Peter Handke


Born
in Griffen, Austria
December 06, 1942

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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: 3.46 · 14,896 ratings · 1,906 reviews · 201 distinct worksSimilar authors
A Sorrow Beyond Dreams

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3.79 avg rating — 2,927 ratings — published 1972 — 76 editions
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The Goalie's Anxiety at the...

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3.20 avg rating — 2,965 ratings — published 1970 — 73 editions
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Short Letter, Long Farewell

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3.43 avg rating — 1,179 ratings — published 1972 — 47 editions
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The Left-Handed Woman

3.23 avg rating — 1,625 ratings — published 1976 — 48 editions
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Kaspar and Other Plays

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3.83 avg rating — 249 ratings — published 1967 — 4 editions
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The Afternoon of a Writer

3.44 avg rating — 501 ratings — published 1987 — 31 editions
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On a Dark Night I Left My S...

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3.22 avg rating — 290 ratings — published 1997 — 22 editions
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Slow Homecoming

3.68 avg rating — 319 ratings — published 1979 — 24 editions
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Publikumsbeschimpfung und a...

3.40 avg rating — 272 ratings — published 1966 — 16 editions
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The Weight of the World

4.07 avg rating — 181 ratings — published 1977 — 15 editions
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“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

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January 2020 Short Story/Novella Poll

 
  99 votes, 34.4%

 
  55 votes, 19.1%

Jeeves Takes Charge (story), from: Carry on, Jeeves by P.G. Wodehouse, 26 pages, 1925
 
  44 votes, 15.3%

Boys and Girls by Alice Munro, 10 pages, 1964
 
  38 votes, 13.2%

 
  28 votes, 9.7%

 
  24 votes, 8.3%

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