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The Resource Peter Handke and the postmodern transformation : the goalie's journey home, Jerome Klinkowitz and James Knowlton

Peter Handke and the postmodern transformation : the goalie's journey home, Jerome Klinkowitz and James Knowlton

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Peter Handke and the postmodern transformation : the goalie's journey home
Title
Peter Handke and the postmodern transformation
Title remainder
the goalie's journey home
Statement of responsibility
Jerome Klinkowitz and James Knowlton
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Language
eng
Summary
"In 1966, Peter Handke disturbed the world of German letters with the publication of his first novel and with his attacks on the complacency of German-language writers and their audiences. Since then, Handke{u2014}an Austrian whose works include drama, poetry, and critical theory as well as fiction{u2014}has become a leading European figure in the internationally established postmodern movement. Klinkowitz and Knowlton survey Handke{u2019}s progress as a writer, concentrating on his novels, to determine whether his creativity has been exhausted by his persistent assault on the systems that underlie conventional fiction, drama, and poetry. By placing Handke{u2019}s work in the tradition of Gabriel García Márquez{u2019}s magic realism and Donald Barthelme{u2019}s innovative fictions, the authors demonstrate that postmodern writers can create works of art in which content is effaced and the process of composition assumes increasing importance. Indeed, in so doing, Handke has made that process as humanly interesting and as fictionally dramatic as any stories of The Great Tradition: he has learned to address the human condition within the limits of a rebellious aesthetic. The lesson of the postmodern transformation, Klinkowitz and Knowlton argue, is that the abstraction of content is not a loss; instead, it leads directly to the most essential human concerns."--Publishers website
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Klinkowitz, Jerome
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government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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1943-
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  • Knowlton, James
  • University of Missouri Press
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Literary frontiers edition
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Handke, Peter
Label
Peter Handke and the postmodern transformation : the goalie's journey home, Jerome Klinkowitz and James Knowlton
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Publication
Bibliography note
  • "Books by Peter Handke"--P. 131-133
  • Includes bibliographical references
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Control code
9488724
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
vii, 133 pages
Isbn
9780826204202
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
83006867
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(WaOLN)551234
Label
Peter Handke and the postmodern transformation : the goalie's journey home, Jerome Klinkowitz and James Knowlton
Publication
Bibliography note
  • "Books by Peter Handke"--P. 131-133
  • Includes bibliographical references
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
9488724
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
vii, 133 pages
Isbn
9780826204202
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
83006867
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(WaOLN)551234

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