Kaspar: Peter Handke: is his first full-length play, Kaspar (), which depicts the foundling Kaspar Hauser as a near-speechless innocent destroyed by. ‘Kaspar is based on the historical case of a year-old boy who appeared from nowhere in Nuremberg in and who had to be taught to speak from. Handke’s Kaspar, Wittgenstein’s Tractates, and the successful representation of alienation. James R. Hamilton. The prologue to Peter Handke’s play Kaspar.
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Apr 07, Lori rated it it was amazing. Sep 19, Kimley rated it really liked it Shelves: Everything is nonsense and at the same time nothing. Mar 12, hediEh rated it it was amazing. Some say Handkes plays are like Becketts but without the humour.
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His body of work has been awarded numerous literary prizes. Raped, in a good way, dirty, hankde, facefucked with words, sentences and words, ramming nonsense down my throat, exhausting body, mind, eyes, mind, through constant repetition making words meaningless and meaningfull at the same time.
Lists with This Book. Be the first to ask a question about Kaspar and Other Plays. His body of work has been awarded numerous literary prizes. It was published in Jul 01, Bryan rated it liked it Shelves: Lists with This Book.
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To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. I like this paragraph from the book’s back matter, in the introduction to Handke and Kaspar: Handke’s is a name that I had heard of but knew next to nothing about when I picked up this short book of plays at some library sale or another.
It is also a play that suggests individuals are bound to negate themselves under the pressure of the societies that they live in. In Offending kaspxr Audience and Self-Accusationone-character “speak-ins,” Handke further explores the relationship between public performance and personal identity, forcing us to reconsider our sense of who we are and what we know. Having only read Kaspar, I would love to actaully see it performed!
Via repetition and absurdity Handke throws a clarifying light on concepts of words defining reality.
Kaspar by Peter Handke
Dan Malinowski rated it really liked it Apr 11, Lots of dancing about architecture. Drilled by prompters who use terrifyingly funny logical and alogical language-sequences.
None of that has much to do with this earlier work, I suppose, done in the mid 60s–but it seems that the controversy has almost completely obscured his literary work. Drilled by prompters who use terrifyingly funny logical and alogical language-sequences KasparPeter Handke’s first full-length drama – hailed in Europe as “the play of the decade” and compared in importance to Waiting for Godot is the story of an autistic adolescent who finds himself at a complete existential loss on the stage, with but a single sentence to call his own.
This is not an easy watch — it’s cerebral, dourly Germanic, and downright slippery, as if you’ve been thrown into a linguistic plunge pool. Retrieved from ” https: Sometimes I thought I caught a glimpse of what Handke was trying to say, but I was never sure–perhaps something along the lines of how the social goal is to bring us out of ignorance into conformity, but not to proceed past that point. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
Kaspar – review
You have a sentence with which you can bring order into every disorder. Sep 17, tomwrote rated it really liked it Shelves: Views Read Edit View history. Christine Delosh rated it liked it Jan 08, On approval, you will either be sent the print copy of the book, or you will receive a further email containing the link to allow you to download your eBook. A fascinating and infuriating destruction, rebuilding and dismantling of a character through language.
Dayna rated it liked it May 31, Felix Jorvalvong rated it really liked it Apr 12, Hirsuited rated it liked it Nov 26, Nov 24, Damien Leri rated it liked it. This play went on stage in Av Hall. KasparPeter Handke’s first full-length drama–hailed in Europe as “the play of the decade” and compared in importance to Waiting for Godot –is the story of an autistic adolescent who finds himself at a complete existential loss on the stage, with but a single sentence to call his own.
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