Peter Handke

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Peter Handke
Born (1942-12-06) 6 December 1942 (age 75)
Griffen, Austria
Occupation Novelist, Playwright
Nationality Austrian
Notable work(s) The Goalie's Anxiety at the Penalty Kick, Slow Homecoming


Peter Handke (born December 6, 1942 in Griffen (Carinthia)) is an Austrian author and translator of books.

Peter Handke is known for his extremely critical (and perhaps even absurd) plays. Perhaps his best-known play is called Publikumsbeschimpfung (translates roughly as insulting /offending the audience). The play consists of actors insulting and offending the audience, and later congratulating them for the good performance.

The play has been labelled as antitheater.

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