On a Dark Night I Left My Silent House

Author: Peter Handke
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 9781466895393
Release Date: 2015-12-29
Genre: Fiction

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.

In einer dunklen Nacht ging ich aus meinem stillen Haus

Author: Peter Handke
Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag
ISBN: 9783518756249
Release Date: 2018-10-21
Genre: Fiction

Peter Handkes Roman erzählt eine ans Wunderbare grenzende, zugleich zeitgemäße Abenteuer- und Liebesgeschichte: Der Apotheker von Taxham, einer kleinen, beinahe unzugänglichen Ortschaft außerhalb Salzburgs, trifft zwei Personen: einen ehemals berühmten Skifahrer und einen einst gleichfalls berühmten Dichter. Mit ihnen begibt er sich auf eine Reise. Damit setzt die unerhörte Geschichte des Apothekers ein. Doch ist sie ein reines Abenteuer? Warum trennt sich der Apotheker in dem Ort jenseits der Grenze von seinen Gefährten? Warum setzt er sich den Gefahren der Steppe aus? Welche Rolle spielt jene Frau, die den Apotheker verführt und die auch er verfolgt? Sind seine Prüfungen Stationen einer Liebesgeschichte? Doch welcher Art kann diese Liebesgeschichte sein, wenn der Apotheker nach seiner Rückkehr unverändert sein Leben weiterführt? – All diese Fragen stellt und umspielt der Roman von Peter Handke und erzählt, damit in der Schwebe haltend, eine bisher nicht dagewesene Abenteuer- und Liebesgeschichte für unsere Tage.

Der Gro e Fall

Author: Peter Handke
Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag
ISBN: 9783518799307
Release Date: 2012-11-12
Genre: Fiction

Die Geschichte eines müßiggängerischen Schauspielers, an einem einzigen Tag, vom Morgen bis tief in die Nacht: Das Gehen durch eine sommerliche Metropole, von den Rändern bis in die Zentren. Die Begegnungen: mit den Läufern, den Obdachlosen, den Paaren, dem Priester, den Polizisten. Ein Weg mitten durch Nachbarnkriege, vorbei an überlebensgroßen Leinwandpolitikern, dann inmitten von Untergrundfahrern aus einer anderen Welt. Wetterleuchten in der Stadtmitte. Und das Gesicht einer Frau. - Gebundene Ausgabe mit Lesebändchen

Die Morawische Nacht

Author: Peter Handke
Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag
ISBN: 9783518754337
Release Date: 2013-12-09
Genre: Fiction

In einer Neumondnacht lädt ein »ehemaliger Autor« die Freunde seines Lebens auf sein Hausboot am Ufer der Morawa, einem serbischen Nebenfluß der Donau, um ihnen eine Geschichte zu erzählen. Sie führt zu den Orten, an denen alles begann, sie erzählt seine Lebensreise durch Europa. Kritik und Publikum reagierten begeistert auf Peter Handkes märchenhafte Bilanz eines Dichterlebens.

The New York Times Book Reviews 2000

Author: New York Times Staff
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1579580580
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Literary Criticism

This anthology examines Love's Labours Lost from a variety of perspectives and through a wide range of materials. Selections discuss the play in terms of historical context, dating, and sources; character analysis; comic elements and verbal conceits; evidence of authorship; performance analysis; and feminist interpretations. Alongside theater reviews, production photographs, and critical commentary, the volume also includes essays written by practicing theater artists who have worked on the play. An index by name, literary work, and concept rounds out this valuable resource.

The Complete Review Guide to Contemporary World Fiction

Author: M. A. Orthofer
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 9780231518505
Release Date: 2016-04-19
Genre: Literary Criticism

This user-friendly resource is the perfect reference for English-language readers who are eager to explore fiction from around the world. Profiling hundreds of titles and authors from 1945 to today, with an emphasis on fiction published in the past two decades, this guide introduces the styles, trends, and genres of the world's literatures, from Scandinavian crime thrillers and cutting-edge Chinese works to Latin American narco-fiction and award-winning French novels. The book's critical selection of titles defines the arc of a country's literary development. Entries illuminate the fiction of individual nations, cultures, and peoples, while concise biographies sketch the careers of noteworthy authors. Compiled by M. A. Orthofer, an avid book reviewer and the founder of the literary review site the Complete Review, this reference is perfect for readers who wish to expand their reading choices and knowledge of contemporary world fiction.

The Moravian Night

Author: Peter Handke
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 9780374715618
Release Date: 2016-12-06
Genre: Fiction

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, a few friends, associates, and collaborators of an old writer listen as he tells a story that will last until dawn: the tale of the once well-known writer’s recent odyssey across Europe. As his story unfolds, it visits places that represent stages of the narrator’s and the continent’s past, many now lost or irrecoverably changed through war, death, and the subtler erosions of time. His wanderings take him from the Balkans to Spain, Germany, and Austria, from a congress of experts on noise sickness to a clandestine international gathering of jew’s-harp virtuosos. His story and its telling are haunted by a beautiful stranger, a woman who has a preternatural hold over the writer and appears sometimes as a demon, sometimes as the longed-for destination of his travels. Powerfully alive, honest, and at times deliciously satirical, The Moravian Night explores the mind and memory of an aging writer, tracking the anxieties, angers, fears, and pleasures of a life inseparable from the recent history of Central Europe. In crystalline prose, Peter Handke traces and interrogates his own thoughts and perceptions while endowing the world with a mythic dimension. As Jeffrey Eugenides writes, “Handke’s sharp eye is always finding a strange beauty amid this colorless world.” The Moravian Night is at once an elegy for the lost and forgotten and a novel of self-examination and uneasy discovery, from one of world literature’s great voices.

The Goalie s Anxiety at the Penalty Kick

Author: Peter Handke
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 9781466806818
Release Date: 2007-12-10
Genre: Fiction

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).

Kali

Author: Peter Handke
Publisher:
ISBN: UOM:39015067667926
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Drama

I en blanding af eventyr og kulturkritik og med et middelalderligt helteepos som model fortælles om en kvindelig musiker og sanger, der efter afslutningen af en turné søger mod sin barndoms egn på jagt efter lykken og i håbet om at redde verden fra død og krig.

Left Handed Women

Author: Peter Handke
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 9781466806962
Release Date: 1978-06-01
Genre: Fiction

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.

Die Wiederholung

Author: Peter Handke
Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag
ISBN: 9783518799208
Release Date: 2012-11-12
Genre: Fiction

Peter Handkes episches Werk, bei dem die Musen nicht am Anfang, sondern am Ende angerufen werden, ist Erzählung und gleichzeitig Erforschung der Erzählung, deren Entstehung und Bedeutung. Auf der Suche nach seinem verschollenen Bruder wird Filip Kobal deutlich, daß er den Bruder letztlich gar nicht finden, sondern ihn aus dem Undeutlichen seines Schicksals herausfinden, ihn erzählen will. Peter Handkes Wiederholung ist kein Sich-wiederholen, sondern ein Sich-Wieder-Holen, einen neuen Anfang machen; Wiederholen heißt nicht »Es war einmal«, sondern »Fang an«. - Gebundene Ausgabe mit Lesebändchen