You are cordially invited to join us for the launch of To Duration by Peter Handke (translated by Scott Abbott) at San Serriffe bookstore, Sint Annenstraat 30, Amsterdam, on 14 January 2016, at 8 p.m.
To Duration was published in German in 1986. This edition represents its first appearance in English, and was named one of 2015’s “books of the year” in the Times Literary Supplement:
“Peter Handke’s long poem Gedicht an die Dauer came out in 1986 and has only just been brought out in English, as To Duration, in a fine translation by Scott Abbott… That the same person could write Offending the Audience, Essay on Tiredness, Repetition and this poem is quite remarkable. Handke is one of the shining literary lights of our time and it says a great deal about the insularity of our culture that this profound and beautiful poem has had to wait almost thirty years to appear in English.” —Gabriel Josipovici
The book can be ordered online here.