La donna mancina
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Una donna trentenne, felicemente sposata e madre di un bambino, chiede improvvisamente al marito di andarsene di casa e di lasciarla sola col figlio. Non c'è alcun motivo apparente in quella richiesta, eppure il marito la asseconda, limitandosi in seguito ad alcuni blandi tentativi di tornare, che sa già destinati all'insuccesso. Senza drammi, ma con convinzione sempre più...more
Hardcover, La biblioteca di Repubblica - Novecento #91, 96 pages
Published October 1st 2003 by Gruppo Editoriale L'Espresso (first published 1976)
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jana
كيف نقرأ الوحدة؟ بتعبيرٍ أدق وأسلم: كيف ينبغي أن نقرأ الوحدة؟

إن الوحدة لا تُقرأ, هي تُعاش فقط
وكيف تُعاش وتكون هي القرار والحل والخلاص من نظرة جانبية؟
من إمرأة عسراء لا يُمثل عسرها هذا إلّا الجانب الآخر من التغيير الذي لا يعرفه الكثيرون.

أن تكون أعسر, يعني بشكلٍ ما.. أنت مميّز ومتطرف ومأخوذ بالحلول الغربية والجذرية.
طبعًا لا أقول هذا لأني عسراء -مع التنبيه- أنه لا يُنافي الحقيقة أبدًا.

الرواية هنا تحمل فلسفة بأطراف وشفرة حادّة. تأتي مُسلّحة برغبات
وحوائج لا تُفرغها النفس البشرية بسهولة.
بمعنى أننا نقرأ...more
Abdullah

تدور الرواية القصيرة حول امرأة تنتظر وصول زوجها بعد رحلة عمل طويلة نسبياً. و بعد عناق الأحباب و ليلة مثالية تخبره دون مبررات، دون حب جديد أو حتى نزوة طائشة أنها تفضّل العيش وحيدة مع طفلها. و لأن قراراً ضخماً كهذا يجرجر خلفه الكثير من التبعات. فالوحدة لا تبدو على الدوام آمنة كما أنها ليست بالمشروع الذي يمكن الإشادة به على المدى البعيد. زوجها بالمقابل على النقيض منها تماماً فهو من منذ اليوم الأول يمضي للعيش في منزل صديقتها فهو لا يتقبل الحياة الخاوية. يخبرها أنها على الأرجح ستبحث قريباً عن طريقة ل...more
Piperitapitta
Sottrazioni

Lo stesso giorno in cui Bruno, di ritorno da un lungo viaggio di lavoro all'estero, le rinnova la promessa del suo amore infinito, Marianne, gli chiede improvvisamente di andarsene, per restare sola, nel loro bungalow ("la loro unità d'abitazione", come la chiama Bruno), con
Il loro bambino.
«Per sempre?» - chiede Bruno.
E Marianne risponde «Non lo so. Ma per andare andrai e mi lascerai sola.»
Essenziale, affilato, algido solo per chi estraneo alla donna mancina.
Alienante, eppure vibrante...more
شكري الميدي أجي
المرأة العسراء : العزلة كحل نهائي .

إن الروايات القصيرة تحمل صبغة خاصة ، لغة مميزة ، سهلة و أقرب للحلم . لا غرابة أن يُسحر بها الكثيرين في العالم على اعتبار أنها وعاء جديد ، لأدب مدهش . كثيرة هي العناوين البارزة لهذا النوع الأدبي النادر نسبياًً : الشيخ و البحر لهمنغواي – الموت في فينسيا لتوماس مان – من أعاد دورتين لإسماعيل كادريه – الحيوان المحتضر لفليب روث – خيالات ضوء القمر لبانانا يوشيموتو – منزل الجميلات النائمات ليوسوناري كواباتا– سيلفيا لروائي الأمريكي ليوناردو مايكلز و بين يدي الآن رواية ص...more
Erin
My only reason for reading this is it is on the "1001 Books" list. It's very short, so I don't feel I wasted much time on it. I'll have to see why it's on the list....

This book was written with no emotion and I just couldn't get past that. The sentences strung out a story, but there was no passion or feeling anywhere in the book. And some of the sentences just seemed stuck at the end of the paragraph, with absolutly no connection to the storyl. Perhaps the author purposely did this, I have no id...more
Teresa
Este é um livro raro e estranho, que receio não ter compreendido completamente, embora gostasse de algumas ideias e passagens.
As personagens são invulgares e com comportamentos desconcertantes, o que me impossibilitou de criar empatia com elas.
Trata-se de uma leitura interessante, mas não inesquecível.

Deixo a frase que me motivou a lê-lo:
“Os homens querem sempre modificar-se a si próprios; as mulheres modificam as coisas, levando até às últimas consequências os seus actos e as suas vidas”
Nancy Brady
An odd book, very literary story of a woman who leaves her husband because she knows that some day he'll leave her. Living with only her son, she takes to long walks and comes into her own. Her attitude when she asks her husband to move out reminds of the song lyrics, "I'll reject you first." (from David Howie, perhaps)
Mitchell
I own it. I'll keep it. I'll reread it. Eighty-seven pages of minimalism, published 2 years after Raymond Carver's first book of minimalist short stories.

It reminds me of a recent film -- Frances Ha -- a black & white, pared-to-the-bone vision of contemporary young women in New York City. Although Handke's book is set in an upscale suburb of a German city, it seems very similar to me. Each asks something more of the viewer/reader than mainstream products of the same genre -- each asks the r...more
محمد
 المرأة العسراء

بيتر هاندكه



رواية سريعة جداً، خالية من كثير من التفاصيل، تنقلك من مكان إلى مكان..

لم يسبق لي أن قرأت رواية مثلها من قبل..

هذا النوع من الروايات لا يعجبني ولا أقرأ له كثيراً، والشيء الوحيد الذي شجعني لقراءة هذه الرواية هي المترجمة ماري طوق، المترجمة المبدعة والتي سبق لها وترجمة الكثير من الروايات من أكثرها شهرة رواية [ 11 دقيقة ] ..

الرواية تحكي عن الوحدة والتغيير المفاجئ في الحياة، والذي لا يكون مبرراً دائماً..!

أم وطفلها وصديقها وكذلك رجل معجب بالمرأة، مع ناشر وسائق وصديقة وبائعة في محل ..

هؤلاء كلهم شخصيات ال...more
Alan
(1985 notebook): Started Peter Handke's Left Handed Woman... finished Peter Handke's Left handed Woman. Short, detailed. We had a kid called Handke at school - not Peter though. Fat, tall, blonde, German. Was a good goalkeeper as I recall... Actually I think his name was Peter. I'll have to find out if he was left handed and walked home slowly.




Karen Codner
Angutioso, hiper realista, ignoro cómo son los otros libros de este autor austríaco. Aquí no existen los adjetivos ni los superlativos. Es una cámara que muestra al lector la realidad sin intervenciones propias del escritor. Es un arte lograr este tipo de escritura, no sé si es la que más me gusta. Una experiencia.
Kieran
This was an interesting read and I'll be honest, I'm glad it was a novella. I don't think the style and manner of the way he has written it would have worked on a more extended text. The story was very strange and dissociative, I'm guessing in order to show how "the woman" would be feeling after her life altering decision.
It would be very easy to say this book lacks emotion, but it's full of it, once again though it is expressed in an unconventional way. I don't know whether this is because the...more
Coincidence F
الرواية تُلقي الضوء على البُعد النفسي لشخوص الرواية ، الوحدة ، الفراغ ، الفراق ، القرار للقطيعة واختيار الوحدة .
بالنسبة لي لم تُعجبني كثيراً رغم ماتحمله من وصف دقيق للمشاعر المضطربة التي تعتلج أحياناً في خاطر كل أنثى تكتشف أنها فقدت ذاتها في مرحلة ما من حياتها.
J
My only reason for reading this is it is on the "1001 Books" list, and it was short. I confess: I don't think I understood it.

It is written in an odd, un-personal way. The main character it referred to as “the women” and her boy is “the child”. She is even talking about “the child”. This un-personal style becomes rather funny when one of the characters suddenly insists on being referred to by name. (Not that it changes anything, but it seems like he is commenting on how the writer describes him)...more
Thanaa Kofiia
كيف تتشكل بعد أن تختار الوحدة ؟
Sinesio
Romance de leitura nada agradável, em face da forma adotada por Handke de descrever estritamente as ações dos personagens, sem nenhuma explicação de suas ações, seja por parte de um narrador seja pelos próprios personagens. O elemento-chave do romance é a opção da protagonista, Mariana, de romper seu casamento, numa situação particularmente feliz, apenas por ter sentido uma "iluminação" que a teria induzido a tanto.

A opção voluntária pela solidão - pois nada mais há no romance que justifique aq...more
Ian
Peter Handke's The Left-Handed Woman comes across as experimental fiction, and whether it succeeds or fails is probably best left up to the reader. In this ultraslim novel the characters' motivations are left mostly unstated and their emotional responses are muted to a deliberately excessive degree. Marianne is married to Bruno and they have a young son. When Bruno returns from a business trip, happy to be home with his family, Marianne surprises him and herself by asking him to leave: she knows...more
Núria
Leyendo ‘La mujer zurda’ de Peter Handke he tenido las mismas sensaciones que puedo tener viendo cierto cine alemán con subtítulos y muy mal rollo de fondo, como esas películas de Michael Haneke tan desconcertantes en las que aparentemente no pasa nada pero, no sabes bien por qué, te hacen sentir incómoda, quizás porque están preñadas de una violencia que parece que va a estallar en cualquier momento. Y es que si un adjetivo es el adecuado para definir ‘La mujer zurda’ sin duda éste es “desconce...more
Raquel
Le doy dos estrellas porque el final me pareció que tenía algo de sentimiento, al contrario que el resto del libro, que se había dedicado a describir las acciones de la mujer y los pocos sentimientos que una persona pueda percibir en otra al mirarla. Pero el final me produjo la sensación de que, después de que todo el mundo se fuera de su casa, la protagonista por fin se siente aliviada, contenta por la decisión que ha tomado, acepta la soledad con brazos abiertos.
Elena
Η Αριστερόχειρη γυναίκα ήταν ένα βιβλίο που με δίχασε. Μία μορφή γραφής ξένη προς εμένα, όλη η νουβέλα είναι γεμάτη περιγραφές, καθόλου σκέψεις, ελάχιστοι διάλογοι. O Hanke μιλάει για τους ήρωές του μόνο μέσα από τις κινήσεις τους. Ένας αφηγητής που δεν είναι παντόπτης σε ένα βιβλίο που δεν είναι αστυνομικό. Δημιουργεί έντονη ατμόσφαιρα με τις εικόνες του. Σίγουρα θα το θυμάμαι για καιρό.
Ειλικρινά μου πήρε χρόνο να καταλάβω γιατί ονόμασε το βιβλίο «Η αριστερόχειρη γυναίκα» ….
Hakan Yaman
"Solak Kadın"ı okurken, ağır tempolu, düşük bütçeli bir film izliyormuş hissine kapıldım. Zaten Peter Handke de, 1976 yılında yazdığı romanı iki yıl sonra senaryolaştırmış ve filmi de kendisi yönetmiş. Handke'nin dingin, duru bir tarzı var. Olağanüstü hiç bir şeyin olmadığı romanları akıtmak zordur. Handke bu romanda zoru başarmış.
Víctor Sampayo
Después de una noche romántica, con cena incluida en un lujoso restaurante, Marianne ha decidido separarse de Bruno. Pero no nos adelantemos, no hay otro hombre, como dicta el lugar común, ni tampoco un ansia de independencia, típica de las reivindicaciones de género, sino apenas una “iluminación” que la acometerá a la mañana siguiente de la noche romántica, cuando ambos están por retomar su rutina después de haber pasado la noche en un hotel, mientras que Stefan, el hijo de Marianne, se quedó e...more
رقيَّة
أعتقد أن الترجمة رديئة قليلا والقصة غريبة وحمقاء،لم ترق لي أبدا
لا أدري مالذي استفادته ماريان من قرارها الطائش ذاك
!!
keltoum chahidi
رديئة جدا، والترجمة السيئة جعلتها مملة أكثر، في هذه الدنيا كثير من الكتب التي تستحق القراءة، هذا ليس إحداها!
Robin
I feel kind of virtuous after reading - took all of an hour to read. It was an "art book" to me - like an art film with all sorts of symbolism (I'm sure) that flew right over my head. I think they made a movie of it (it probably had subtitles and played in college towns). It's not my usual fare, but since I am a left-handed woman and I saw it on 1,001 books to read before you die, I couldn't resist. Thankfully Handke is not James Joyce, so it was short. Maybe it will come back to me at odd momen...more
Marc L
A wife suddenly breaks with her husband, although everything seemed to go well; she decays in loneliness, although she has a child. Handke describes all this in a very objective way, as though the people involved are robots, just functioning mechanically. This makes this short novel a very strange, and estranging reading-experience. It's a kind of modernized version of 'La nauséé" by Sartre, but with much less philosophy. I didn't like it.
M.
I enjoyed this, it's brevity, the simple prose, the tone. I can't remember where I heard about it and why it ended up added to my "to-read" list, but I certainly enjoyed it. It's comparable, I suppose, to Didion's Play It as It Lays without the glamour, and in a far more restrained manner. Like, entirely restrained.

Something about this struck me as "very Eastern European" though I can't say why. A quick, enjoyable read.
Sunny in Wonderland
That empty, lonely feeling that one experiences after separating from a long-time partner. The split is for the best - it's wanted by both parties - and yet, loneliness pervades the soul. Emptiness.

Somehow, Handke recreates that feeling in the reader with sparse, minimalist writing.

Read it yourself online HERE.
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