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    Till Day You Do Part or a Question of Light (German List) (Hardback) By (author) Peter Handke, Translated by Mike Mitchell

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    DescriptionDescribed as an answer to or at least an echo of Samuel Beckett's "Krapp's Last Tape", Austrian playwright and novelist Peter Handke's "Till Day You Do Part Or A Question of Light" is a monologue delivered by the 'she' in Beckett's play. This unnamed female similarly recalls other significant female protagonists in Handke's own work, such as The Left-handed Woman. Handke prefaces the monologue in "Till Day You Do Part Or A Question of Light" with a description of two stone figures. While the male figure remains 'as dead and gone as anyone can', the female bursts into life, and her monologue gradually focuses on Krapp's use of pauses and language to dominate the other characters in the Beckett play. Ultimately, however, her complaints and critique of Krapp become a declaration of her love for Krapp or at least an affirmation of their attachment, as the two of them are ultimately bound together, perhaps even inseparable. "Till Day You Do Part Or A Question of Light" is Handke at his best, evidencing the great skill, psychological acumen, and vision for which his work has been celebrated.


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    Title
    Till Day You Do Part or a Question of Light
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Peter Handke, Translated by Mike Mitchell
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 96
    Width: 159 mm
    Height: 212 mm
    Thickness: 14 mm
    Weight: 270 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781906497736
    ISBN 10: 1906497737
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.2
    BIC E4L: LIT
    BIC subject category V2: DD
    B&T Book Type: FI
    LC classification: PN
    Ingram Subject Code: LC
    Libri: I-LC
    B&T General Subject: 500
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 11500
    Abridged Dewey: 808
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: LCO008000
    DC22: 832.914
    Thema V1.0: DD
    Publisher
    Seagull Books London Ltd
    Imprint name
    Seagull Books London Ltd
    Publication date
    23 December 2010
    Publication City/Country
    Greenford
    Author Information
    Peter Handke was born in Griffen, Austria, in 1942. His many works of fiction include Absence; Across; The Goalie's Anxiety at the Penalty Kick; and Short Letter, Long Farewell. Mike Mitchell has worked as a literary translator since 1995.
    Review quote
    "The David Byrne of fiction: a writer with a resonant, powerfully direct voice who could invoke the particular Sartrean nausea of post-modern existence in the simplest events." - New York Times "In power and vision and range, Peter Handke is the most important new writer on the international scene since Beckett." - Stanley Kaufmann "There is no denying Handke's willful intensity and knife-like clarity of emotion. He writes from an area beyond psychology, where feelings acquire the adamancy of randomly encountered, geologically analyzed pebbles. The best writer, altogether, in his language." - John Updike, New Yorker"