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The Resource A sorrow beyond dreams : a life story, Peter Handke ; introduction by Jeffrey Eugenides ; translated from the German by Ralph Manheim

A sorrow beyond dreams : a life story, Peter Handke ; introduction by Jeffrey Eugenides ; translated from the German by Ralph Manheim

Label
A sorrow beyond dreams : a life story
Title
A sorrow beyond dreams
Title remainder
a life story
Statement of responsibility
Peter Handke ; introduction by Jeffrey Eugenides ; translated from the German by Ralph Manheim
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Contributor
Author
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Language
  • eng
  • ger
  • eng
Summary
Peter Handke's mother was an invisible woman. Throughout her life--which spanned the Nazi era, the war, and the postwar consumer economy--she struggled to maintain appearances, only to arrive at a terrible recognition: "I'm not human any more." Not long after, she killed herself with an overdose of sleeping pills. In A Sorrow Beyond Dreams her son sits down to record what he knows, or thinks he knows, about his mother's life and death before, in his words, "the dull speechlessness--the extreme speechlessness" of grief takes hold forever. And yet the experience of speechlessness, as it marks both suffering and love, lies at the heart of Handke's brief but unforgettable elegy. This austere, scrupulous, and deeply moving book is one of the finest achievements of a great contemporary writer
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Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
CGP
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Handke, Peter
Dewey number
833/.914
Index
no index present
LC call number
PT2668.A5
LC item number
W813 2012
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1907-1992
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  • Manheim, Ralph
  • Eugenides, Jeffrey
Series statement
FSG classics
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  • Handke, Peter
  • Mothers
  • Mothers
  • Mothers and sons
  • Women
  • Grief
Label
A sorrow beyond dreams : a life story, Peter Handke ; introduction by Jeffrey Eugenides ; translated from the German by Ralph Manheim
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Copyright
Note
  • Translation of: Wunschloses Unglück. Originally published in German in 1972
  • English translation published in hardcover in 1974. Published with this introduction, 2002
Bar code
  • 31223122865125
  • 31223122865190
  • 31223122865208
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
Paperback edition.
Extent
xv, 69 pages
Isbn
9780374533649
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)829382161
Label
A sorrow beyond dreams : a life story, Peter Handke ; introduction by Jeffrey Eugenides ; translated from the German by Ralph Manheim
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Translation of: Wunschloses Unglück. Originally published in German in 1972
  • English translation published in hardcover in 1974. Published with this introduction, 2002
Bar code
  • 31223122865125
  • 31223122865190
  • 31223122865208
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
Paperback edition.
Extent
xv, 69 pages
Isbn
9780374533649
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)829382161

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