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Handke, Peter

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Wings of desire by Wim Wenders( Visual )
42 editions published between 1987 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 2,002 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 )
202 editions published between 1961 and 2014 in 18 languages and held by 1,751 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 )
145 editions published between 1972 and 2013 in 11 languages and held by 1,653 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Short Letter, Long Farewell tells the story of a young Austrian--evidently modeled on the author--on a month's journey across the United States. The book opens in Providence, where a letter awaits the un-named narrator from his estranged wife, Judith. "I am in New York," it says. "Please don't look for me. It would not be nice for you to find me." As the novel proceeds, however, it gradually becomes clear that Judith is pursuing him, not vice versa--pursuing with the intent to kill. He spends a day in New York, then goes on to Philadelphia, where he joins an old flame and her daughter. The trio drives to St. Louis, still shadowed by Judith; partly to escape her (and partly to face her), the narrator strikes out west on his own, to Tucson, where he is robbed by Judith's agents, then up to the Oregon coast, where a roadside showdown takes place and a gunshot echoes over the Pacific. "I seem to have been born for horror and fear," Handke's narrator confesses. As the narrator and Judith maneuver toward their coastal rendezvous, his life itself may depend on whether he has achieved enough--in the flesh and in the mind--to confront the pistol trembling in her hand
A moment of true feeling by Peter Handke( Book )
96 editions published between 1975 and 2011 in 12 languages and held by 1,416 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 )
192 editions published between 1970 and 2013 in 18 languages and held by 1,220 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)
A sorrow beyond dreams : a life story by Peter Handke( Book )
23 editions published between 1972 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,168 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
Repetition by Peter Handke( Book )
72 editions published between 1986 and 2012 in 12 languages and held by 1,077 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 by Peter Handke( Book )
163 editions published between 1966 and 2012 in 15 languages and held by 1,033 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Spreekstuk, waarin een figuur via luidsprekerstemmen tot een "aangepast burger" wordt gemaakt
The afternoon of a writer by Peter Handke( Book )
49 editions published between 1987 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 1,021 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
Absence by Peter Handke( Book )
47 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in 11 languages and held by 905 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 )
56 editions published between 1974 and 2003 in 4 languages and held by 902 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Gedichten, biografische schetsen, impressies en essays
Die linkshändige Frau : Erzählung by Peter Handke( Book )
81 editions published between 1976 and 2013 in German and Undetermined and held by 893 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 left-handed woman by Peter Handke( Book )
29 editions published between 1977 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 842 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
The ride across Lake Constance by Peter Handke( Book )
80 editions published between 1970 and 2004 in 6 languages and held by 785 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
[Presented by Theatre Exchange]; realization by Warwick Cooper; written by Peter Handke
Crossing the Sierra de Gredos by Peter Handke( Book )
30 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in 6 languages and held by 767 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
Slow homecoming by Peter Handke( Book )
14 editions published between 1985 and 2011 in English and German and held by 746 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 )
90 editions published between 1973 and 2005 in 6 languages and held by 731 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Kindergeschichte by Peter Handke( Book )
75 editions published between 1981 and 2012 in 10 languages and held by 709 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Analyse: Roman psychologique (formation)
Über die Dörfer : dramatisches Gedicht by Peter Handke( Book )
53 editions published between 1981 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 697 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Peter Handke's dramatic poem Walk about the Villages is the fourth part of Handke's "homecoming cycle," whose other three parts [A Slow Homecoming, The Lesson of St. Victoire, and A Child Story] can be found under the American title A Slow Homecoming. The underlying story line of Walk about the Villages could not be simpler. The "prodigal" writer Gregor returns to his home village. He and his brother Hans, a construction worker, and his shopkeeper sister have a dispute over the disposition of the house which the parents had built and the land which they had cleared with their own hands many years before. Within this straightforward conflict, Handke touches upon almost every aspect of our existence. It is a lyrical play, a poetic drama on the order of Thornton Wilder's Our Town, and Dylan Thomas' Under Milk Wood. It is an "Everyman and Everywoman" dramatic poem for our time
Die Hornissen. Roman by Peter Handke( Book )
91 editions published between 1966 and 2004 in 4 languages and held by 671 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Bi de Han de ke 1942-
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Bide-Handeke 1942-
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Chandke, Peter 1942-
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Handeke, Bide 1942-
Hāndik, Bītir 1942-
Hāndka, Bītir 1942-
Hāndka, Pitir 1942-
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Hānḍke, Piṭer 1942-
Hānḍke, Piṭīr 1942-
Handqe, Peṭer 1942-
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Hanke, Bide 1942-
Hantoke, Pētā 1942-
Hantʻukʻe, Pʻetʻŏ
Hant'ŭk'e, P'et'ŏ 1942-
Хандке, Петер 1942-
הנדקה, פטר 1942-
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