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Not “Schadenfreude” but “diebische Freude” — solidarity among thieves in Peter Handke’s Die Obstdiebin — The Fruit Thief

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The break between semesters opens up free time for walks and reading and the contemplation that can attend both. I find myself turning to Peter Handke’s novel Die Obstdiebin, published in 2017 but only now drawing my sustained attention, turning to … Continue reading

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On What Would Have Been His 63rd Birthday

On John’s birthday, 23 years after his death, I remember us standing together in front of our house in Farmington, New Mexico for a photo: Separated by nearly 2 years, the first two of 8 children, we had our many … Continue reading

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