Wunschloses Unglück ( Pdf ) AUTHOR Peter Handke



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    I came to this slim novella through Maggie Nelson who recommends it in RED PARTS It is the story of Handke's mother's suicide and his rapid attempts to capture it and her life through writing Handke is a strange wonderful writer and I raced thr

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    A HYMN TO TRAGEDYIt is a difficult proposition to write a memoir about the death of one’s mother and that too when she com

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    Briefly In Jeffrey Eugenides introduction readers are told “In fact German has two words for self slaughter Selbstmord which is ro

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    What does it mean to write about Death not abstract death or death of some invented Other but Death in its most personal intimate self shatteri

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    The half lit room The cream colored paint on the walls reflecting barely enough light to see The tiled floor absent of dirt or dust The cot wh

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    February 16 2020 the I read of Handke the it seems that the death of his Slovenian mother is the key to the whole edifice In addition to being a masterpiece in its own right this book helps unlock the mysteries of Repetition and the Moravian Night Clues to his strange and twisted politics are here as well She was; she became; she became nothingA teenage boy gives his mother the books he's been reading novels by Hamsun Dostoevsky

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    “My sense of horror makes me feel better at last my boredom is gone; an unresisting body no exhausting distances a painless passage of time” Peter Handke writes in this distilling memoir about his mother A Sorrow Beyond Dreams is his attempt at reconciling with his mother’s suicide his piecing together of the life she lived I

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    Barely remembered reading this in 1996 back when I read everything Handke had published Read a yellowed mass market paperback with a cartoon im

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    Peter Handke has written an elegy for his mother a suicide unlike anything I've read before It is also the story of many women born in Austria between the World Wars when life was not only difficult it was hard even so for women than men Opportunities were few happinesses meager Escape taken if possible but then came the Nazi era the post War years varying levels of hardship marriage family no aspirationsHe talks of the

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    It would be very difficult to write anything about this book without spoiling it for anyone who wants to read it

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Of love anger admiration and a keen sense of history this slim book reveals Handke at his most lucid and direct It is the most moving and accessible work in his distinguished career; it is indispensable Bill Marx The Boston Glob. Peter Handke has written an elegy for his mother a suicide unlike anything I ve read before It is also the story of many women born in Austria between the World Wars when life was not only difficult it was hard even so for women than men Opportunities were few happinesses meager Escape taken if possible but then came the Nazi era the post War years varying levels of hardship marriage family no aspirationsHe talks of the family and community into which she was born For a woman to be born into such surroundings was in itself deadly But perhaps there was one comfort no need to worry about the future The fortune tellers at our church fairs took a serious interest only in the palms of the young men a girl s future was a jokeThe girls in our town used to play a game based on the stations in a woman s life TiredExhaustedSickDyingDead loc 92His mother did break free for a time escaping to learn to cook Then came Hitler the war fierce changes the defeat of the Axis powers poverty and hardship in Europe dictate Handke s mother s life in Berlin and return to Austria in the post war years The author does discuss his methodology also These two dangers the danger of merely telling what happened and the danger of a human individual becoming painlessly submerged in poetic sentences have slowed down my writing because in every sentence I am afraid of losing my balance This is true of every literary effort but especially in this case where the facts are so overwhelming that there is hardly anything to think out I then adopted a new approach starting not with facts but with the already available formulations the linguistic deposit of man s social experience And because I cannot fully capture her in any sentence I keep having to start from scratch and never arrive at the usual sharp and clear bird s eye view loc 305And then he continues to have difficulty She refuses to be isolated and remains unfathomable my sentences crash in the darkness and lie scattered on the paper loc 322This is ultimately a difficult book to read in spite of its brevity The narrator avoids all sentiment and virtually all emotion and lets the reader unearth these things within the stark facts of a life livedRecommended to those readers who want to share in this hard experience that is so well presented in a very challenging manner This book was originally written in 1972 after his mother s suicide in 1971

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The Sunday edition of the Kärntner Volkszeitung carried the following item under ‘Local News' ‘In the village of A G township a housewife aged 51 committed suicide on Friday night by taking an overdose of sleeping pills'So o. I came to this slim novella through Maggie Nelson who recommends it in RED PARTS It is the story of Handke s mother s suicide and his rapid attempts to capture it and her life through writing Handke is a strange wonderful writer and I raced through the early part of this with pleasure as he constructed a profile of his mother s life in Germany before her stagnancy set in I was particularly interested in how backgrounded WW2 was Hitler just a voice on the radioThe writing about her death was beautiful as well and strongly reminiscent of that magic scene in THE ARGONAUTS with Harry and his mother Handke s relief and the odd love that explodes out of him when alone with his mother s body was touching and gratifying And yet for all that I liked there are major holes in this work the absent father the step father s abuse some sort of compassion for his mother and I found myself dragging through the middle third What I was expecting to be a one day read took about a week and though I think ASBD is pedagogically fascinating and of great use to writers it struck me as something of a missed opportunity

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Pens A Sorrow Beyond Dreams the eminent Austrian novelist and playwright Peter Handke's reckoning with his mother's life which spanned the rise of the Nazis World War II and postwar suffering and death Both stark and lyrical full. What does it mean to write about Death not abstract death or death of some invented Other but Death in its most personal intimate self shattering form How when the act of writing of composition is inherently distancing can one write about that which is closest to us The relationship of Life to Death is that of Music to Silence how can we write about the difference between the silence before a note and the silence that followsThe Death of the Mother This is a hackneyed literary trope and a cliche ridden mud plain of endless soggy sticky narrative To speak of it is to uote To uote is to dissemble To dissemble is to betray In this short novella only 70 or so pages in length Handke attempts to write about his mother in the weeks after her suicide Tries and fails And yet his failing is a masterpiece It is a work of a writer attempting to controldelineatecontain the ending of this life and not succeeding I urge you to set aside an hour or two one evening and read this in one unbroken sitting