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Suhrkamp Verlag’s Detailed Response to the Nobel Prize Controversy

Suhrkamp Verlag’s response to the protests of Peter Handke’s Nobel Prize

Clarifications, materials and further sources related to an ongoing debate

WORK IN PROGRESS 

As of: 31 October 2019 

Preliminary Note 

The debate surrounding the awarding of the Nobel Prize to Peter Handke has, in the meantime, grown international. Below, some of the major topics publicly discussed in that debate have been collected and juxtaposed with texts and personal statements of Handke’s, as well as research on his publications.  Continue reading

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Peter Handke’s “That beautiful ‘And so on'” — Part V

V   The Play of the Film of the War 1:30 a.m., 1 June 1998 I’m sitting in my room in the Hotel Višegrad, looking out onto the Drina and the Turkish bridge, still lit by floodlamps. The bridge’s eleven arches … Continue reading

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Peter Handke’s “That beautiful ‘And so on'” — Parts III and IV

III A Summer’s Addendum to a Wintry Journey 29 May 1998, Višegrad, Republika Srpska Was denkt in dir? Peter asks. What? I ask, unable to hear him over the noise of Milka and her band. What is thinking in you? … Continue reading

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Peter Handke’s “That Beautiful ‘And so on'” — Part Two

II   A Journey to the Rivers: Justice for Serbia Translating Peter Handke’s A Journey to the Rivers: Justice for Serbia into English, I called Žarko to ask about the phrase: “Do we need a new Gavrilo Princip?” What kind … Continue reading

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Peter Handke’s Yugoslavia Work

“That beautiful And so on”: Peter Handke’s Yugoslavia Work In his 1991 plea for Slovenia to remain part of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, Peter Handke noted that he was born in a village in Austria’s Carinthia: “At that time, in … Continue reading

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External Expert for the Nobel Prize Committee Discusses the Choice of Peter Handke

Henrik Petersen wrote yesterday in the German magazine Der Spiegel about the decision to award the Nobel Prize. I’ll link to the piece HERE. Because Petersen writes in German, here some especially interesting passages in my translation: Is Handke’s confrontation … Continue reading

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My Translation of Peter Handke’s Justice for Serbia

I’ll admit from that start that my books have never sold well. Lyn and I just received our annual royalty checks from Texas A&M University Press for our book about the meanings of barbed wire: The Perfect Fence. $36 each. Sam and … Continue reading

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More on Peter Handke’s Nobel Prize

A response to Aleksandar Hemon’s opinion piece in yesterday’s New York Times: Aleksandar Hemon’s explosive denunciation of Peter Handke’s Nobel Prize saddens me. I traveled with Handke in Serbia and Bosnia and witnessed sites of genocide and ethnic cleansing in … Continue reading

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Translating and Traveling with a Genocide Denier

I have and I did and he wasn’t/isn’t. Essay developing………

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Peter Handke: That Beautiful “And So On”

Peter Handke grew up in Griffen, Austria, a linguistically mixed community whose Catholic church featured stations of the cross with captions in Slovenian. His mother spoke both Slovenian and German. Handke has translated books of poetry by Gustav Janus and … Continue reading

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