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Once Again for Thucydides: Fiction - Peter Handke, Tess Lewis
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[SR: 983878], Hardcover, [EAN: 9780811213882], New Directions, New Directions, Book, [PU: New Directions], New Directions, Once Again for Thucydides is a collection of seventeen “micro-epics” written by Peter Handke on trips around the world, from the Balkans to the Pyrenees, from Salzburg to the sea of Hokkaido in Japan. In each journal, Handke concentrates on small things he observes, trying to capture their essence, their “simple, unadorned validity.” What results is a work of remarkable precision, in which he uncovers the general appearance of random objects––an ash tree, a shoeshine man, hats in a crowd, a boat loading on a pier––and discovers their inner workings and mystery. Always, his writing hints at the unknown. Describing the snow melting in a garden or falling during a train ride through inland Japan, the glowworms illuminating the plains in Friuli, the tidal waters flowing and receding off the Atlantic coast of Spain, these amazing little “epics” reveal a narrator obsessed with the wonders of detail and marveling, as are we, at the , History is not all battles and great leaders, nor huge social forces and turbulent change. Instead, the Austrian novelist Peter Handke suggests in this set of prose-poem-like essays, it embodies small moments, tiny fragments of landscape and memory. Set mostly in post-World War II Western Europe and the Balkans, his vignettes center on history's forgotten people and places: a young girl in Yugoslavia "wearing a bright frayed bandage on her knee," an ash tree in Munich near a triumphal arch "with its peculiar inscription, 'Dedicated to victory--destroyed by war--admonishing peace.'" Perhaps the most effective essay is a small narrative of the different hats one encounters in a Balkan city: kepis, berets, helmets, ski caps, fezzes, and all the other gear that separates one tribe from another. --Gregory MacNamee, 10114, Essays, 10108, Essays & Correspondence, 17, Literature & Fiction, 1000, Subjects, 283155, Books, 10307, Short Stories, 10300, Short Stories & Anthologies, 17, Literature & Fiction, 1000, Subjects, 283155, Books, 10129, Contemporary, 17, Literature & Fiction, 1000, Subjects, 283155, Books, 10132, Literary, 17, Literature & Fiction, 1000, Subjects, 283155, Books

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[SR: 983878], Hardcover, [EAN: 9780811213882], New Directions, New Directions, Book, [PU: New Directions], New Directions, Once Again for Thucydides is a collection of seventeen “micro-epics” written by Peter Handke on trips around the world, from the Balkans to the Pyrenees, from Salzburg to the sea of Hokkaido in Japan. In each journal, Handke concentrates on small things he observes, trying to capture their essence, their “simple, unadorned validity.” What results is a work of remarkable precision, in which he uncovers the general appearance of random objects––an ash tree, a shoeshine man, hats in a crowd, a boat loading on a pier––and discovers their inner workings and mystery. Always, his writing hints at the unknown. Describing the snow melting in a garden or falling during a train ride through inland Japan, the glowworms illuminating the plains in Friuli, the tidal waters flowing and receding off the Atlantic coast of Spain, these amazing little “epics” reveal a narrator obsessed with the wonders of detail and marveling, as are we, at the , History is not all battles and great leaders, nor huge social forces and turbulent change. Instead, the Austrian novelist Peter Handke suggests in this set of prose-poem-like essays, it embodies small moments, tiny fragments of landscape and memory. Set mostly in post-World War II Western Europe and the Balkans, his vignettes center on history's forgotten people and places: a young girl in Yugoslavia "wearing a bright frayed bandage on her knee," an ash tree in Munich near a triumphal arch "with its peculiar inscription, 'Dedicated to victory--destroyed by war--admonishing peace.'" Perhaps the most effective essay is a small narrative of the different hats one encounters in a Balkan city: kepis, berets, helmets, ski caps, fezzes, and all the other gear that separates one tribe from another. --Gregory MacNamee, 10114, Essays, 10108, Essays & Correspondence, 17, Literature & Fiction, 1000, Subjects, 283155, Books, 10307, Short Stories, 10300, Short Stories & Anthologies, 17, Literature & Fiction, 1000, Subjects, 283155, Books, 10129, Contemporary, 17, Literature & Fiction, 1000, Subjects, 283155, Books, 10132, Literary, 17, Literature & Fiction, 1000, Subjects, 283155, Books

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"Once Again for Thucydides" is a collection of seventeen "micro-epics" written on trips around the world. In each brief journal entry, Handke concentrates on small things he observes, trying to capture their essence, their "simple, unadorned validity". What results is a work or remarkable precision, in which he uncovers the general appearance of random objects and discovers their inner working and mystery. Once Again for Thucydides Handke, Peter / Lewis, Tess, New Directions Publishing Corporation

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This text collects twelve short journals the author wrote on trips around the world. The book concentrates on the small things he observed such as a tree, a shoeshine man and a boat landing on the pier, trying to discover their inner workings and mystery. The writing hints at the unknown. contemporary,essays,essays and correspondence,fiction,literary,literary criticism and collections,literature,literature and fiction Literature & Fiction, New Directions Publishing Corporation

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Once Again for Thucydides

"Once Again for Thucydides" is a collection of seventeen "micro-epics" written on trips around the world. In each brief journal entry, Handke concentrates on small things he observes, trying to capture their essence, their "simple, unadorned validity". What results is a work or remarkable precision, in which he uncovers the general appearance of random objects and discovers their inner working and mystery.

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EAN (ISBN-13): 9780811213882
ISBN (ISBN-10): 0811213889
Hardcover
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Publishing year: 1998
Publisher: NEW DIRECTIONS
90 Pages
Weight: 0,222 kg
Language: eng/Englisch

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