Peter Handke


Born
in Griffen, Austria
December 06, 1942

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Influences


Peter Handke is an Avant-garde Austrian novelist and playwright. His body of work has been awarded numerous literary prizes, including the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2019. He has also collaborated with German director Wim Wenders, writing the script for The Wrong Move and co-writing the screenplay for Wings of Desire.

Average rating: 3.44 · 18,901 ratings · 2,526 reviews · 247 distinct worksSimilar authors
A Sorrow Beyond Dreams

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3.79 avg rating — 3,843 ratings — published 1972 — 86 editions
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The Goalie's Anxiety at the...

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3.19 avg rating — 3,699 ratings — published 1970 — 80 editions
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Short Letter, Long Farewell

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3.38 avg rating — 1,497 ratings — published 1972 — 52 editions
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The Left-Handed Woman

3.22 avg rating — 1,981 ratings — published 1976 — 50 editions
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The Afternoon of a Writer

3.45 avg rating — 617 ratings — published 1987 — 32 editions
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Kaspar and Other Plays

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3.82 avg rating — 268 ratings — published 1967 — 4 editions
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Slow Homecoming

3.60 avg rating — 395 ratings — published 1979 — 7 editions
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On a Dark Night I Left My S...

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3.24 avg rating — 357 ratings22 editions
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Publikumsbeschimpfung und a...

3.37 avg rating — 318 ratings — published 1966 — 18 editions
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The Weight of the World

4.06 avg rating — 207 ratings — published 1977 — 17 editions
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More books by Peter Handke…
“If a nation loses its storytellers, it loses its childhood.”
Peter Handke

“When the child was a child, it didn’t know that it was a child, everything was soulful, and all souls were one.”
Peter Handke, Song of Childhood

“حاجة ماسة للبوح تصادفها أقصى درجات الصمت”
Peter Handke, الشقاء العادي

Polls

January 2020 Short Story/Novella Poll

 
  98 votes, 34.5%

 
  55 votes, 19.4%

Jeeves Takes Charge (story), from: Carry on, Jeeves by P.G. Wodehouse, 26 pages, 1925
 
  42 votes, 14.8%

Boys and Girls by Alice Munro, 10 pages, 1964
 
  38 votes, 13.4%

 
  27 votes, 9.5%

 
  24 votes, 8.5%

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