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Wednesday, June 17, 2009

BEST HANDKE BOOKS

LOTHAR STRUCK, who runs the great German literary Blog, "BEGLEITSCHREIBEN
asked me today which I regarded as Handke's best books, and I replied the following:
in German, whose translation i wil put in {...}

Man sollte es so definieren: das gelungenste jeder der verschiedenen Perioden und der Arten {the question ought to be defined this way: the most successful from the various periods and of its kind:

PROSA

1] Der Hausierer {The Peddler} not in English but in the Romance Languages...{1967}

2] Der Kurze Brief zum langen Abschied {Short Letter Long Farewell just republished by New York Review of Books Books}

3] Ueber die Doerfer [Walk about the Villages, Ariadne Press,
 this is the summa of Handke}{1982}

4] Die Wiederholung {The Repetition} 1986

5] Die Abwesenheit {ABSENCE - 1987}

6] Versuch über die Jukebox {Essay on the Jukebox} 1989

7] Niemandsbucht {No-Man's-Bay - 1992]

8] Del Gredos [2003]

9] Don Juan [oder: was fuer ein geiler Frauenheld ich Peter Handke doch bin!] [[2005] Translation by Krishna Winston exists, and so is imminent from Farrar, Straus.


und jetzt [10] wahrscheinlich Morawisch {and Morawian Nights which will be available in French and Spanish sooner than in English}

Gedichte: {Poem}

1] Die Einzahl und die Mehrzahl [aus Innenwelt] Singular and Plural
from Innerworld; some copies available via Amazon; the poem itself I use at the handkelecture site. {1967}

2
] die Sinnlosigkeit und das Glück {Nonsense and Happiness - title poem of self-named book. {1973}
3] Ueber die Doerfer - Walk About the Village, see above,
it has all of Handke, his richest Work.

Stuecke:{P{ays}

1] Ritt Bodensee [eigentlich sollte man alle fruehen stuecke mitsamt stunde als ein Werk bezeichnen] {Ride Across Lake Constance - actually one ought to regard all the early pieces and HOUR as one piece}
2] Die Stunde als...{hour, completed 1992}
3] Kunst des Fragens {Art of Asking - 1995}
4] Einbaum...{The Play about the Film about the War - 1999]


Essayistisches
: 9te Land. {Booklength essay: the first of his books addressing Yugoslavia, this one deals with Slovenia: The End of the Dream of the 9th Land} not in English, but in the Romance and Slavic languages.

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m.r




1 comment:

L S said...

Okay, my list:

NOVELLS
Die Wiederholung
Versuch über den geglueckten Tag / Versuch über die Jukebox
Die morawische Nacht (Good for beginners!)
Langsame Heimkehr

PLAYS
Das Spiel vom Fragen
Über die Dörfer
Zuruestungen für die Unsterblichkeit
Publikumsbeschimpfung

POEMS
Naja...

DIARYS
Gestern unterwegs (guess, it's the best all all Handke-books)
Das Gewicht der Welt
Am Felsfenster morgens
Die Geschichte des Bleistifts

ESSAYS
Aufsatzsammlung: Ich bin ein Bewohner des Elfenbeinturms (I learnt a lot from lecture)
Gerechtigkeit für Serbien

OTHERS
Film - Der Himmel über Berlin (mit Wim Wenders)
Besprechungen - eine in der ZEIT über die französischen Filmemacher Huillet/Straub
Übersetzungen - Aischylos; Bove

WHAT I DID NOT UNDERSTAND (my problem)
Der Bildverlust

Some very good books not included (like "Niemandsbucht" or "Noch einmal für Thukydides"), but it's so much...

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