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Pens A Sorrow Beyond Dreams the eminent Austrian novelist and playwright Peter Handke's reckoning with his mother's life which spanned the rise of the Nazis World War II and postwar suffering and death Both stark and lyrical full. The half lit room The cream colored paint on the walls reflecting barely enough light to see The tiled floor absent of dirt or dust The cot which lies empty barren and untouched All of these circumstances all of these facts can be taken as a symbol for the hurt pain and utter emptiness Handke s mother felt as she grew to become in her own words nothing And so she was nothing and never would be anything it was so obvious that there was no need of a forecast She already said in my day though she was not yet thirty Until then she resigned herself but now life became so hard that for the first time she had to listen to reason She listened to reason but understood nothing As she raises a child and is married to a man that she doesn t love being beaten habitually and for being the unfortunate

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Wunschloses Unglück

The Sunday edition of the Kärntner Volkszeitung carried the following item under ‘Local News' ‘In the village of A G township a housewife aged 51 committed suicide on Friday night by taking an overdose of sleeping pills'So o. I came to this slim novella through Maggie Nelson who recommends it in RED PARTS It is the story of Handke s mother s suicide and his rapid attempts to capture it and her life through writing Handke is a strange wonderful writer and I raced through the early part of this with pleasure as he constructed a profile of his mother s life in Germany before her stagnancy set in I was particularly interested in how backgrounded WW2 was Hitler just a voice on the radioThe writing about her death was beautiful as well and strongly reminiscent of that magic scene in THE ARGONAUTS with Harry and his mother Handke s relief and the odd love that explodes out of him when alone with his mother s body was touching and gratifying And yet for all that I liked there are major holes in this work the absent

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Of love anger admiration and a keen sense of history this slim book reveals Handke at his most lucid and direct It is the most moving and accessible work in his distinguished career; it is indispensable Bill Marx The Boston Glob. Barely remembered reading this in 1996 back when I read everything Handke had published Read a yellowed mass market paperback with a cartoon image of the author on the cover Three by Peter Handke Reread the novella in this snazzy 75 pg standalone edition for what felt like the first time really because Knausgaard recently mentioned it as a major influence This straightforward yet essentially scene less life story about Handke s mother s suicide gave Knausgaard a blueprint for how to write about his father s slow suicide by alcohol My painful memory of her daily motions especially in the kitchen Otherwise I love Handke s prose and unpredictable movement Loved the dissolution at the end into a string of memories observations uotations statements as in The Weight of the World an all time f


10 thoughts on “Wunschloses Unglück

  1. says:

    I came to this slim novella through Maggie Nelson who recommends it in RED PARTS It is the story of Handke's mother's suicide and his rapid at

  2. says:

    A HYMN TO TRAGEDYIt is a difficult proposition to write a memoir about the death of one’s mother and that too when she commits suicide at the age of 51 I have a somber association with that number as my mother too passed away at t

  3. says:

    Briefly In Jeffrey Eugenides introduction readers are told “In fact German has two words for self slaughter Selbstmord which is roughly euivalent to the English “suicide” and Freitod which means literally “free death” and possesses a certain brave even heroic connotation” This puts me in mind of the character of Jessie in Marsha Norman’s unforgettable play 'night Mother a play everyone should see

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    What does it mean to write about Death not abstract death or death of some invented Other but Death in its most personal intimate self shattering form? How when the act of writing of composition is inherently distancing can one write about that which is closest to us? The relationship of Life to Death is that o

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    The half lit room The cream colored paint on the walls reflecting barely enough light to see The tiled floor absent of dirt or dust The cot which lies empty barren and untouched All of these circumstances all of these facts can be taken as a symbol for the hurt pain and utter emptiness Handke's mother felt as she grew to become i

  6. says:

    February 16 2020 the I read of Handke the it seems that the death of his Slovenian mother is the key to the whole edifice In addition to being a masterpiece in its own right this book helps unlock the mysteries of Repetition and the Moravian Night Clues to his strange and twisted politics are here as well She was; she became; she became nothingA teenage boy gives his mother the books he's been reading novels

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    “My sense of horror makes me feel better at last my boredom is gone; an unresisting body no exhausting distances a painless passa

  8. says:

    Barely remembered reading this in 1996 back when I read everything Handke had published Read a yellowed mass market paperback with a cartoon image of the author on the cover Three by Peter Handke Reread the novella in this snazzy 75 pg standalone edition for what felt like the first time really because Knausgaard recently mentioned it as a m

  9. says:

    Peter Handke has written an elegy for his mother a suicide unlike anything I've read before It is also the story of many women born

  10. says:

    It would be very difficult to write anything about this book without spoiling it for anyone who wants to read it