, long farewellA sorrow beyond dreams : a life storyWunschloses Unglück : ErzählungRepetitionKasparThe ride across Lake ConstanceOn a dark night I left my silent houseKaspar and other plays