Peter Handke and the Postmodern Transformation

The lesson of the postmodern transformation, Klinkowitz and Knowlton argue, is that the abstraction of content is not a loss; instead, it leads directly to the most essential human concerns.

Author: Jerome Klinkowitz

Publisher: Columbia : University of Missouri Press


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 133

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In 1966, Peter Handke disturbed the world of German letters with the publication of his first novel and with his attacks on the complacency of German-language writers and their audiences. Since then, Handke—an Austrian whose works include drama, poetry, and critical theory as well as fiction—has become a leading European figure in the internationally established postmodern movement. Klinkowitz and Knowlton survey Handke's progress as a writer, concentrating on his novels, to determine whether his creativity has been exhausted by his persistent assault on the systems that underlie conventional fiction, drama, and poetry. By placing Handke's work in the tradition of Gabriel García Márquez's magic realism and Donald Barthelme's innovative fictions, the authors demonstrate that postmodern writers can create works of art in which content is effaced and the process of composition assumes increasing importance. Indeed, in so doing, Handke has made that process as humanly interesting and as fictionally dramatic as any stories of The Great Tradition: he has learned to address the human condition within the limits of a rebellious aesthetic. The lesson of the postmodern transformation, Klinkowitz and Knowlton argue, is that the abstraction of content is not a loss; instead, it leads directly to the most essential human concerns.

Carleton Germanic Papers

38 Cf . Klinkowitz and Knowlton , Peter Handke and the Postmodern
Transformation , pp . 4 - 5 . 37 This defensiveness is then made explicit : " Die
aufdringlichen Einzelheiten schienen die Gestalten und Umgebung , in die sie
gehörten , zu ...




Category: German literature


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Modern Drama Scholarship and Criticism 1981 1990

Anmerkungen übers Theater : Peter Handkes Publikumsbeschimpfung . ' [ H64 ]
274–81 2220. Klinkowitz , Jerome , & James Knowlton . Peter Handke and the
postmodern transformation : the goalie's journey home . Columbia : Missouri UP

Author: Charles A. Carpenter

Publisher: University of Toronto Press


Category: Drama

Page: 632

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The successor to modern drama scholarship and criticism 1966-1980, the present volume is a classified, selective list of publications for the period 1981-1990, with many additions and corrections to the previous volume. It refines and supplements the series of annual bibliographies that Charles Carpenter compiled for the journal Modern Drama from 1982 to 1993. The work is designed both as a convenient checklist of significant scholarship on all aspects of world drama since Ibsen and as a bibliographical prTcis of the discipline as it has evolved since 1980. The great majority of its 25,200 entries concern literary currents in drama since the last third of the nineteenth century and the associated playwrights, although theatre history is also well represented. Because of the heightened interest in semiotic, anthropological, feminist, and other theoretical approaches to drama during the decade of the 1980s, the 'Contemporary Theory' section has been greatly expanded. The primary organization is geographic/linguistic; the main divisions are World Drama, then American, British and Irish, Canadian, Hispanic, French, Italian, Germanic, Scandinavian, Eastern European, African and West Indian, Australasian, and Asian drama. A name index is included. Although the bibliography is limited to material in Roman-alphabet languages, its scope, orientation, and format are designed to make the project internationally useful and intelligible.

Vom Wort zum Bild

7 Michael Hays , „ Peter Handke and the End of the Modern ' " , Modern Drama ,
23 ( Januar 1981 ) , S. 347-366 . 8 Jerome Klinkowitz , James Knowlton , Peter
Handke and the Postmodern Transformation ( Columbia : University of Missouri ...

Author: Sigrid Bauschinger

Publisher: K G Saur


Category: German drama

Page: 268

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English Studies in Transition

... Peter Handke, John Barth, Alain Robbe-Grillet' in M.Calinescu and D.Fokkema (eds) Exploring Postmodernism (Amsterdam and Philadelphia:John Benjamins).

Author: Piero Boitani

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134859503

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 352

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Bringing together twenty-five contributors from all over Europe, this volume represents the vitality and diversity of the current transcultural European dialogue on English studies. Topics addressed include: * the nature of the canon * the poetics of language * the representation of women and the notion of nationalism in post-colonial literature. The significance of this volume lies not only in the quality of the individual contributions but also in the fact that it marks an important turning point in the history of English studies in Europe.

The Centennial Review

Michigan State University Larry Landrum Klinkowitz , Jerome and Knowlton ,
James . Peter Handke and the Postmodern Transformation . The Goalie's
Journey Home . Columbia : University of Missouri Press , 1983. 113 pp . Paper : $
7.95 .




Category: Literature


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Contemporary World Writers

... Novels of Peter Handke by June Schlueter, Pittsburgh, University of Pittsburgh
Press, 1981; Peter Handke and the Postmodern Transformation: The Goalie's
Journey Home by Jerome Klinkowitz, Columbia, University of Missouri Press,
1983; ...

Author: Tracy

Publisher: Saint James Press


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 686

View: 296

Contains biographical and bibliographical "information on some 340 living writers from over 60 countries whose work has, at least in part, been translated into English."--Preface, p. vii.

Postmodern Studies

... 1979 ) Klinkowitz , Jerome , and James Knowlton , Peter Handke and the
Postmodern Transformation : The Goalie's Journey Home ( Columbia : University
of Missouri Press , 1983 ) Knight , Diana , ' Roland Barthes , or The Woman
Without ...




Category: Literature, Modern


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Literature of the Western World Neoclassicism through the modern period

... and Novels of Peter Handke , 1981 , is the fullest treatment in English of
Handke's work . Also important is Jerome Klinkowitz and James Knowlton's Peter
Handke and the Postmodern Transformation : The Goalie's Journey Home , 1983

Author: Brian Wilkie

Publisher: MacMillan Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780024278104

Category: Literature

Page: 2328

View: 173

Literature of the ancient world through the Renaissance.

Literature Western World Volum

Handke makes pervasive use of popular culture in his fiction , including movies ,
television , and popular music . ... Also important is Jerome Klinkowitz and James
Knowlton ' s Peter Handke and the Postmodern Transformation : The Goalie ' s ...

Author: Wilkie

Publisher: Macmillan Reference USA

ISBN: 9780024399601



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Wim Wenders and Peter Handke

Kanzog, Klaus, „Die Standpunkte des Erzählers und der Kamera: Peter Handkes ... Peter Handke and the Postmodern Transformation: The Goalie's Journey Home ...

Author: Martin Brady

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9042032480

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 314

View: 693

This is the first volume in English to examine in detail one of the most remarkable collaborations between a writer and filmmaker in European cinema. Focusing on the four films Wim Wenders and Peter Handke made between 1969 and 1987 (3 American LPs, The GoalkeeperOCOs Fear of the Penalty, Wrong Move, and Wings of Desire), it explores the productive tension between adaptation and collaboration and demonstrates the different ways in which text- and image-makers can recompose filmOCOs constituent media (literature, still and moving images, music, drama). The study reveals that this partnership had significant aesthetic and conceptual repercussions for both artists, resulting in a series of single-authored works which manifest the same kinds of intertextuality and disjunctive intermediality that are the hallmark of the collaborations themselves. These include WendersOCOs Alice in the Cities, HandkeOCOs films The Chronicle of On-Going Events and The Left-Handed Woman, and his novels Short Letter, Long Farewell and A Moment of True Feeling. While the Wenders-Handke partnership is unique, it contributes to a broader understanding of cinematic adaptation and different models of intermedial collaboration. This volume will be of interest to those working in the fields of Adaptation, Film, and German Studies."

Literary Subversions

Peter Handke and the Postmodern Transformation ( 1983 ) With James Knowlton
, who handles the works not yet translated into English . But Handke is a
thoroughly international writer , having returned to Austria only after living in Paris
for a ...

Author: Jerome Klinkowitz



Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 203

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Klinkowitz’ comprehensive Introduc­tion provides the clearest, liveliest explo­ration to date of the technical and criti­cal developments in the art of the novel over the past two decades. Using a variety of approaches from po­lemic and lyric to personal witness, Klinkowitz discusses John Updike, Grace Paley, Robley Wilson, Ishmael Reed, John Gardner, Thomas McGuane, John Irving, Richard Yates, John Barth, Jerzy Kosinski, Dan Wakefield, and Tom Glynn.

Exploring Postmodernism

Selected Papers Presented at a Workshop on Postmodernism at the XIth ... Peter Handke and the Postmodern Transformation , The German Quarterly 58 : 483-486 ...

Author: Matei Calinescu

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9789027222008

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 269

View: 563

The great diversity of contexts in which the term Postmodernism is currently encountered reflects the remarkable success of a coinage that has been in circulation for only about forty years. It has been used by philosophers, sociologists, art critics and literary historians to become, finally, a household word in the language of advertising and politics. Before letting it fade to a derelict cliché, an attempt is made in this volume of essays to use its potential as a cultural concept for the analysis and understanding of contemporary literature and thought.

Approaching Postmodernism

Papers Presented at a Workshop on Postmodernism, 21-23 September 1984, University of ... wrote on Peter Handke and the Postmodernist Transformation (1983).

Author: Douwe Wessel Fokkema

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9027221960

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 300

View: 350

Most of the essays collected in this volume deal with theoretical issues that dominate the international debate on Postmodernism, issues such as the shifting nature of the concept, the problem of periodization and the problem of historicity. Other essays offer readings of Postmodernist texts and relate practical criticism to a theoretical framework. Hans Bertens (Utrecht) sketches the historical development of the concept Postmodernism in American criticism, distinguishing between the various definitions that have been proposed over the last twenty-five years, in an attempt to bring some order to the field and to facilitate future discussion. Brian McHale (Tel Aviv) and Douwe Fokkema (Utrecht) offer models for the description of Postmodernist texts. Richard Todd (Amsterdam) argues convincingly that Postmodernism is much more of a presence in contemporary British fiction than has so far been assumed, and Herta Schmid (Munich) presents a similar argument with respect to Russian avant-garde theater. Elrud Ibsch (Amsterdam) presents a contrastive analysis of Thomas Bernhard and Robert Musil; Ulla Musarra (Nijmegen) writes on Italo Calvino. The relation between Existentialism and Postmodernism is examined by Gerhard Hoffman (Wurzburg); Theo D'haen (Utrecht) finds important parallels between Postmodernism in literature and in the visual arts; Matei Calinescu (Bloomington, Ind.) relates literary Postmodernism to a far more general cultural shift, rejecting, however, Foucault's notion of an epistemic break and arguing for both continuity and discontinuity. Finally, Helmut Lethen (Utrecht) and Susan Suleiman (Harvard) sharply question the concept of Postmodernism. Suleiman argues that the supposed Postmodernist reaction against Modernism may well be a critical myth or, if it isn't, a reaction limited to the American literary situation.

International Postmodernism

In 1983, Jerome Klinkowitz and James Knowlton published their book PeterHandke and the Postmodernist Transformation. It seems that in Germany only in the ...

Author: Hans Bertens

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9027299714

Category: Art

Page: 581

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Containing more than fifty essays by major literary scholars, International Postmodernism divides into four main sections. The volume starts off with a section of eight introductory studies dealing with the subject from different points of view followed by a section that deals with postmodernism in other arts than literature, while a third section discusses renovations of narrative genres and other strategies and devices in postmodernist writing. The final and fourth section deals with the reception and processing of postmodernism in different parts of the world. Three important aspects add to the special character of International Postmodernism: The consistent distinction between postmodernity and postmodernism; equal attention to the making and diffusion of postmodernism and the workings of literature in general; and the focus on the text and the reader (i.e., the reader's knowledge, experience, interests, and competence) as crucial factors in text interpretation. This comprehensive study does not expressly focus on American postmodernism, although American interpretations of postmodernism are a major point of reference. The recognition that varying literary and cultural conditions in this world are bound to produce endless varieties of postmodernism made the editors, Hans Bertens and Douwe Fokkema, opt for the title International Postmodernism.

British Postmodern Fiction

139-59 ; Jerome Klinkowitz and James Knowlton , Peter Handke and the Post - modern Transformation : The Goalie's Journey Home , Columbia , MO : University ...

Author: Theo d'. Haen

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9789051836530

Category: English fiction

Page: 179

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Politics of the Self

Another shift that is arguably postmodernist was made by Peter Handke around 1970 ... Peter Handke and the Postmodern Transformation (Columbia University of ...

Author: Richard W. McCormick

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400861640

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 276

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Richard McCormick examines the concepts of postmodernity and postmodernism as they apply to West Germany, discussing them against the background of cultural and political upheaval in that country since the 1960s, rather than exclusively in the more familiar setting of intellectual history. Considering six literary and cinematic texts that are marked by a preoccupation with the self and subjectivity, he underscores the crucial influence of feminism on writers and filmmakers--and on the "postmodern." In a broad international context he describes the conflicting forces that affected the West German student movementthe rationalistic tradition of the Weimar Left and more "irrational" influences such as French existentialism and surrealism (as well as the American "Beat" movement and rock & roll)--and shows how these forces played themselves out so that dogmatic Marxist Leninism was repudiated in favor of a "New Subjectivity.". At the center of the discussion are the novels Lenz by Peter Schneider, Class Love (Klassenliebe) by Karin Struck, and Devotion by Botho Strauss, and the films Wrong Move written by Peter Handke and directed by Wim Wenders, Germany, Pale Mother by Helma Sanders-Brahms, and The Subjective Factor by Helke Sander. The author shows how ongoing attempts to attack the separation of emotion from reason, life from art, the private from the public, and the personal from the political brought about changes in outlook, from the 1960s to the early 1980s, that are related to the rise of new political movements--ecology, nuclear disarmament, and feminism. Originally published in 1991. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.


... and Dissent in the Postmodern Age JOURNAL : Kenyon Review 1983 Vol . ... James TITLE : Peter Handke and the Postmodern Transformation : The Goalie ' s ...

Author: Deborah L. Madsen

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9789051838879

Category: Social Science

Page: 622

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This is the first bibliography of Postmodernism to take account of work published in all subject areas and in all languages. Deborah Madsen has identified a new first occurrence of the term in 1926, preceding by more than twenty years the first occurence documented by the Oxford English Dictionary. In a chronological listing, books, articles, notes, letters and working papers on Postmodernism are described with full bibliographical details. Reviews of major books are documented and full contents listings are given for special issues of journals devoted to Postmodernism. An appendix includes books on Postmodernism announced for publication in 1995. This bibliography brings together in one place all secondary material published on Postmodernism. All disciplines are included, from anthropology to zoology: architecture, cultural studies, dance, drama, feminism, fiction, geography, history, legal studies, literary theory, mathematics, medicine, music, pedagogical theory, philosophy, photography and film, poetry, politics, religion, sociology, the visual and plastic arts, and others. The bibliography also documents items in a range of languages other than English: Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian, Slovanian, Spanish, and the Scandinavian languages. Access to the information contained in the bibliography is made easy with a comprehensive index providing guidance according to author, subject, language, and key words. Postmodernism: A Bibliography, 1926-1994 is an essential reference text for anyone working in the area of contemporary culture studies.

Encyclopedia of German Literature

Abbott, Scott, ®aThe Material Idea of a Volk«: Peter Handke«s Dialectical Search for ... and James Knowlton, Peter Handke and the Postmodern Transformation, ...

Author: Matthias Konzett

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135941297

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 1136

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First Published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.