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Peter Handke

Peter Handke
Lillian Birnbaum

Peter Handke was born in Griffen, Austria, in 1942. A novelist, playwright, and translator, he is the author of such acclaimed works as The Moravian Night, A Sorrow Beyond Dreams, The Goalie's Anxiety at the Penalty Kick, and Repetition. The recipient of multiple literary awards, including the Franz Kafka Prize and the International Ibsen Award, Handke is also a filmmaker. He wrote and directed adaptations of his novels The Left-Handed Woman and Absence, and co-wrote the screenplays for Wim Wenders’ Wrong Movie and Wings of Desire. He won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2019.

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On a Dark Night I Left My Silent House

Peter Handke; Translated from the German by Krishna Winston
Picador
Picador

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 Nobel Prize-winning author Peter Handke's...

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The Left-Handed Woman

Peter Handke; Translated from the German by Ralph Manheim
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A young woman faces loneliness and alienation on a journey to find her own life outside of being a wife and mother in Nobel Prize-winning author Peter Handke’s The Left-Handed Woman.

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Crossing the Sierra de Gredos

Peter Handke; Translated from the German by Krishna Winston
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In this visionary novel, Nobel Prize winner Peter Handke offers descriptions of objects, relationships, and events that teach readers a renewed way of seeing; he creates a wealth of images...

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Repetition

Peter Handke; Translated from the German by Ralph Manheim
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Set in 1960, Nobel Prize winner Peter Handke's Repetition 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...

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My Year in the No-Man's-Bay

Peter Handke; Translated from the German by Krishna Winston
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Nobel Prize winner Peter Handke's autobiographical novel My Year in No-Man's Bay is "a meditation on two decades of a writer's life culminating in a solitary, sobering year of reckoning"...

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A Moment of True Feeling

Peter Handke; Translated from the German by Ralph Manheim
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At the beginning of Nobel Prize winner Peter Handke's novel A Moment of True Feeling, Gregor Keuschnig awakens from a nightmare in which he has committed murder, and announces, "From...

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The Jukebox and Other Essays on Storytelling

Peter Handke; Translated from the German by Ralph Manheim and Krishna Winston
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Picador

Nobel Prize winner 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...

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The Afternoon of a Writer

Peter Handke; Translated from the German by Ralph Manheim
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Picador

In Nobel Prize-winning author Peter Handke's The Afternoon of a Writer, a writer, fearful of losing his abilities and hence his connection with the world, takes an afternoon walk and has several...

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The Weight of the World

Peter Handke; Translated from the German by Ralph Manheim
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Picador

A combination of professional notebook and personal diary that records -- both in short, informal jottings and through more formal, extended meditations -- the details of Handke's daily life in Paris...

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The Ride Across Lake Constance and Other Plays

Peter Handke; Translated from the German by Michael Roloff in collaboration with Karl Weber
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A collection of six plays by Nobel Prize winner Peter Handke, spanning the early years of the Austrian playwright's career

The first full-length play The Ride Across Lake...

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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, Nobel Prize winner Peter Handke

Mysteriously...

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A Sorrow Beyond Dreams

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

Nobel Prize winner Peter Handke--“the extravagantly talented Austrian playwright of chutzpah, novelist of sensibility, poet of linguistic games” (Kirkus)--ponders the life and...

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Don Juan: His Own Version

Don Juan: His Own Version

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

Nobel Prize winner Peter Handke offers a wry and entertaining take on history's most famous seducer as he takes a respite from his stressful existence

Don Juan's story—"his...

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The Goalie's Anxiety at the Penalty Kick

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

The first of Nobel Prize winner 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...

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Across

Peter Handke; Translated from the German by Ralph Manheim
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Picador

"Those who gravitate to the regions where fiction, poetry, imaginative flights and speculative fancy converge constitute Handke's natural audience." - Publishers Weekly

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Absence

Peter Handke; Translated from the German by Ralph Manheim
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Picador

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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Slow Homecoming

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

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

In "The Long Way...

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Short Letter, Long Farewell

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

Nobel Prize winner Peter Handke's novel Short Letter, Long Farewell tells the story of a young Austrian--evidently modeled on the author--on a harrowing month's journey across the...

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Kaspar and Other Plays

Peter Handke; Translated by Michael Roloff
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Nobel Prize winner Peter Handke's first full-length drama, hailed in Europe as "the play of the decade" and compared in importance to Waiting for Godot

Kaspar...

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