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Handke, Peter

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

244 editions published between 1970 and 2013 in 20 languages and held by 2,457 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The avant-garde Austrian novelist and playwright examines his mother's life, which spanned the Nazi era, the war, and the postwar consumer economy, ending in suicide; while recording his rage over the problems that his mother left for him to solve after her death
Wings of desire by Wim Wenders( Visual )

52 editions published between 1987 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 2,024 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. DVD
The left-handed woman by Peter Handke( Book )

191 editions published between 1976 and 2014 in 21 languages and held by 1,952 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 )

179 editions published between 1971 and 2015 in 14 languages and held by 1,758 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 )

214 editions published between 1961 and 2014 in 19 languages and held by 1,756 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
A moment of true feeling by Peter Handke( Book )

106 editions published between 1975 and 2011 in 14 languages and held by 1,419 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
Repetition by Peter Handke( Book )

81 editions published between 1986 and 2014 in 14 languages and held by 1,122 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 and other plays by Peter Handke( Book )

173 editions published between 1966 and 2013 in 15 languages and held by 1,048 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
On a dark night I left my silent house by Peter Handke( Book )

62 editions published between 1977 and 2008 in 15 languages and held by 990 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A pharmacist in an isolated suburb of Salzburg tells his story of a blow to the head and the subsequent inability to speak, and of his journey as a driver into the Alps
The afternoon of a writer by Peter Handke( Book )

54 editions published between 1987 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 977 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Gedanken und Beobachtungen eines Schriftstellers (Handke selbst) bei einem Gang durch seine Stadt (Salzburg!) an einem Winternachmittag sind geprägt von Resignation und Angst vor dem Versagen der sprachlichen Schöpferkraft
Absence by Peter Handke( Book )

56 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in 13 languages and held by 956 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The time is an unspecified modernity, the place possibly Europe. Absence follows four nameless people -- the old man, the woman, the soldier, and the gambler -- as they journey to a desolate wasteland beyond the limits of an unnamed city
Nonsense and happiness by Peter Handke( Book )

57 editions published between 1974 and 2003 in 4 languages and held by 896 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gedichten, biografische schetsen, impressies en essays
The ride across Lake Constance by Peter Handke( Book )

99 editions published between 1970 and 2004 in 8 languages and held by 857 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[Presented by Theatre Exchange]; realization by Warwick Cooper; written by Peter Handke
Die Hornissen. Roman by Peter Handke( Book )

112 editions published between 1966 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 816 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 zustöt, mit dem, was dem blinden Helden des Romans zugestoen 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, da unentscheidbar bleibt, ob das Geschehen in dem "neuen" Roman nur den "Helden" des alten Romans betrifft oder auch ihn, der ihn ausdenkt
Crossing the Sierra de Gredos by Peter Handke( Book )

36 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in 8 languages and held by 810 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the outskirts of a northwestern European riverport city lives a powerful woman banker, a public figure admired and hated in equal measure, who has decided to turn from the worlds of high finance and modern life to embark on a quest. Having commissioned a famous writer to undertake her authentic biography, she journeys through the Spanish Sierra de Gredos and the region of La Mancha to meet him. As she travels by allterrain vehicle, bus, and finally on foot, the nameless protagonist encounters five way stations that become the stuff of her biography and the biography of the modern world, a world in which genuine images and unmediated experiences have been exploited and falsified by commercialization and by the voracious mass media
Once again for Thucydides by Peter Handke( Book )

50 editions published between 1990 and 2008 in 7 languages and held by 804 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
Publikumsbeschimpfung und andere Sprechstücke by Peter Handke( Book )

146 editions published between 1966 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 792 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Theaterstukken zonder handeling, decor en rekwisieten, waarin de spelers de waarnemers zijn en het publiek het onderwerp is
Slow homecoming by Peter Handke( Book )

16 editions published between 1985 and 2011 in English and German and held by 741 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
They are dying out by Peter Handke( Book )

89 editions published between 1973 and 2005 in 6 languages and held by 731 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kindergeschichte by Peter Handke( Book )

84 editions published between 1981 and 2012 in 13 languages and held by 718 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 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, Peter

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Hānḍke, Piṭer 1942-

Hānḍke, Piṭīr 1942-

Handqe, Peṭer 1942-

Handtke, Peter 1942-

Hanke, Bide 1942-

Hantoke, Pētā 1942-


Hantʻukʻe, Pʻetʻŏ

Hant'ŭk'e, P'et'ŏ 1942-

Peter Handke austriacki pisarz i tłumacz

Peter Handke Austrian writer, playwright and film director

Peter Handke Oostenrijks filmregisseur

Peter Handke Rakousk překladatel a spisovatel

Peter Handke romanziere e drammaturgo austriaco

Petrus Handke

Петер Гандке

Петер Хандке

Петэр Хандке

Пэтэр Гандкэ

Хандке, Петер

Хандке, Петер 1942-

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הנדקה, פטר 1942-

פטר הנדקה

بيتر هاندكه

بيتر هاندكه، 1942-

پیتر هاندکه

페터 한트케

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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-

Wings of desireThe left-handed womanShort letter, long farewellThe goalie's anxiety at the penalty kickRepetitionKaspar and other playsOn a dark night I left my silent houseAbsence