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The Moravian night : a story, Peter Handke, Krishna Winston

Label
The Moravian night : a story
Title
The Moravian night
Title remainder
a story
Statement of responsibility
Peter Handke, Krishna Winston
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Author
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Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • ger
  • eng
Summary
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
Cataloging source
UKMGB
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Handke, Peter
Dewey number
833.914
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
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Winston, Krishna
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  • Europe, Central
  • Self-realization
  • Travel talk
Label
The Moravian night : a story, Peter Handke, Krishna Winston
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Publication
Note
Translated from the German
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1064662793
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
312 pages
Isbn
9780374537173
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1064662793
Label
The Moravian night : a story, Peter Handke, Krishna Winston
Publication
Note
Translated from the German
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1064662793
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
312 pages
Isbn
9780374537173
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1064662793

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