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The Goalie's Anxiety at the Penalty Kick

Peter Handke

Published by New York: Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 1972
ISBN 10: 0374163766 / ISBN 13: 9780374163761
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Title: The Goalie's Anxiety at the Penalty Kick

Publisher: New York: Farrar, Straus, and Giroux

Publication Date: 1972

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Edition: 1st Edition


1ST US EDITION, ORIGINAL DUST JACKET!!!! BOOK ADAPTED INTO A SCREENPLAY AND FILM DIRECTED BY WIM WENDERS (WINGS OF DESIRE)!!!! Octavo, 133 Pgs., original dust jacket. Book originally published in German, version translated by Michael Roloff. Dust jacket includes slight rubbing and foxing, frayed and chipped in fold corners and spine tips, features 3-5" tear in upper left quadrant on front cover. Slight creasing on interior jacket folds. Book clean and tight, in very good to near fine condition. Author Handke cowrote the screenplay for Wim Wenders' surreal cinema classic "Wings of Desire" (1987). Bookseller Inventory # JL-58

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Synopsis: The first of 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"  (Richard Locke, 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 his 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" (Bill Marx, Boston Sunday Globe).

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Peter Handke was born in Griffen, Austria, in 1942. His most recent novel is Crossing the Sierra de Gredos (FSG, 2007).

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