Peter Handke (born 6 December 1942, in Griffen, Austria) is an avant-garde Austrian novelist and playwright.

Handke and his mother (a Carinthian Slovene whose suicide in 1971 is the subject of Handke's A Sorrow Beyond Dreams, a reflection on her life) lived in the Soviet-occupied Pankow district of Berlin from 1944 to 1948 before resettling in Griffen. According to some of his biographers, his stepfather Bruno's alcoholism and the limited cultural life of the small town contributed to Handke's antipathy to habit and restrictiveness.

In 1954 Handke was sent to the Catholic Marianum boys' boarding school at Tanzenberg Castle in Sankt Veit an der Glan, Carinthia. Here, he published his first writing in the school newspaper, Fackel. In 1959, he moved to Klagenfurt, where he went to high school, and in 1961, he commenced law studies at the University of Graz.

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Peter Handke Poems

Peter Handke Quotes

If a nation loses its storytellers, it loses its childhood.
Peter Handke (b. 1942), Austrian author, playwright, poet. Independent (London, June 9, 1988).

Comments about Peter Handke

Biren Mukherjee 18 Oct 2019 05:10
I want to read his poems
jewel mazhar 13 Oct 2019 05:08
he is one of my favorite poets
jewel 13 Oct 2019 05:07
i want to read peter handke poems