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Peter Handke

Peter Handke
Lillian Birnbaum

Peter Handke was born in Griffen, Austria, in 1942. He is the author of books, plays and screenplays, including the recent novel Crossing the Sierra de Gredos (FSG, 2007) and the nonfiction work Don Juan - His Own Version (FSG, 2010).

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The Moravian Night
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The Moravian Night

Peter Handke; Translated from the German by Krishna Winston
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

An odyssey through the mind and memory of a washed-up writer, from one of Europe’s most provocative novelists

Mysteriously summoned to a houseboat on the Morava River,...

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On a Dark Night I Left My Silent House
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On a Dark Night I Left My Silent House

Peter Handke; Translated from the German by Krishna Winston
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

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...

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A Sorrow Beyond Dreams
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A Sorrow Beyond Dreams

FSG Classics

Peter Handke; Introduction by Jeffrey Eugenides; Translated from the German by Ralph Manheim
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

"The Sunday edition of the Kärntner Volkszeitung carried the following item under ‘Local News': ‘In the village of A. (G. township), a housewife, aged 51, committed suicide on Friday...

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Don Juan

Don Juan

Peter Handke; Translated from the German by Krishna Winston
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

A MODERN MASTER'S WRY AND ENTERTAINING TAKE ON HISTORY'S BEST-KNOWN LOVER In Don Juan, Peter Handke offers his take on the famous seducer. Don Juan's story—"his...

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The Goalie's Anxiety at the Penalty Kick
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The Goalie's Anxiety at the Penalty Kick

FSG Classics

Peter Handke; Translated by Michael Roloff
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

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...

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Crossing the Sierra de Gredos
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Crossing the Sierra de Gredos

Peter Handke; Translated from the German by Krishna Winston
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

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...

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Absence
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Absence

Peter Handke; Ralph Manheim, Translator
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

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.

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Across
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Across

Peter Handke; Ralph Manheim, Translator
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

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...

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My Year In No Man's Bay
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My Year In No Man's Bay

Peter Handke
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

In his most substaintial novel to date, Handke tells the story of an Austrian writer--a man much like Handke himself--who undergoes a "metamorphosis" from self-assured artist into passive "observer...

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Jukebox and Other Writings
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Jukebox and Other Writings

Peter Handke
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Peter Handke offers three intimate, eloquent meditations that map a self-reflexive journey from Alaska to the Austria of his childhood, while illuminating the act of writing itself.

In his...

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Repetition
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Repetition

Peter Handke; Translated by Ralph Manheim
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

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...

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Slow Homecoming
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Slow Homecoming

Peter Handke; Translated by Ralph Manheim
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

In this haunting suite of three fictions, Handke cements his reputation as one of the most talented writers of the Twentieth Century.

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Left Handed Women
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Left Handed Women

Peter Handke
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

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...

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Moment of True Feeling
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Moment of True Feeling

Peter Handke
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

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,...

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The Ride Across Lake Constance and Other Plays
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The Ride Across Lake Constance and Other Plays

Peter Handke
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

This volume of Handke's plays includes two full-length and four shorter plays by the young Austrian playwright. The first of the full-length plays, The Ride Across Lake Constance, is one...

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Short Letter, Long Farewell
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Short Letter, Long Farewell

Peter Handke
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

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...

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Kaspar and Other Plays
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Kaspar and Other Plays

Peter Handke; Translated by Michael Roloff
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Hill and Wang

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...

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