This volume contains Handkes work from the 1970s. It includes Kaspar, in which the playwright explores the power of language as a means of oppression - a means of creating artificial uniformity by teaching people to comprehend the world only in terms of the speech patterns they are given.
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Peter Handke, a giant of Austrian literature, has produced decades of fiction, poetry, and drama informed by some of the most tumultuous events in modern history. Handke Plays One: Peter Handke: … Handke's play is a downright attack on the way language is used by a corrupt society to depersonalize the individual. My Foot My Tutor: "Handke has here written an hour-long play without words that may at first look like a piece of audience-provocation but that finishes up as sheer theatrical poetry."â Guardian