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    Description"The Sunday edition of the "Karntner Volkszeitung "carried the following item under 'Local News' 'In the village of A. (G. township), a housewife, aged 51, committed suicide on Friday night by taking an overdose of sleeping pills.'"So opens "A Sorrow Beyond Dreams, "the eminent Austrian novelist and playwright Peter Handke's reckoning with his mother's life--which spanned the rise of the Nazis, World War II, and postwar suffering--and death. Both stark and lyrical, full of love, anger, admiration, and a keen sense of history, this slim book reveals Handke at his most lucid and direct. It is the most moving and accessible work in his distinguished career; it is "indispensable" (Bill Marx, "The Boston Globe").

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    A Sorrow Beyond Dreams
    A Life Story
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Peter Handke, Translated by Professor Ralph Manheim, Introduction by Jeffrey Eugenides
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 69
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 210 mm
    Thickness: 6 mm
    Weight: 95 g
    ISBN 13: 9780374533649
    ISBN 10: 0374533644

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25580
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BIO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.0A
    DC21: 833.914
    BIC subject category V2: BM
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T General Subject: 170
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    Libri: I-BA
    DC22: B
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/20CNTY
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 94
    Ingram Theme: TOPC/DEATH
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    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 20
    BISAC V2.8: BIO026000
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 833/.91409
    LC classification: PT2668.A5 W813 2012
    LC subject heading: ,
    Edition statement
    Farrar Straus Giroux
    Imprint name
    Farrar Straus Giroux
    Publication date
    30 October 2012
    Author Information
    Peter Handke was born in Griffen, Austria, in 1942. He is the author of many plays and novels, including "The Goalie's Anxiety at the Penalty Kick "(FSG Classics) and, most recently, "Don Juan: His Own Version "(FSG, 2011).