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    DescriptionThe first of Peter Handke's novels to be published in English, "The Goalie's Anxiety at the Penalty Kick "is a true modern classic that "portrays the breakdown of a murderer in ways that recall Camus's "The Stranger"" (Richard Locke, "The New York Times). "The self-destruction of a soccer goalie turned construction worker who wanders aimlessly around a stifling Austrian border town after pursuing and then murdering, almost unthinkingly, a female movie cashier is mirrored by his use of direct, sometimes fractured prose that conveys "at its best a seamless blend of lyricism and horror seen in the runes of a disintegrating world" (Bill Marx, "Boston Sunday Globe). ""

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    The Goalie's Anxiety at the Penalty Kick
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Peter Handke, Translated by Michael Roloff
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 133
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 208 mm
    Thickness: 10 mm
    Weight: 159 g
    ISBN 13: 9780374531065
    ISBN 10: 0374531064

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    DC21: 833.914
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    B&T Approval Code: A24323050
    DC22: 833/.914
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    LC classification: PT2668.A5 A813 2007
    BISAC V2.8: FIC019000
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    Edition statement
    Limited and Us and Updated to Include New Develop ed.
    Farrar, Straus & Giroux Inc
    Imprint name
    Farrar, Straus & Giroux Inc
    Publication date
    10 December 2007
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Peter Handke was born in Griffen, Austria, in 1942. His most recent novel is "Crossing the Sierra de Gredos "(FSG, 2007).
    Review quote
    "Handke became the "enfant terrible "of the European avant-garde, denouncing all social, psychological and historical categories of experience as species of linguistic fraud. But [he] has aged well and now is regarded as one of the most important writers in German." --Richard Locke, "The New York Times""