Books by Peter Handke and Complete Book Reviews

Peter Handke, Author Collier Books $8.95 (246p) ISBN 978-0-02-020762-7
``Handke's eminence, displayed in a substantial oeuvre of plays, novels and poems, is reaffirmed brilliantly by his latest work,'' praised PW . In 1960, an alienated, 20-year-old, nascent Austrian writer of Slovenian descent, embarks on a quest to...
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Peter Handke, Author Collier Books $8.95 (278p) ISBN 978-0-02-051530-2
In three interrelated fictions, the author of Repetition describes a sojourn in Alaska, Cezanne's mountain in Provence and a complicated father-daughter relationship. PW found the ``sombre, enigmatic'' work has reflective power but lacks narrative...
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Peter Handke, Author, Ralph Manheim, Translator Collier Books $6.95 (137p) 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...
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Peter Handke, Author, Ralph Manheim, Translator Farrar Straus Giroux $14.95 (96p) ISBN 978-0-374-10207-4
This deceptively simple, yet highly challenging and original novella reaffirms Handke's preeminence on the international literary scene. One December afternoon in an unidentified German city, the nameless narrator, a writer, takes a walk and...
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Peter Handke, Author, Ralph Manheim, Translator Farrar Straus Giroux $18.95 (256p) ISBN 978-0-374-24934-2
Handke's eminence, displayed in a substantial oeuvre of plays, novels and poems, is reaffirmed brilliantly by his latest work. In 1960, Filip Kobal, an alienated, 20-year-old, nascent Austrian writer of Slovenian descent, embarks on a quest to the...
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Peter Handke, Author, Ralph Manheim, Translator Farrar Straus Giroux $14.95 (144p) ISBN 978-0-374-10054-4
One recognizes as pure Handke the scene, atmosphere, voice and tensions of this tale: the minutely observed streets of Salzburg and the countryside beyond; the still, murky air; the brooding, meditative voice; the sense of a violent storm gathering...
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Peter Handke, Author, Ralph Manheim, Translator Farrar Straus Giroux $18.95 (118p) ISBN 978-0-374-10022-3
German author Handke ( Afternoon of a Writer ) enlarges the recurrent metaphysical preoccupations of his prolific output in this latest challenging and rewarding novel. The story's four nameless protagonists meander through a surreally disconnected...
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Peter Handke, Author, Tess Lewis, Translator New Directions Publishing Corporation $22.95 (90p) ISBN 978-0-8112-1388-2
Like his recent novel, My Year in the No-Man's-Bay, this series of intimately described observations certainly doesn't qualify as fiction by most standards of measure. In neither work is Handke very concerned with character or plot in the usual...
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Peter Handke, Author, Krishna Winston, Translator , trans. from the German by Krishna Winston. Farrar, Straus & Giroux $22 (101p) ISBN 978-0-374-14231-5
Don Juan catapults over a garden wall and into the life of an anonymous narrator in this short, frustrating novel. Over the course of a week, the narrator, a lonely French innkeeper, listens to Don Juan relate the adventures that culminate with his...
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Peter Handke, trans. from the German by Krishna Winston. Farrar, Straus and Giroux, $26 (320p) ISBN 978-0-374-21255-1
The Moravian Night is the name of a boat moored on the Morava River, where a gathering takes place in which a writer tells friends the story of a journey he once took through Europe. The book’s journey appears to begin in Kosovo. The somewhat...
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Peter Handke, Author, Krishna Winston, Translator , trans. from the German by Krishna Winston. Farrar, Straus & Giroux $26 (472p) ISBN 978-0-374-28154-0
In the atmospheric latest from Handke (The Goalie's Anxiety at the Penalty Kick , etc.), a nameless female banker in a nameless northern European city decides for obscure reasons to repeat a journey to Spain she took years before, and to...
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Peter Handke, Author, Krishna Winston, Translator Farrar Straus Giroux $23 (160p) ISBN 978-0-374-17547-4
Handke's stringent style of postmodern storytelling remains uncompromisingly austere in his latest novel, in which an unnamed protagonist goes on a directionless odyssey. Alienated from his wife and children, a middle-aged pharmacist with a...
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Peter Handke, Author, Krishna Winston, Translator Farrar Straus Giroux $30 (356p) ISBN 978-0-374-21755-6
""Almost fifty-six now, I still do not know myself,"" explains the brooding narrator of Austrian novelist/essayist Handke's (The Jukebox and Other Essays on Storytelling) sinuously beautiful latest novel, a meditation on two decades of a writer's...
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Peter Handke, Author, Krishna Winston, Translator, Ralph Manheim, Translator Farrar Straus Giroux $21 (167p) ISBN 978-0-374-18054-6
In Handke's metafictional title piece--a parable on self-evasion and writer's block--a traveler in Spain makes elaborate preparations to begin a long-planned essay about the jukebox, symbol of American pop culture. The transparent luminosity of the...
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Peter Handke, Author, Scott Abbott, Translator Viking Books $17.95 (96p) ISBN 978-0-670-87341-8
Handke argues that the Western news media have unfairly portrayed the Serbs as brutal aggressors in the Yugoslav war while presenting Croats as sympathetic victims. The eminent German novelist/ playwright/essayist charges that the Croats started the
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