Once Again for Thucydides

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Once Again for Thucydides

By Peter Handke; Tess Lewis (Translator)

New Directions Publishing Corporation, Hardcover, 9780811213882, 90pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 1998

"Once Again for Thucydides" is a collection of seventeen "micro-epics" written on trips around the world. In each brief journal entry, Handke concentrates on small things he observes, trying to capture their essence, their "simple, unadorned validity". What results is a work or remarkable precision, in which he uncovers the general appearance of random objects and discovers their inner working and mystery.

About the Author
Peter Handke was born in Griffen, Austria, in 1942. He is the author of books, plays and screenplays, including the recent novel "Crossing the Sierra de Gredos "(FSG, 2007) and the nonfiction work Don Juan - His Own Version (FSG, 2010).

Tess Lewis s numerous translations from French and German include works by Peter Handke, Jean-Luc Benoziglio, and Pascale Bruckner.