Search Results: "Peter Handke"


BOOK REVIEW

MY YEAR IN THE NO-MAN'S-BAY by Peter Handke
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 1998

"Not an easy read, but a rewarding one—and arguably an indispensable gloss on Handke's unusual and provocative oeuvre."
A writer's "metamorphosis" from confident creator into a passive "observer and chronicler" who drops out of the milieu that's sustained him forms the core of this ponderous, yet fascinating, impressionistic autobiographical novel by the noted Austrian playwright and fiction writer (A Journey to the Rivers, 1997, etc.). Read full book review >

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PETER by Kate Walker
FICTION
Released: April 1, 1993

"David, a wiser head, comfortable with his preference, one who can offer physical affection without sexual overtones; and, in Peter, a realistically distressed teenager who is finally able to muster enough perspective to weather his crisis. (Fiction. YA)"
When he finds himself attracted to his older brother's gay friend David, Peter is plunged into the kind of sexual uncertainty many young men feel. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 1997

"Only we need to begin with expert examinations of the Yugoslav media that brewed hatred and disinformation long before the West became involved."
Novelist and essayist Handke's latest work attempts to apply his aesthetic philosophy to the real world and fails miserably. Read full book review >

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Released: Aug. 24, 1994

"Handke has them precisely where he wants them."
This is the third volume of ``nonfiction'' from the prolific Austrian playwright, novelist, and poet (Absence, 1990), who often takes the writing life as subject. Read full book review >

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ONCE AGAIN FOR THUCYDIDES by Peter Handke
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 29, 1998

"A very pleasing little book, which shows a refreshingly different side of a writer often pigeonholed as an austere intellectual."
Once Again For Thucydides ($18.95; Sept. 29; 96 pp.; 0-8112-1388-9): Ten very slightly fictionalized (and beautifully translated) essays gathering together observations made during their narrator's (and author's) travels through Europe and the Orient in the late 1980s. Read full book review >

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DON JUAN by Peter Handke
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2010

"Whether you call it 'postmodern' or 'meta-fiction,' there isn't much here."
A slim, odd volume in which the Austrian novelist (Crossing the Sierra de Gredos, 2007, etc.) spins a story about storytelling. Read full book review >

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ON A DARK NIGHT I LEFT MY SILENT HOUSE by Peter Handke
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2000

In the Austrian postmodernist's latest metafiction (My Year in the No-Man's-Bay, 1998, etc.), an unnamed narrator retells a story told to him by a disoriented pharmacist: of marital and familial estrangement, a journey to a remote Alpine location accompanied by a poet and a former champion skier (who may be avatars of the pharmacist's own conflicting traits and impulses), and the reappearances (in strange guises) of seemingly lost loved ones. Read full book review >

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I AM ZOE HANDKE by Eric Larsen
Released: March 1, 1992

"Austere and insistently repetitive, a book that despite its midwestern locales more comfortably aligns with those of recent European gray-palette essentialists like, say, Thomas Bernhard or Michel Tournier."
Larsen (An American Memory, winner of the Heartland Prize, 1988) now takes up that book's main character's wife—who chants a kind of epistemological plainsong from the notes of her very pained life. Read full book review >

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THE MORAVIAN NIGHT by Peter Handke
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 6, 2016

"A sad story—perhaps, but one in which fantasy and history dance nimbly. Stellar."
The renowned Austrian novelist looks back on a body of work and a terrible century in this elegiac tale, first published in German in 2008. Read full book review >

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CROSSING THE SIERRA DE GREDOS by Peter Handke
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2007

"Yeats called it 'the fascination of what's difficult.' Nobody writing today surpasses Peter Handke at trying to make sense of it all."
A complex quest for meaning enriches and encumbers this novel, originally published in Europe in 2000, from the prolific Austrian novelist, playwright and essayist. Read full book review >

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PETER JENNINGS by Kate Darnton
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2007

"Evocative glimpses of a sorely missed class act."
A warm tribute to the Canadian high-school dropout who anchored ABC's World News Tonight for 22 years. Read full book review >

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MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 5, 1971

"And a serious piece by Carolyn Heilbrun from The American Scholar attesting to the 'enduring' grace of Lord Peter."
A fond recapitulation of the contribution of Dorothy Sayers by James Sandoe who edited this collection running to 430 pages and ending with a parody Codetta by E. C. Bentley. Read full book review >