Peter Handke: Ibsen Award for Drama

On the 21 of September Peter Handke received The International Ibsen Award.

There was a heated debate, much of it uninformed by any knowledge of Handke’s work and driven by certainty.

One of the more egregious claims was that Handke is a fascist who supports fascists in Serbia while denying war crimes committed by Serbs.

Michael Roloff took on one of the published accounts in THIS THOUGHTFUL POST.

And HERE the International Ibsen Award site.

About Scott Abbott

I received my Ph.D. in German Literature from Princeton University in 1979. Then I taught at Vanderbilt University, BYU, and Utah Valley State College. At Utah Valley University, I directed the Program in Integrated Studies for its initial 13 years and was also Chair of the Department of Humanities and Philosophy for three years. My publications include a book on Freemasonry and the German Novel, two co-authored books with Zarko Radakovic (REPETITIONS and VAMPIRES & A REASONABLE DICTIONARY, published in Serbo-Croatian in Belgrade and in English with Punctum Books), a book with Sam Rushforth (WILD RIDES AND WILDFLOWERS, Torrey House Press), a "fraternal meditation" called IMMORTAL FOR QUITE SOME TIME (University of Utah Press), and translations of three books by Austrian author Peter Handke, of an exhibition catalogue called "The German Army and Genocide," and, with Dan Fairbanks, of Gregor Mendel's important paper on hybridity in peas. More famously, my children are in the process of creating good lives for themselves: as a model and dance/yoga studio manager, as a teacher of Chinese language, as an ecologist and science writer, as a jazz musician, as a parole officer, as a contractor, as a seasonal worker (Alaska and Park City, Utah), and as parents. I share my life with UVU historian Lyn Bennett, with whom I have written a cultural history of barbed wire -- THE PERFECT FENCE (Texas A&M University Press). Some publications at
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1 Response to Peter Handke: Ibsen Award for Drama

  1. Scott Abbott says:

    [posted for Michael Roloff]

    Yes, this fellow Orvid Berg is quite something, his smiling face while he delivers himself of his attacks on Handke. However, Knausgard then took it upon himself to set some of these Nordic Idiorts straight

    and a lot of other folks there chimed in. i am now doing my piece on “humanity hyenas” & the souring of the milk of human kindness,” of which, considering my origins, I could easily have been one


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