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A Moment of True Feeling
by Peter Handke
Gregor Keusching, ung österrikisk ambassadtjänsteman, drömmer en natt att han mördat en människa. Han drabbas av en kris: världen blir främmande, meningslös och människorna förvandlas till likgiltiga skuggor. Han fortsätter att leva som ingenting hade hänt men allt är oväsentligt för honom. Stark skildring av en människas känsla av totalt utanförskap.
Hardcover, 133 pages
Published June 1st 1977 by Farrar Straus Giroux
(first published 1975)
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Die Stunde der wahren Empfindung (1975) (translated into English under the title A Moment of True Feeling) is a relatively early entry in Handke's (b. 1942) oeuvre, but he already has much of his characteristic voice and strengths in this book. A minor functionary, Gregor (**), at the Austrian embassy in Paris dreams one night that he murders an old women, and this dream causes him to fall right out of the bottom of his life - suddenly every aspect of himself, his job, family and surroundings ...more
Much like Kafka's Gregor Samsa in The Metamorphosis, Peter Handke's protagonist in A Moment of True Feeling, Gregor Keuschnig, awakens one morning to find himself transformed. The difference in Keuschnig's case is that the transformation is purely internal. He has dreamed that he is a murderer, and with the desperation of a genuinely guilty man goes about his domestic, professional, and extra-curricular activities pretending that all is well, thinking that he must conceal the change he has under ...more
Avant-garde Austrian novelist and playwright. His body of work has been awarded numerous literary prizes.More about Peter Handke...