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Peter Handke

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Peter Handke (German pronunciation: [ˈpeːtɐ ˈhantkə]; born 6 December 1942) is an Austrian novelist, playwright, translator, poet, film director, and screenwriter. He was awarded the 2019 Nobel Prize in Literature "for an influential work that with linguistic ingenuity has explored the periphery and the specificity of human experience." Handke is considered to be one of the most influential and original German-language writers in the second half of the 20th century.In the late 1960s, he earned his reputation as a member of the avant-garde with such plays as Offending the Audience (1966) in which actors analyze the nature of theatre and alternately insult the audience and praise its "performance", and Kaspar (1967). His novels, mostly ultraobjective, deadpan accounts of characters in extreme states of mind, include The Goalie's Anxiety at the Penalty Kick (1970) and The Left-Handed Woman (1976). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Peter Handke has received more than 1,079,674 page views. His biography is available in 76 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 73 in 2019). Peter Handke is the 219th most popular writer (down from 187th in 2019), the 58th most popular biography from Austria (down from 46th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Austrian Writer.

Peter Handke is most famous for his novel "The Goalie's Anxiety at the Penalty Kick."

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Among writers, Peter Handke ranks 219 out of 5,755Before him are Adam Mickiewicz, Arthur C. Clarke, Anna Komnene, Geoffrey Chaucer, Nizami Ganjavi, and Terry Pratchett. After him are Luís de Camões, Ray Bradbury, Luigi Pirandello, John Milton, Peter Drucker, and Johanna Spyri.

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Among people born in 1942, Peter Handke ranks 16Before him are Ratko Mladić, Eusébio, Harrison Ford, Paul McCartney, Barbra Streisand, and Daniel Barenboim. After him are Scatman John, Jacques Rogge, Isabel Allende, Ted Kaczynski, Ronnie James Dio, and Brian Jones.

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In Austria

Among people born in Austria, Peter Handke ranks 58 out of 1,237Before him are Kurt Gödel (1906), Wolfgang Pauli (1900), Archduke Franz Karl of Austria (1802), Ludwig Boltzmann (1844), Ernst Kaltenbrunner (1903), and Maximilian II, Holy Roman Emperor (1527). After him are Christian Doppler (1803), Archduchess Gisela of Austria (1856), Maria Carolina of Austria (1752), Anton Webern (1883), Peter Drucker (1909), and Josef Bican (1913).

Among WRITERS In Austria

Among writers born in Austria, Peter Handke ranks 3Before him are Franz Kafka (1883) and Stefan Zweig (1881). After him are Peter Drucker (1909), Robert Musil (1880), Arthur Schnitzler (1862), Elfriede Jelinek (1946), Sándor Márai (1900), Shmuel Yosef Agnon (1888), Paula Hitler (1896), Hugo von Hofmannsthal (1874), and Georg Trakl (1887).