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A Sorrow Beyond Dreams

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Original title  Wunschloses Unglück
Language  German
Originally published  1972
Page count  98
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Country  Austria
Pages  98
Author  Peter Handke
Translator  Ralph Manheim
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Publisher  1972 Residenz Verlag 1975 (English)
Similar  Works by Peter Handke, Other books

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A Sorrow Beyond Dreams (German: Wunschloses Unglück) is a 1972 semi-autobiographical novella by the Austrian writer Peter Handke. It is based on the life of Handke's mother.

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Thomas Curwen of the Los Angeles Times wrote in 2003: "Mental illness is a phrase you won't find in Handke's account of his mother's death, yet it surely waits in the wings. ... While the pleasure, if this is the word, of reading Handke comes from the existential assumptions of his story, it is important to realize that suicide -- the reality, as opposed to the idea (which Camus seemed to savor) -- is not an existential dilemma. It is the final, tragic outcome of a psychiatric illness. Yet how prepared are we for this knowledge?"

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A Sorrow Beyond Dreams Wikipedia


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