The goalie's anxiety at the penalty kick

The goalie's anxiety at the penalty kick
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Artist/Author/Cast: 
Handke, Peter
ISBN: 
9780374531065

The first of Nobel Prize winner Peter Handke's novels to be published in English, The Goalie's Anxiety at the Penalty Kick is a true modern classic that "portrays the...breakdown of a murderer in ways that recall Camus's The Stranger " ( The New York Times). The self-destruction of a soccer goalie turned construction worker who wanders aimlessly around a stifling Austrian border town after pursuing and then murdering, almost unthinkingly, a female movie cashier is mirrored by Handke's use of direct, sometimes fractured prose that conveys "at its best a seamless blend of lyricism and horror seen in the runes of a disintegrating world" ( Boston Sunday Globe).

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A soccer goalie turned construction worker commits a mindless murder. (2019)

Call Number: 
F Handke
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