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Handke, Peter

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Wings of desire by Wim Wenders( Visual )

89 editions published between 1985 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 2,119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The inspiration for City of Angels and the film which earned Wim Wenders the Best Director award at the Cannes Film Festival, Wings of Desire is a life-affirming hymn to a divided Berlin. Bruno Ganz stars as Damiel, a lonely, trenchcoated angel who watches over the city, silently comforting its citizens in their hour of need. But when he is captivated by a beautiful French trapeze artist, Damiel decides to trade his gentle, angelic life for the torturous emotions of the secular world. With his divine position in jeopardy, he must choose to either give up love, or lose his eternal wings forever. --Kanopy
The goalie's anxiety at the penalty kick by Peter Handke( Book )

181 editions published between 1961 and 2015 in 9 languages and held by 1,682 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first of Peter Handke's novels to be published in English, The Goalie's Anxiety at the Penalty Kick is a true modern classic that "portrays the'breakdown of a murderer in ways that recall Camus's The Stranger" (Richard Locke, The New York Times). 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" (Bill Marx, Boston Sunday Globe)
Short letter, long farewell by Peter Handke( Book )

109 editions published between 1971 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 1,509 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 moment of true feeling by Peter Handke( Book )

63 editions published between 1975 and 2011 in 7 languages and held by 1,280 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
The afternoon of a writer by Peter Handke( Book )

63 editions published between 1987 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 1,068 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
The left-handed woman by Peter Handke( Book )

62 editions published between 1976 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 941 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marianne, dreißig Jahre alt, und ihr achtjähriger Sohn Stefan warten auf die Rückkehr Brunos, des Mannes und Vaters, von einer mehrmonatigen Geschäftsreise. Als er zurück ist, erzählt Bruno von seinem Allein- und Fremdsein in Finnland, von seiner Angst und der daraus resultierenden Verbundenheit mit Marianne und Stefan "auf Leben und Tod ... und das Seltsame ist, daß ich sogar ohne euch sein könnte, nachdem ich das erlebt habe". Am Tag darauf beschließen beide, sich zu trennen. "Für immer?" fragt Bruno. Und nach und nach hören sie auf, die Tage zu zählen, die sie allein sind. Die neue Form des Daseins beginnt sie zu schützen und zu stärken
The ride across Lake Constance by Peter Handke( Book )

89 editions published between 1970 and 1999 in 4 languages and held by 877 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[Presented by Theatre Exchange]; realization by Warwick Cooper; written by Peter Handke
On a dark night I left my silent house by Peter Handke( Book )

46 editions published between 1977 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 834 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 )

109 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
They are dying out by Peter Handke( Book )

96 editions published between 1973 and 2005 in 6 languages and held by 772 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Slow homecoming by Peter Handke( Book )

14 editions published between 1985 and 2011 in English and German and held by 735 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 719 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 )

118 editions published between 1965 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 675 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historien om et mord
Across by Peter Handke( Book )

23 editions published between 1983 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 634 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
Langsame Heimkehr : Erzählung by Peter Handke( Book )

43 editions published between 1979 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 595 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 )

73 editions published between 1965 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 582 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prosa, Gedichte, Theaterstücke, Hörspiel, Aufsätze by Peter Handke( Book )

43 editions published between 1969 and 1974 in 3 languages and held by 560 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Begrüssung des Aufsichtsrats. Prosatexte by Peter Handke( Book )

71 editions published between 1967 and 1994 in 3 languages and held by 546 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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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. (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

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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The goalie's anxiety at the penalty kickShort letter, long farewellThe ride across Lake ConstanceOn a dark night I left my silent houseKaspar and other playsSlow homecomingOnce again for ThucydidesAcross