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A Sorrow Beyond Dreams

A Life Story

A Sorrow Beyond Dreams( )
Author: Handke, Peter
Introduction by: Eugenides, Jeffrey
Translator: Manheim, Ralph
Series title:FSG Classics Ser.
Publication Date:Oct 2012
Publisher:Farrar, Straus & Giroux
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $14.00
Book Description:

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 theKärntner Volkszeitungcarried 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 opensA Sorrow...
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Book Details
Detailed Subjects: Literary Criticism / European / General
Biography & Autobiography / Literary Figures
Literary Criticism / European / German
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.68 x 8.19 x 0.28 Inches
Book Weight:0.198 Pounds
Author Biography
Handke, Peter (Author)
Peter Handke was born in Griffen, Austria on December 6, 1942. He studied law at Graz University from 1961 to 1965. He is a playwright, novelist, poet, and essayist. His plays include Offending the Audience, Kaspar, and The Ride across Lake Constance. His novels include The Goalie's Anxiety at the Penalty Kick, The Left-Handed Woman, and A Sorrow beyond Dreams. He was awarded the Buchner Prize in 1973 and refused to accept the Kafka Prize in 1979.


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