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Handke, Peter

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

86 editions published between 1985 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 2,119 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 goalie's anxiety at the penalty kick by Peter Handke( Book )

181 editions published between 1961 and 2015 in 9 languages and held by 1,685 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)
A moment of true feeling by Peter Handke( Book )

63 editions published between 1975 and 2011 in 7 languages and held by 1,282 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 1,067 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
Repetition by Peter Handke( Book )

53 editions published between 1986 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 1,017 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 left-handed woman by Peter Handke( Book )

64 editions published between 1976 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 943 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 )

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

[26-29 August 1980, Hartley College] cf. Advertiser reviews 22 and 24 August 1980
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 832 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 )

7 editions published between 1969 and 2013 in English and German and held by 794 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 )

110 editions published between 1966 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 779 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 774 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kindergeschichte by Peter Handke( Book )

66 editions published between 1981 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 691 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Analyse : Roman psychologique (formation)
Der Hausierer. Roman by Peter Handke( Book )

120 editions published between 1965 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 679 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 633 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 597 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 585 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Begrüssung des Aufsichtsrats. Prosatexte by Peter Handke( Book )

70 editions published between 1967 and 1994 in 3 languages and held by 545 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Immer noch Sturm by Peter Handke( Book )

23 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 541 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the Jaunfeld, the plain at the centre of Slovenian settlement in the Austrian province of Carinthia, the dead and the living of a family meet. At the heart of this series of monologues is the battle of the Slovene minority against Nazism - the only prolonged armed resistance to the Third Reich within its boundaries. The hopes and promise of that struggle contrast with the renewed marginalization and suppression of the Slovenes and their language in Austria after 1945. Taking up themes from and returning to characters from his earlier books like A Sorrow beyond Dreams and Repetition, Peter Handke's Mülheim Dramatists Prize-winning play Storm Still is a chronicle of melancholy and humorous intensity. Presenting a panorama that extends far beyond all literary genres, Handke blends penetrating prose and poetic drama to explore a deeply personal history. In this book, the times of conflict and peace, war and pre-war and the seasons themselves shift and overlap. And the fate of an orchard comes to stand for the fate of a people
Falsche Bewegung by Peter Handke( Book )

55 editions published between 1975 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 482 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Als das Wünschen noch geholfen hat by Peter Handke( Book )

54 editions published between 1974 and 2003 in 4 languages and held by 479 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gedichten, biografische schetsen, impressies en essays
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Peter Handke

Peter Handke austriacki pisarz i tłumacz

Peter Handke Austrian writer, playwright and film director

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הנדקה, פטר 1942-

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بيتر هاندكه

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彼得‧韩德克 1942-

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The goalie's anxiety at the penalty kickRepetitionThe ride across Lake ConstanceOn a dark night I left my silent houseAcrossDie Innenwelt der Aussenwelt der InnenweltBegrüssung des Aufsichtsrats. Prosatexte