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A Sorrow Beyond Dreams: A Life Story

Peter Handke

Häftad

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  • 69 sidor
  • 2012

Nobel Prize winner Peter Handke--"the extravagantly talented Austrian playwright of chutzpah, novelist of sensibility, poet of linguistic games" ( Kirkus )--ponders the life and early death of his mother

"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, 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 ).

  • Författare: Peter Handke
  • Format: Häftad
  • ISBN: 9780374533649
  • Språk: Engelska
  • Antal sidor: 69
  • Utgivningsdatum: 2012-10-01
  • Översättare: Ralph Manheim
  • Förlag: Farrar Straus Giroux