The Goalie's Anxiety at the Penalty Kick

The Goalie's Anxiety at the Penalty Kick

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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"
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2007.
Edition: Paperback edition
Copyright Date: ©1970
ISBN: 9780374531065
0374531064
Branch Call Number: FIC HANDKE, PETER
Characteristics: 133 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
Additional Contributors: Roloff, Michael - Translator

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