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Peter Handke

The Fruit Thief - or - A simple Trip into the Interior

Peter Handke
Foto: Peter Handke
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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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The Fruit Thief is nothing less than the book of the world: within it everything is possible, in both a positive as well as a negative sense. And reading it means: to have new experiences beyond everything previously imagined or depicted. In sum: a brand new novel from Peter Handke.

Peter Handke’s latest recounts three days in the life of the fruit thief: on an August day shortly before her departure for Picardy, the wanderer meets her father who wants to give her a few pointers on how she should act. Alexia, as she is known, and her mother, the banker, had made amends after she travelled around the world. Now, during her stay in Ile-de-France, Alexia renounces her favourite (illegal?) pastime in order to prepare for something new. But what? The experience of the landscape? The risk of friendship? Or everything? And, most of all, adventure itself? Alexia’s openness allows her to experience everyday life in an exceptionally intense way and provides her with an experience of the world in images from never-before-known dimensions. »What she experienced in the three days of her trip into the interior: strange. Or not? No, strange indeed. Enduringly strange. Eternally strange.«

Other publications

Tage und Werke/Days and Works (2015)

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Italy (Guanda)

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

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Chinese simplex rights (Horizon), Brazilian Portuguese Rights (Estaçao Liberdade), France (Gallimard), Italy (Guanda), Denmark (Batzer), Finland (Lurra), Slovenia (Mohorjeva založba/Hermagoras)

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

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English world rights (FSG), Spanish world rights (Alianza), Chinese simplex rights (Horizon), Brazilian Portuguese Rights (Estaçao Liberdade), France (Gallimard), Italy (Guanda), Denmark (Batzer)

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

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Spanish world rights (Casus Belli), France (Bruit du Temps), Norway (Samlaget), Japan (Ronsosha)

Der Große Fall/The Great Fall (2011)

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English world rights (Seagull), Spanish world rights (Alianza), Catalan world rights (Rayo Verde), Arabic world rights (Kanaan), France (Gallimard), Italy (Garzanti), Denmark (Rod & Co.), Norway (Pelikanen), Finland (Lurra), Czech Republic (Rubato), Bulgaria (Paradox), Greece (Hestia)

Immer noch Sturm/Storm Still (2010)

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English world rights (Seagull), France (Bruit du Temps), Norway (Samlaget), Slovenia (Wieser)

Die Morawische Nacht/Morava Night (2008)

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English world rights (FSG), Spanish world rights (Alianza), France (Gallimard), Italy (Garzanti), Netherlands (Wereldbibliotheek), Finland (Lurra), Serbia (Clio)

Kali/Potash (2007)

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Spanish world rights (Alianza), France (Gallimard), Italy (Garzanti), Netherlands (Wereldbibliotheek), Denmark (Gyldendal), Turkey (Can)

Don Juan/Don Juan (2004)

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English world rights (FSG), Spanish world rights (Alianza), Galician world rights (Sotelo Blanco), Russia (Ast-Press Kniga), Brazilian Portuguese (Estação Liberdade), Arabic world rights (Dar Al Adab), France (Gallimard), Italy (Garzanti), Denmark (Gyldendal), Sweden (Bonniers), Finland (Lurra), Korea (Vega Books), Japan (Sanshusha), Poland (Czytelnik), Czech Republic (Prostor), Bulgaria (Riva), Romania (Paralela 45), Croatia (Fraktura), Serbia (Clio), Slovenia (Cankarjeva Zalozba), Turkey (Can), Greece (Exandas), Macedonia (Magor), Armenia (Antares)

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

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English world rights (FSG), Spanish world rights (Alianza), Brazilian Portuguese (Estação Liberdade), France (Gallimard), Italy (Garzanti), Greece (Exandas)

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

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English world rights (FSG), Spanish world rights (Alianza), Portugal (Noticias), France (Gallimard), Italy (Garzanti), Netherlands (de Prom), Sweden (Bonniers), Korea (Munhakdongne), Vietnam (East West Culture Company), Poland (Czytelnik), Czech Republic (Prostor), Slovakia (Slovensky Spisovatel), Romania (Paralela 45), Lithuania (Lithuanian Writers), Turkey (Can)

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

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Spanish world rights (Alianza Editoral - published, rights reverted), France (Gallimard - published, rights reverted), Italy (Einaudi Editore - published, rights reverted), Norway (Pelikanen)

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

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English world rights (FSG), Spanish world rights (Alianza), France (Gallimard), Italy (Garzanti), Netherlands (de Prom), Sweden (Bonniers), Norway (Gyldendal Norsk), Turkey (Aylak Adam)

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

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USA (FSG), Spanish world rights (Alianza), Chinese simplex rights (Horizon), Brazilian Portuguese Rights (Estaçao Liberdade), France (Gallimard), Italy (Garzanti), Netherlands (de Prom), Denmark (Batzer), Sweden (Bonniers), Norway (Gyldendal Norsk), Czech Republic (Prostor), Slovenia (Wieser), Greece (Kastaniotis)

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

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USA (FSG), Spanish world rights (Alianza), Chinese simplex rights (Horizon), Brazilian Portuguese Rights (Estaçao Liberdade), France (Gallimard), Italy (Garzanti), Netherlands (de Prom), Denmark (Batzer), Sweden (Bonniers), Norway (Gyldendal Norsk), Finnland (Lurra), Czech Republic (Prostor), Slovenia (Wieser)

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

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USA (FSG), Spanish world rights (Alianza), Chinese simplex rights (Horizon), Brazilian Portuguese Rights (Estaçao Liberdade), France (Gallimard), Italy (Garzanti), Netherlands (de Prom), Denmark (Batzer), Sweden (Bonniers), Norway (Gyldendal Norsk), Czech Republic (Prostor), Slovenia (Wieser), Greece (Kastaniotis)