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Peter Handke

Versuch über den Stillen Ort

(literal English title: Essay on The Quite Place)
(German title: Versuch über den Stillen Ort)
ca. 109 pages
Clothbound
2012
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

In his Versuch über den Stillen Ort, Handke describes the uniqueness of tranquil places. Over the course of his life on several different continents, he has come to regard such places as distinctive – spaces that offer retreat by virtue of their seclusion. Yet at the same time they provide the strength to turn one’s attention towards others and the Other.

At the end of the last century, Peter Handke invented a new literary genre, the Versuch. His successful trilogy, which has been translated into many languages – Versuch über die Müdigkeit, Versuch über die Jukebox und Versuch über den geglückten Tag (published at FSG as The Jukebox and other essays on storytelling) – are not essays: they do not argue in favour or against a person or subject. Peter Handke’s Versuche are dialogues that revolve around an everyday event or an idea, presenting them in their various forms.

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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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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Don Juan/Don Juan (2004)

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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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