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One word fantastic worth every word all words carefully chosen. On a Dark Night I Left My Silent House is another exquisitely enigmatic and thought provoking novel from Austrian fiction writer and playwright Peter Handke, who has written many works dissecting man s relationship with his surroundings and reshaping the writer s relationship with language and meaning In this novel an unnamed pharmacist living in Taxham an undistinguished enclave outside Salzburg seems to be a spectator of his own life, which revolves around his pharmacy and the time he spends at home At a certain point he leaves his house, drives into the forest near an airfield, parks the car and gets out Here, amidst a series of strange and dreamlike sensory experiences, he is hit on the head, a violent event that renders him mute In the next scene he goes to a restaurant where he meets a long forgotten Olympic skier and a poet, formerly of some note but whose reputation has languished, and the three men set out on an adventure together, with the pharmacist as driver They travel through the mountains, encounter a woman who beats and later stalks the pharmacist, and then enter a weird apparently Spanish landscape where ultimately they separate The pharmacist continues alone, wandering across a vast bleak steppe region before arriving home, recovering his power of speech along the way Here, in the back room of his pharmacy, he narrates the story of his journey to the writer, who sets it all down in this book An absorbing if perplexing novel that makes no concessions to narrative convention or reader expectation and does not strive for the kind of coherence we normally encounter in a work of fiction Handke is, after all, seeking a different effect, one that lifts the reader out of his malaise and prods him to wonder what the writer is getting at In this, he succeed brilliantly. Once upon a time, a pharmacist of Salzburg who had decided to leave He walks and his way will carry him until Spain Dream, oniric visions, true travel, difficult to be sure.Wandering theme is frequent in Handke s books.Then we can see the things superficially The meetings return to his past, anecdotes speaks about his life The style is splendid It is poetry in prose with a great purity Thus initiatory travel with resulting whose the pharmacist will return alleviated End of History.Bla bla and again bla.We misses a fundamental aspect Our pharmacist gives up to speak The symbolic range is enormous Remember the diagram of Jakobson The language is defined not only by the message itself but also by the transmitter and the recipient So no alterity, no language.Renouncement to language, it s to give up the human condition It iseven to give up the transcendence if we refer to St John s prolog the logos became flesh.And yet that functions The pharmacist travels with 2 companions, a poet and a former ski champion The world is seen by the eyes of the pharmacist The least song of bird in the forest takes on a metaphysical dimension At the end of epilog, the pharmacist requires of author to put the word innehalten to remain in himeself in his book.Barthes said that to give up the language is to die Here, it is the end of a cycle, died and rebirth or rather Tod und verklarung died and transfiguration. Some praise the Austrian Peter Handke b 1942 as one of the greatest living writers I m yet to be convinced despite admiring the non fiction account of his mother s life and suicide, A Sorrow Beyond Dreams see earlier review The slender novel under review here traces the strange adventures of a pharmacist, trapped in a conventional and unhappy life, who gets hit over he head, loses his ability to speak, and then wanders into a strange, surrealistic land Haunted and pursued by a mysterious woman, he eventually recovers his ability to speak and returns to his former Austrian town and profession The novel is about alienation the word Handke uses is pause, the pause in boring reality that transports us into a vivid world Much goes wrong in this world, but as the pharmacist says after his return, Yes, I did do a few things wrong in my story And when the time comes, I d like to do something wrong like that again p 181 Highly imaginative, poetic language describes the pharmacist s alternative reality Indeed, large segments of this book should probably be read as carefully and with the same relish as one reads poetry My failure to respond with greater enthusiasm than three stars perhaps derives from Handke s very power of innovation Commendable as it might be to stretch the boundaries of language and the novel form itself, this humble, old fashioned reader, unfortunately, likes the anchor provided by such pre postmodernist things as emotion, psychology, and or plot However, Handke remains a novelist to be reckoned with so stay tuned. Absolutely awful.beyond the land of awfulness, in fact Lacking focus, character development, flow If this was supposed to be radical, then it s beyond my realm Sometimes, you must give some authors a rest. Somehow i didn t like this as much as the first time i read it, but it still made me want to go for a long wordless walk across a mythic and forbidding steppe. I liked this but don t know quite what to make of it a middle aged man leaves his house and goes off on a strange adventure that sees him repeatedly assaulted, attending a festival across the border with a poet and olympic skier, and then wandering off on his own.It s a meditation of the postmodern sort, and there s a spare lyricism to the prose I sort of get it, that the book is about spandrels a word this book taught me and liminal spaced between curves But some of the story beats left me a little confused. Where, exactly, did he think he was going with this The book was like a dream without particularly moving symbols and no discernable plot The kind of dream you don t bother telling your therapist The kind of dream you stop reading halfway through. I bet creative writing teachers jizz themselves over this densely packed little story overflowing with symbolism and tone I on the other hand seemed to enjoy it slightly better than most of the reviews here on goodreads, but still not that much, but I want to like it and I think maybe reading it a second time might make the dreamlike logic in the story make sense Or maybe not. `Pdf ☚ In einer dunklen Nacht ging ich aus meinem stillen Haus ☟ A Short, Powerful New Novel By One Of The Greatest Writers In The German Language On A Dark Night I Left My Silent House Is Peter Handke S Evocative, Moving, Often Fantastic, Novel About One Man S Conflict With Himself And His Journey Toward Resolution During One Night Shift, An Unnamed, Middle Aged Pharmacist In Taxham, An Isolated Suburb Of Salzburg, Tells His Story To A Narrator The Pharmacist Is Known And Well Respected, But Lonely And Estranged From His Wife He Feels Most Comfortable Wandering About In Nature, Collecting And Eating Hallucinogenic Mushrooms One Day He Receives A Blow To The Head That Leaves Him Unable To Speak, And The Narrative Is Transformed From Ironic Description Into A Collection Of Sensual Impressions, Observations And Reflections The Pharmacist, Who Is Now Called The Driver, Sets Out On A Quest, Travelling Into The Alps With Two Companions A Former Olympic Skiing Champion And A Formerly Famous Poet Where He Is Beaten And Later Stalked By A Woman He Drives Through A Tunnel And Has A Premonition Of Death, Then Finds Himself In A Surreal, Foreign Land In A Final Series Of Bizarre, Cathartic Events, The Driver Regains His Speech And Is Taken Back To His Pharmacy Back To His Former Life, But Forever Changed A Powerful, Poetic Exploration Of Language, Longing And Dislocation In The Human Experience, On A Dark Night I Left My Silent House Reveals Handke At His Magical Best