Master of Twilight

A biography of Peter Handke – updated and expanded edition

Original Title: Meister der Dämmerung

Paperback, with flaps, 416 pages, 13.5 x 21.5 cm, 5.3 x 8.5 in.
ISBN: 978-3-570-55443-2
€ 18.00 [D] | € 18.50 [A] | CHF 25.90 * (* rec. retail price) recommended retail price

Publishing House: Pantheon

Date of publication: July 27, 2020
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Rights sold to: China (People's Literature Publishing House), Serbia (Laguna)

Malte  Herwig - Master of Twilight


The updated biography on the Nobel Prize laureate 2019

Peter Handke, who won the 2019 Nobel Prize in Literature, is one of the most controversial and prolific authors of our time. His public image is marked by extremes: literature's high priest, solitary monk, friend of the Serbs. How much truth is there to them? His life, too, seems to be a hike along a ridge between extremes: loneliness and love – introversion and a hunger for fame – language and politics – dream and reality.

Malte Herwig has had long conversations with the writer, his relatives, friends and detractors, and was given access to Handke's unpublished writings. This revealing and controversial biography is the result.

"[...] engaging [...] astute [...] this is an elegant, well-informed biography, beautifully produced and with a helpful chronology appended."

Times Literary supplement


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