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The Resource The Moravian Night

The Moravian Night

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The Moravian Night
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The Moravian Night
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Peter Handke ; translated from the German by Krishna Winston
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eng
Summary
An odyssey through the mind and memory of a washed-up writer, from one of Europe’s most provocative novelists, Nobel Prize winner Peter Handke Mysteriously summoned to a houseboat on the Morava River, a few friends, associates, and collaborators of an old writer listen as he tells a story that will last until dawn: the tale of the once well-known writer’s recent odyssey across Europe. As his story unfolds, it visits places that represent stages of the narrator’s and the continent’s past, many now lost or irrecoverably changed through war, death, and the subtler erosions of time. His wanderings take him from the Balkans to Spain, Germany, and Austria, from a congress of experts on noise sickness to a clandestine international gathering of jew’s-harp virtuosos. His story and its telling are haunted by a beautiful stranger, a woman who has a preternatural hold over the writer and appears sometimes as a demon, sometimes as the longed-for destination of his travels. Powerfully alive, honest, and at times deliciously satirical, The Moravian Night explores the mind and memory of an aging writer, tracking the anxieties, angers, fears, and pleasures of a life inseparable from the recent history of Central Europe. In crystalline prose, Peter Handke traces and interrogates his own thoughts and perceptions while endowing the world with a mythic dimension. As Jeffrey Eugenides writes, “Handke’s sharp eye is always finding a strange beauty amid this colorless world.” The Moravian Night is at once an elegy for the lost and forgotten and a novel of self-examination and uneasy discovery, from one of world literature’s great voices
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"An odyssey through the mind and memory of a washed-up writer from one of Europe's most provocative novelists"--
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Peter Handke
Dewey number
833.914
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no index present
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fiction
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  • Winston, Krishna
  • Handke, Peter
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Fiction
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adult
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The Moravian Night
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ODILO:034300009375
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4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
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electronic
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9780374715618
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optical disk
Label
The Moravian Night
Publication
Control code
ODILO:034300009375
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780374715618
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Specific material designation
optical disk

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