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handke: “the impression of fiction”

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From Spurious:

Reflecting on his earlier fiction, Handke says:

These narratives and novels have no story. They are only daily occurrences brought into a new order. What is ‘story’ or ‘fiction’ is really always only the point of intersection between individual daily events. This is what produces the impression of fiction. And because of this I believe they are not traditional, but that the most unarranged daily occurrences are only brought into a new order, where they suddenly look like fiction. I never want to do anything else.

And he says this:

The more I immerse myself in an object, the more it approaches a written sign.

Handke has published 4 volumes of his journals, which he began to keep in the mid 70s. Was this amidst the general crisis to which he alludes at the beginning of My Year in No-Man’s Bay?

There was one time in my life when I experienced metamorphosis. Up to that point, it had only been a word to me….

Very early on, while at the famous Group 47 meeting, he says:

Above all, it seems to me that the progress of literature consists of the gradual removal of all fictions.

Just ordered a stack of Handke, whom I’ve never read. There’s potentially productive semi-contradiction, I think, between the first quote of the series (in which fictionality seems to have been relocated from the work itself to the eye and mind of the reader – thus the impression of fiction) and the last one. Which fictions, exactly, is he out to remove?

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June 26, 2009 at 8:43 pm

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  1. LINK OF LYNXES TO MOST HANDKE MATERIAL ON THE WEB:

    http://www.handke.scriptmania.com/favorite_links_1.html

    HANDKE LINKS + BLOGS
    SCRIPTMANIA PROJECT MAIN SITE: http://www.handke.scriptmania.com
    and 13 sub-sites

    the newest:
    http://handke-photo.scriptmania.com/
    contains the psychoanalytic monograph

    http://www.handkelectures.freeservers.com [the drama lecture]

    http://www.van.at/see/mike/index.htm

    [dem handke auf die schliche/ prosa, a book of mine about Handke]

    http://begleitschreiben.twoday.net/topics/Peter+Handke/

    http://handke-discussion.blogspot.com/
    [the American Scholar caused controversy about Handke, reviews, detailed of Coury/ Pilipp’s THE WORKS OF PETER HANDKE, the psycho-biological monograph]
    with three photo albums, to wit:

    http://picasaweb.google.com/mikerol/HANDKE3ONLINE#

    >
    http://picasaweb.google.com/mikerol/HANDKE2ONLINE#

    http://picasaweb.google.com/mikerol/POSTED?authkey=YeKkFSE3-Js#

    http://www.handke-trivia.blogspot.com

    http://www.artscritic.blogspot.com

    [some handke material, too, the Milosevic controversy summarized]

    MICHAEL ROLOFF
    Member Seattle Psychoanalytic Institute and Society
    this LYNX will LEAP you to all my HANDKE project sites and BLOGS:
    http://www.roloff.freehosting.net/index.html
    “MAY THE FOGGY DEW BEDIAMONDIZE YOUR HOOSPRINGS!” {J. Joyce}

    “Sryde Lyde Myde Vorworde Vorhorde Vorborde” [von Alvensleben]

    MICHAEL ROLOFF

    June 27, 2009 at 3:07 pm


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