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A Sorrow Beyond Dreams

(1975)
A Life Story
A non fiction book by

 
 
Winner of the 2019 Nobel Prize for Literature

"My mother has been dead for almost seven weeks: I had better go to work before the need to write about her, which I felt so strongly at her funeral, dies away and I fall back into the dull speechlessness with which I reacted to the news of her suicide."

So begins Peter Handke's extraordinary confrontation with his mother's death. In a painful and courageous attempt to deal with the almost intolerable horror of her suicide, he sets out to piece together the facts of her life, as he perceives them. What emerges is a loving portrait of inconsolable grief, a woman whose lively spirit has been crushed not once but over and over again by the miseries of her place and time. Yet well into middle age, living in the Austrian village of her birth, she still remains haunted by her dreams.



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Hardback Editions

September 1976 : UK Hardback
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Title: Sorrow Beyond Dreams (Condor Books)
Author(s): Peter Handke
ISBN: 0-285-64822-5 / 978-0-285-64822-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Souvenir Press Ltd
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March 1975 : USA Hardback
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Title: A Sorrow Beyond Dreams: A Life Story
Author(s): Peter Handke
ISBN: 0-374-26680-8 / 978-0-374-26680-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Farrar Straus & Giroux
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January 1975 : USA Hardback
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Title: A sorrow beyond dreams: A life story
Author(s): Peter Handke
ISBN: 0-374-26720-0 / 978-0-374-26720-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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Paperback Editions

November 2019 : UK Paperback
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Title: A Sorrow Beyond Dreams (Pushkin Blues)
Author(s): Peter Handke
ISBN: 1-78227-608-4 / 978-1-78227-608-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Pushkin Press
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October 2012 : USA Paperback
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Title: A Sorrow Beyond Dreams: A Life Story (FSG Classics)
Author(s): Peter Handke
ISBN: 0-374-53364-4 / 978-0-374-53364-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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January 2001 : UK Paperback
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Title: A Sorrow Beyond Dreams (Pushkin Collection)
Author(s): Peter Handke, Ralph Manheim (translator)
ISBN: 1-901285-17-0 / 978-1-901285-17-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Pushkin Press
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September 2002 : USA Paperback
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Title: A Sorrow Beyond Dreams (New York Review Books Classics)
Author(s): Peter Handke
ISBN: 1-59017-019-9 / 978-1-59017-019-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: NYRB Classics
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September 1976 : UK Paperback
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Title: Sorrow Beyond Dreams (Condor Books)
Author(s): Peter Handke
ISBN: 0-285-64823-3 / 978-0-285-64823-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Souvenir Press Ltd
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Kindle Editions

March 2013 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: A Sorrow Beyond Dreams (Pushkin Collection)
Author(s): Peter Handke
Publisher: Pushkin Press
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February 2013 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: A Sorrow Beyond Dreams (Pushkin Collection)
Author(s): Peter Handke
Publisher: Pushkin Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU