A Sorrow Beyond Dreams

A Life Story

Peter Handke; Introduction by Jeffrey Eugenides; Translated from the German by Ralph Manheim

Farrar, Straus and Giroux Paperbacks

Download Image Peter Handke; Introduction by Jeffrey Eugenides; Translated from the German by Ralph Manheim A Sorrow Beyond Dreams

Available Formats

Book

“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 night by taking an overdose of sleeping pills.’”

So opens A Sorrow Beyond Dreams, the eminent Austrian novelist and playwright Peter Handke’s reckoning with his mother’s life—which spanned the rise of the Nazis, World War II, and postwar suffering—and death. Both stark and lyrical, full of love, anger, admiration, and a keen sense of history, this slim book reveals Handke at his most lucid and direct. It is the most moving and accessible work in his distinguished career; it is “indispensable” (Bill Marx, The Boston Globe).

 

Connect with the Author

Peter Handke

Related Links


Sign Up for
Author Updates

Macmillan Newsletter


Sign up to receive information about new books, author events, and special offers.

Sign up now

About the Author

Peter Handke; Introduction by Jeffrey Eugenides; Translated from the German by Ralph Manheim

Peter Handke was born in Griffen, Austria, in 1942. He is the author of many plays and novels, including The Goalie’s Anxiety at the Penalty Kick (FSG Classics) and, most recently, Don Juan: His Own Version (FSG, 2011).

Peter Handke

Lillian Birnbaum
Peter Handke

Back

Buy the Book

Available Formats and Book Details

A Sorrow Beyond Dreams
A Life Story
Peter Handke; Introduction by Jeffrey Eugenides; Translated from the German by Ralph Manheim

Trade Paperback

Trade Paperback
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux Paperbacks
October 2012
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780374533649
ISBN10: 0374533644
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 96 pages
$14.00
Back

From The Publisher

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Latest on Facebook

Latest on Twitter

Back