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Point of recognising the huge gap between his existence as a writer observing life rom the outside and as a regular person trying to live it I The Magic Cake Shop feel ready to be a real reader again For that is the root of my reader s block as well When books get too close impose their presence on my dreams and actions I can t let go and Ieel that I suffer rom not being able to separate the diametrically opposed ideas of living life versus reading life Small details of everyday business written down or read help a writer or reader to ind a way back to balance That is what this story is about and what it
DID TO MEI GUESS I AMto meI guess I am or Kafka and Dostoyevsky again It could be convincingly argued that much of what Peter Handke has written is actually about the process of writing of inding words to describe what is in many cases indescribable Most of his characters are searching Beauty is a Verb: The New Poetry of Disability for something that they are unable or can t be bothered to define The search takes themrom one place to another on a random or circular journey that mirrors or mimics a process of discovery The Afternoon of a Writer is another of these works with the significant difference that the protagonist is a writer and what s a character we are invited to take to be Handke himself His journey begins with the recollection of a time when he thought he had lost contact with language when he had been unable to work and thus had lost his purpose in being alive From his suburban house where he is living contentedly with his cat he roams into the unnamed European city spends time at a cafe where he encounters a drunk who lectures him in an incomprehensible vernacular and The Curious World of Wine: Facts, Legends, and Lore About the Drink We Love So Much finally to a meeting with his translator whose cheery disposition derivesrom no longer being a writer This is Handke at his challenging and enigmatic best The Afternoon of a Writer is the product of a restless and ertile mind that refuses to let anything go unuestionedu So again another book like the one I read a weekish ago Here s how I imagine the conversation wentHandke s editor Pete you done with the new bookHandke Not yet been busy with interviews the Nobel you knowE Damn Peter We need to sellH I knowE Do you have "Anything Else We Can Publish NowH Not Really WellE Well "else we can publish nowH Not really wellE Well I ve these ew pages of self indulgent stuff I wrote about a writer surely not me who goes out or a walk and instrospects aboutE Love it go onH introspects about his life how sensitive and different he is to everyone how he likes to be alone to observe E Awesome It s been written since the renaissance but every romantic seems to love that what elseH Well nothing else really he wanders around all hurt and lonely excited to go back to his writer s desk to write showing how special #Writers Are How Sensitive #are how sensitive much in pain they have to be to write or those poor souls that don t know how to you know the usual bullshitE OMG Pete That s awesome Send it to me What do you want to call itH I dunno it s about a writer walking in the afternoon The Afternoon of a WriterE BrilliantUgh Does being a writer connect you to or disconnect you The Void from the world. Ngen Verstellte ist es dem der Schriftsteller auf dem Gang von seinem Schreibtisch in die Stadt von deren Zentrum zu deren Peripherie und auf dem Nachhauseweg seine Aufmerksamkeit widmet. Novella It is about just what the title says However here we are talking about real literature writers probably ones who concern themselves with prose and describing human emotions than entertaining readers and plot twists Pessoa once said something to effect that toeel your The Poke Cookbook: The Freshest Way to Eat Fish feelingully and consciously a reuirement "IMO or great writing you need to starve yourself of too many emotions thus you will always be "for great writing you need to starve yourself of too many emotions thus you will always be of the ew that you do The Somme: Heroism and Horror in the First World War feel thus you need to cut awayrom all social contact and that is what the protagonist seems to be doing He is definitely have strong Sicilian Lives feelings about nothing that happens in the afternoon and is conscious about it Even better than Absence Very short and similarly cinematic I think now I will probably read everything Handke has ever written A mere wisp of a novel exactly as advertised narrating the hours in the life of a writer betweeninishing his work or the day and laying down to sleep and rise to return to work the next day In between the act of writing that makes a writer who they are this novel presents as meditative meanderings spent reflecting on
The Act Of Writingact of writing well as preserving the possibility and necessity of continuing to write on the next day Sparse often brilliant and so diaphanous as to eel banal occasionally as well a good thing I think Alice Oliver for life is mostly just that The Afternoon of a Writer entranced me enough to read it twice this time because I m working on a novel my Handke s narrator suffersrom a writer s block and takes a walk around town This would be an entirely sufficient summary of the short novel and it contains major plot spoilers But as I am suffering The Protestant Temperament from a reader s block and need to get rid of it by taking a walk around in Handke s mind I will add some reflections in the same way the writer in the story lets his thoughtslow randomly while he spends his afternoon doing nothing While writer s block is a uite well known phenomenon which doesn t prevent writers That's So '90s Pop!: A Fill-In Activity Book from spitting out new books almost on a yearly basis reader s block is a complicated condition and hugely neglected in research In my case it was triggered by a string of emotionally difficult but highly rewarding reading experiences such as Christa Wolf s Kindheitsmuster or Heinrich B ll s The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum Finishing those books Ielt drained and couldn t The Radiant Child find my way back into my regular reading habits Everything seemed meaninglesslat boring But just
Handke s writer The Internet of Us: Knowing More and Understanding Less in the Age of Big Data forced himself to write a couple of sentences to get going again Iorced myself read some purposely plot ree books like The Diary of a Nobody Constituting an exercise uite similar to doing swim motions in the air while still being reluctant to jump into the cold water I regained my euanimity by reading unimportant lightweight literature Handke s writer describes the road or the river or an acuaintance to get back into the habit of writing descriptionsTo inish my reader s block therapy I read Handke himself and Tempting Eden found my way back into literary language and subtle reflections When the narrator reaches the. Rtgesetzt eine Zwischenzeit also In ihr ereignet sich nichts Besonderes nichts Außergewöhnliches immerhin der erste Schnee des Jahresällt Aber gerade dieses noch nicht durch Bedeutu. I m not a big Talking to Dragons (Enchanted Forest Chronicles, fan of Peter Handke Normally Iind his "scientificobjective outlook too cold his careful prose too dour his virtually plotless narratives "outlook too cold his careful prose too dour his virtually plotless narratives cryptic Nor do I Talking to Dragons find the comparisons to Beckett convincing sure he s good with language or appears to be courtesy of his translators but where s the humour And inact humour is thin on the ground in this book too but something rescues it Three Times the Love from the brittleness of his other works As always he s intense A shaft of light seems tolood whatever he describes the details are lucid hyper real otherworldly But where so often I ind his seemingly random cacophony of images meaningless here thanks to the device of the writer within the work he achieves something like harmony Added to this the extreme ocus on the writer and his work creates a mirrors within mirrors effect something I always appreciate if it s done well For a work so The Bride of Willow Creek full of apparent mundanities to achieve this magic is unusual perhaps uniue Andor once Handke s habit of paring everything to the bone does not result in something too lean or austere There s warmth here And insight And inspirationlike Handke s writer The Best American Crime Writing forced himself to write a couple of sentences to get going again Iorced myself
Why was it only when alone that he was able to participate ullyMy sleep haswas it only when alone that he was able to participate ullyMy sleep has eroded The Truth about the Drug Companies: How They Deceive Us and What to Do about It for months nowirst a deprivation of carbohydrates and now the new work responsibilities have left me precarious I am thus aggressively self aware during the wee hours Peter Handke has successfully distilled such levels of examination and rendered it as literature The protagonist is an author who The Lively Art of Writing finishes up his day s work cleans around hislat and then goes or a constitutional stops at a pub goes to meet a translator and inally returns home Full stop I recommend this or all who ind the day starting at 3 am I The Glass Ocean finished this book in my bookstore The AC is broken it s the 4th of July and iteels as if everyone is at some palatial summer estate leaving the city abandoned to the heat the rats and the roaches This book is a short travelogue hell the title of the book is the plot of the book We ollow a writer taking a break wandering through the city rom the mountain which he works He watches snow muses on the utility of writing contemplates the on the The Leadership Gap: What Gets Between You and Your Greatness futility of writing contemplates the imposed loneliness of his existence watches strange people drink in a bar meets a translator who tells him he s happy now that he s no longer writing and generally meanders and mulls I remember my old mentor once told me all of Proust can t hold up uantitatively to one moment in one uotidian day eating some schlock meal at Denny s The pure uantities of information are simply too overwhelming to ever get down impossible to transcribe in their infinite complexity This book looks to get around that by spending such a small sliver of time with our author our storyteller but in effect our author and storyteller exists primarily in his own head as he himself observes over and over so in the end it s autile gesture but a beautiful one about the solipsism of a writer and how the written word can never truly capture that uotidian moment winner of 2019 Nobel Prize nowA sort of candy of an existional. Von einem Dezember Nachmittag handelt die 1987 von Peter Handke veröffentlichte Erzählung Die Arbeit am Schreibtisch ist The Leadership Gap für diesen Tag beendet sie wird erst am nächsten Vormittago.