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A Moment of True Feeling

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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
Jun 30, 2012 Ian rated it it was amazing
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
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This one's hilarious. The scene with his lover and the one with the woman he sees through a window while he's at work and the one with the dinner guests.
This one ranks slightly behind my other two favorite of his: Short Letter... and The Goalie's...
In Erinnerung sind mir vor allem die Bescheibungen von Orten und Eindrücken in Paris. Sicher eine von Handkes Stärken: Feine Beschreibungen von Un-Orten, also solchen, die normalerweise außer Fokus bleiben.
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Jun 11, 2007 Lee rated it it was amazing
This one is great - an amazing dinner scene that goes badly. The anxiety of crossing the street with a cup of coffee in your hand as a train runs beneath . . .
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Attention, vous ne regarderez plus les quidams comme avant...
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Avant-garde Austrian novelist and playwright. His body of work has been awarded numerous literary prizes.
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