Illuminations III: Peter Handke

Wednesday 15 November 2017, 7 pm

Austrian Cultural Forum London, 28 Rutland Gate, London SW7 1PQ

Book tickets here.

This series invites artists, writers and poets to make new work responding to the works or life of celebrated Austrian writers. For the third installment contemporary artists will create new work inspired by Peter Handke.

One of the world’s foremost novelists, playwrights and poets, Peter Handke’s body of work is a question to the entire consciousness of post-war Europe. Wholly singular, often particularly divisive, Handke’s work creates an intensity out of the observational, skewers complacency and layers literature with the kind of distant complexity and forceful difficulty that actual living tends to bring. His work has been a beacon of critical and prolific experimentation, and his polarising persona and numerous works have forced European novelists of the last 50 years to, at the very least, accept or reject his style and substance. His output is remarkably underappreciated in the UK, if not generally unrecognised and so this event, in a small way, aims to rectify a considerable imbalance.

Featuring work by Phil Baber, Verena Duerr, Eley Williams, SJ Fowler and more to be announced.

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