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

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
This entry was posted in Uncategorized and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink.

One 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


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s