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The Goalie's Anxiety at the Penalty Kick: A Novel - Peter Handke
The Goalie's Anxiety at the Penalty Kick: A Novel
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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... show more
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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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780374531065 (0374531064)
ASIN: 0374531064
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Pages no: 144
Edition language: English
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Henry Martin - Author of contemporary Literary Fiction
Henry Martin - Author of contemporary Literary Fiction rated it
4.0
I received this book as a gift, and, prior to reading it, I've never heard of Peter Handke or this work. This is to say that I did not know what to expect. While the cover is not particularly interesting, the strong title grabbed my attention. Also, the front cover blurb mentions Camus's The Strange...
so many books, so little time
so many books, so little time rated it
3.0 The Goalie's Anxiety at the Penalty Kick: A Novel
Some moments of wonderfully dry interior monologue but Camus already did this and so did Simenon (thinking of The Outlaw) and kinda James M. Cain too. I haven't read Bernhard yet, but supposedly he did it too.
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