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Peter Handke

Don Juan - His own novel

(German title: Don Juan)
ca. 160 pages
Clothbound
2004
Peter Handke
Foto: Peter Handke
© Donata Wenders

Peter Handke, born in 1942 in Griffen (Austria), lives near Paris. His books are translated into more than 35 languages.

»German literature is not conceivable without Peter Handke.« Die Zeit

For more information on the author and his works:
www.handkeonline.onb.ac.at
 

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About

Peter Handke tells nothing less but »the definitive and the solely true story of Don Juan«

More precisely it is the story told by Don Juan himself, during seven days in a Maigarten in Port-Royal-des-Champs, and only once in a while, a commentary of the one who is being told the adventures of the seven past days pops up.

Praise

»Since [...] the deepest aspiration of this Don Juan seems to be the urge to avoid the clichés of seduction.A postheroic, postemancipative Don Juan, so to say, who desires the women in plural, though conscious of not wanting to hurt the singular. While Don Juan´s women, amazones and brides at the same time, finally assail the narrator´s house, this isn´t about desire of revenge, but moreso a final image of Peter Handke´s love utopy, told by himself.« Ina Hartwig, FR

»This is Handke-land. Such as no other contemporary author may apprehend and write about, a tableau, loosened in its motives and details, modern and in a strikingly precise romantism.« NZZ

»The seductor Don Juan has triumphed in the narrative. It is Peter Handkes triumph.« Welt am Sonntag

»[...]a chef d´oeuvre full of poetry« Focus

Other publications

Die Obstdiebin oder Einfache Fahrt ins Landesinnere/The Fruit Thief - or - A simple Trip into the Interior (2017)

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Tage und Werke/Days and Works (2015)

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Versuch über den Pilznarren/Versuch über den Pilznarren (2013)

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Versuch über den Stillen Ort/Versuch über den Stillen Ort (2012)

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Die schönen Tage von Aranjuez/The Beautiful Days of Aranjuez (2012)

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Der Große Fall/The Great Fall (2011)

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Immer noch Sturm/Storm Still (2010)

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Die Morawische Nacht/Morava Night (2008)

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Kali/Potash (2007)

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Der Bildverlust oder Durch die Sierra de Gredos/Crossing the Sierra de Gredos (2002)

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In einer dunklen Nacht ging ich aus meinem stillen Haus/On a Dark Night I Left My Silent House (1997)

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Sommerlicher Nachtrag zu einer winterlichen Reise/Summer Postscript to a Winter Journey (1996)

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Mein Jahr in der Niemandsbucht/My Year In No Man's Bay (1994)

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Versuch über den geglückten Tag/Versuch über den geglückten Tag (1991)

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Versuch über die Jukebox/Versuch über die Jukebox (1990)

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Versuch über die Müdigkeit/Versuch über die Müdigkeit (1989)

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