New Edition of Peter Handke’s REPETITION

New Edition of Peter Handke's REPETITION

The Last Books, Amsterdam, has just published a new edition of Peter Handke’s novel REPETITION. Ralph Manheim’s translation had gone out of print and Phil Baber negotiated the rights for this reprint. He designed the book, which has one of the most beautiful covers I have ever seen. Powder blue, with the title foil-printed in a bright yellow that nonetheless feels subdued—has ever a book cover been so understated, so exquisite? The text is set in Bradford, a beautifully spare typeface designed by Laurenz Brunner.

The book can be ordered HERE.

“. . . my whole being fell silent, and read.”



About Scott Abbott

Ph.D. in German Literature from Princeton University, 1979. Then I taught at Vanderbilt University, BYU, and Utah Valley State College. At Utah Valley University, I'm Director of the Program in Integrated Studies and former Chair of the Department of Humanities and Philosophy. My publications include a book on Freemasonry and the German Novel, two co-authored books with Zarko Radakovic (published in Serbo-Croatian in Belgrade), and translations of a book by Austrian author Peter Handke and of a catalogue of an exhibit called "The German Army and Genocide." More famously, my children are in the process of creating good lives for themselves: as a model and manager, as a teacher of Chinese language, as a watershed scientist and science writer, as a jazz musician, as a corrections officer, as university students, and as parents. I share my life with UVU historian Lyn Bennett and our yellow dog Blue. Some publications at
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2 Responses to New Edition of Peter Handke’s REPETITION

  1. flowerville says:

    nice. so it arrived and you had good light so your photos show it with the colours not distorted unlike mine (always grey weather so used desklamp to help with light). the really nice thing is this simplicty, the cover like the sky over all the (geistige) wanderings and more one does not need (except hints towards who wrote it and the wonderful indication on the backside).


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