Short Letter, Long Farewell

ISBN-10: 1590173066
ISBN-13: 9781590173060
Edition: 2009
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Description: Peter Handke's early novelShort Letter, Long Farewellis one of his most inventive and exhilarating books. Full of seedy noir atmospherics and boasting an air of generalized delirium, the book begins by introducing us to a young German who has just  More...

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Book details

List price: $15.95
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: New York Review of Books, Incorporated, The
Publication date: 3/31/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 192
Size: 5.00" wide x 7.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.484
Language: English

Peter Handke's early novelShort Letter, Long Farewellis one of his most inventive and exhilarating books. Full of seedy noir atmospherics and boasting an air of generalized delirium, the book begins by introducing us to a young German who has just arrived in America, where he hopes to get over the collapse of his marriage. No sooner has he arrived, however, than he discovers that his ex-wife is pursuing him. He flees, she follows, and soon the couple is running circles around each other across the length of Americafrom Philadelphia to St. Louis, to the Arizona desert and Portland, Oregonwith a cast of curious children and old flames looking on as they go. Is it love or vengeance that they want from each other? Everything's spectacularly unclear in a book that is travelogue, suspense story, Western showdown, and domestic comedy with a totally unexpected Hollywood twist at the end. Above all, however,Short Letter, Long Farewellis a love letter to America, its landscapes and popular culture, the invitation and the threat of its newness and wildness, with the promise of a new lifeunless that's the corpse of an old onelying just around the corner.

Greil Marcus is the author of "Invisible Republic," "Dead Elvis," "Lipstick Traces," & "Mystery Train." His pieces have appeared in a wide range of publications, including "Artforum," "Interview," "The New Yorker," "The New York Times," & "Esquire." He will be teaching at Princeton & Berkeley in fall 2000.

Peter Handke was born in Griffen, Austria on December 6, 1942. He studied law at Graz University from 1961 to 1965. He is a playwright, novelist, poet, and essayist. His plays include Offending the Audience, Kaspar, and The Ride across Lake Constance. His novels include The Goalie's Anxiety at the Penalty Kick, The Left-Handed Woman, and A Sorrow beyond Dreams. He was awarded the Buchner Prize in 1973 and refused to accept the Kafka Prize in 1979.

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