Tag Archives: Peter Handke

A Revelation: Three Muses Appear in a Dream

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I have been suffering from writer’s block for most of a month now, two months maybe. Part of the problem is that I’m working on four different projects: a book on the standing metaphor (almost impossibly broad and perhaps beyond … Continue reading

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Reading Peter Handke, Part 2

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30 May 2022 My Bookmark (from Tübingen’s Osiandersche Buchhandlung, in business since 1596!) takes me to page 40 of the new book Inner Dialogues. Handke never ends a note with a period; these thoughts open to new thoughts: I don’t … Continue reading

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Reading Peter Handke

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Innere Dialoge an den Rändern 2016-2021 Inner Dialogues at the Peripheries 27 May 2022 Up at 6:30. While coffee brews, I open the new collection from Handke’s notebooks: fragments of thought, aphorisms, reading notes, reflections. I begin the day as … Continue reading

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Zwiegespräch (Dialogue / Conversation)

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Zwiegespräch (Dialogue / Conversation) Bibliothek Suhrkamp, 2022 Peter Handke’s new book is an invitation to a conversation between two old friends, two old fools. An  invitation because I too, old fool that I am, find myself involved in the conversation from the … Continue reading

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TV Review of “Book on Friendship” — Mr. Fiery and Mr. Worthless, Authors

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Review by Jasmina Vrbavac A section of the Belgrade TV program “Cultural Center,” 20 April 2022 https://www.rts.rs/page/tv/sr/story/21/rts-2/4781905/kulturni-centar.html The section about our Book of Friendship begins at 18:06. Besides or behind or with the generous and illuminating review, a fascinating set of animations … Continue reading

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Book of Friendship

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Aleksa Đukanović“RESURRECTION” OF THE SENTIMENTAL NOVEL(Book of Friendship, Žarko Radaković / Scott Abbott, Laguna 2022.) Review in Belgrade’s daily newspaper POLITIKA Translation by the well-known wizard: google translate A book about friendship: a joint prose achievement written in two voices … Continue reading

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Peter Handke: 79th Birthday Today

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Peter Handke and his work have influenced and inspired me for more than 30 years. Proof lies in a set of publications on his work, translations of his work, and narratives of traveling with him. Today I’m deeply grateful for … Continue reading

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Ivo Andrić Prize

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In May, Peter Handke was awarded the “Ivo Andrić Prize” by the Andrić Institute in Višegrad for the best book published in Serbia or the Republic of Srpska during 2020. The award was for the novel “The Second Sword: May … Continue reading

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Repetitions

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Several times a week I walk up and down the foothills our town of Woodland Hills perches on. Santaquin Peak and Tower Mountain rise above us to the southeast and east, Utah Valley stretches away to the north. I carry … Continue reading

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Peter Handke’s “Head Coverings in Skopje”

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On a bright November morning, with hope for relief from nationalist and xenophobic provocations by our current red-hatted narcicist-in-chief, I offer this translation of Peter Handke’s paean to “and” as opposed to “or” (from the book Once Again for Thucydides). … Continue reading

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