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    Don Juan: His Own Version (Paperback) By (author) Peter Handke, Translated by Krishna Winston

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    DescriptionA MODERN MASTER'S WRY AND ENTERTAINING TAKE ON HISTORY'S BEST-KNOWN LOVER In "Don Juan," Peter Handke offers his take on the famous seducer. Don Juan's story--"his own version"--is filtered through the consciousness of an anonymous narrator, a failed innkeeper and chef, into whose solitude Don Juan bursts one day. On each day of the week that follows, Don Juan describes the adventures he experienced on that same day a week earlier. The adventures are erotic, but Handke's Don Juan is more pursued than pursuer. What makes his accounts riveting are the remarkable evocations of places and people, and the nature of his narration. This is, above all, a book about storytelling and its ability to burst the ordinary boundaries of time and space. In this brief and wry volume, Handke conjures images and depicts the subtleties of human interaction with an unforgettable vividness. Along the way, he offers a sharp commentary on many features of contemporary life.


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    Title
    Don Juan
    Subtitle
    His Own Version
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Peter Handke, Translated by Krishna Winston
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 101
    Width: 117 mm
    Height: 180 mm
    Thickness: 13 mm
    Weight: 100 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780374532642
    ISBN 10: 0374532648
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    BIC subject category V2: FA
    Abridged Dewey: 813
    B&T General Subject: 360
    B&T Book Type: FI
    LC classification: PS
    DC22: FIC
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    Ingram Subject Code: FC
    Libri: I-FC
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 74
    B&T Approval Code: P24103201, P24103267
    BISAC V2.8: FIC019000
    Publisher
    Farrar, Straus & Giroux Inc
    Imprint name
    Farrar, Straus & Giroux Inc
    Publication date
    24 February 2011
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    PETER HANDKE was born in Griffen, Austria, in 1942. His many works include "The Goalie's Anxiety at the Penalty Kick," "A Sorrow Beyond Dreams," "My Year in No-Man's Bay," "On a Dark Night I Left My Silent House," and "Crossing the Sierra de Gredos," all published by FSG.
    Review quote
    Praise for "Don Juan: """ "Handke's power of observation and his seemingly casual tone, in which every word bears indispensable weight, are as mesmerizing as ever . . . A Handke tale invites active reading, speculation rather than passive absorption . . . It is [his] loving gaze, honed by time and discipline, that shows readers the way out again into the world's prolific and astonishing strangeness." --KAI MARISTED, "The New York Times Book Review"