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Peter Handke. Collier Books, $6.95 (137pp) ISBN 978-0-02-051540-1

Narrator Andreas Loser has knocked down a stranger in the street, taken a leave of absence from his post as teacher of ancient languages and left his family. PW declared that ""those who gravitate to the regions wherefiction, poetry, imaginative flightsand speculative fancy converge constitute Handke's natural audience.'' (November)