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Walk about the Villages (1981) [Novel]
by Peter Handke Rating: No votes (Rate!)
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Summary (From the publisher):

Walk about the Villages is the fourth part of Handke's "homecoming cycle," whose other three parts can be found under the American title A Slow Homecoming.

The underlying story line could not be simpler. The "prodigal" writer Gregor returns to his home village. He and his brother Hans, a construction worker, and his shopkeeper sister have a dispute over the disposition of the house which the parents had built and the land which they had cleared with their own hands many years before.

Within this straightforward conflict, Handke touches upon almost every aspect of our existence. It is a lyrical play, a poetic drama on the order of Thornton Wilder's Our Town, and Dylan Thomas' Under Milk Wood. It is an "Everyman and Everywoman" dramatic poem for our time.

Original title: Über die Dörfer
Original languages: German


Genre: Drama and Plays
PoetryEpic and Narrative Poetry

Edition #1: Walk about the Villages

Walk about the Villages (1996)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Translated by: Michael Roloff
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Walk about the Villages (1996)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: Riverside, CA
Publisher: Ariadne Press
ISBN: 1572410000
Pages: 153

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