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The Austrian writer Peter Handke and the Polish author Olga Tokarczuk receive a Nobel Prize for Literature. Handke is equally celebrated and controversial. The jury praises him for his narrative art. Anger finds Peter Handke better than anger. Anger arouses the creative spirits, anger would only briefly flare up, the 47 – year-old once admitted in an interview with the weekly newspaper “Die Zeit”. Handke, (*************************************************************************************************************************************************************** When he was awarded the Ibsen Prize in Norway, he was vilified a few years ago by Bosnians and Albanians. His critics have not forgiven him for his attitude in the Balkan conflict. Handke stood on the side of Serbia, condemning the NATO for their air strikes and 2006 at the funeral of the former Yugoslav dictator Slobodan Milosevic a speech. Now Handke has been awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature 2019. At the same time, the Polish writer Olga Tokarczuk receives the posthumous Nobel Prize for Literature for the year 2018. This was announced by the Swedish Academy in Stockholm. This year, two Europeans will be honored with the prestigious award. Olga Tokarczuk: The Polish writer receives the Nobel Prize for Literature 2018 retroactively. (Source: imago photos / ZUMA Press)   Ingenuity in researching the human experience Handke has established himself since his 1966 debut novel “The Hornets” with works in various genres as one of the most influential writers of the European postwar period, said the chairman of the Nobel Committee of the Academy, Anders Olsson, at the announcement. With his work, the 76 – year-old “has explored with linguistic ingenuity the periphery and the specificity of the human experience,” said the Academy. Peter Handke Beginning of the 1970 years: The Austrian author is regarded as controversial and has now been awarded the most important literary prize. (Source: imago photos) Both award winners, according to the Academy’s Permanent Secretary, Mats Malm, want to attend the awards ceremony on December come to Stockholm. In addition to the prestigious Nobel Medal and a certificate, they will receive prize money of nine million Swedish crowns each (around (*****************************************************************************************) Euro). Most recently, the Nobel Prize for Literature 2017 has been awarded to Japanese-born British Kazuo Ishiguro. Last year, the award of the award was canceled due to a scandal at the Swedish Academy and postponed to this year. The establishment battle plunged into a deep crisis after several women accused Jean-Claude Arnault’s husband, Jean-Claude Arnault, of the now-defunct Academician Katarina Frostenson, of sexual assault and harassment. Against Frostenson and Arnault there were also allegations that the Nobel Prize winners have previously blabbered against the strict Nobel Statues. For decades world controversial After a broken law studies Handke started with Verve into the author life. 1942 appeared his debut novel “The Hornets”. In the same year he became known snappy overnight: In a diatribe, he accused the legendary literary circle group 76 “descriptive impotence”. Some saw it as a furious self-staging, others as the beginning of a meteoric career. His fame strengthened Handke with the premiere of “public abuse” in Frankfurt. The theatergoers, who at the time were very fascinated, were provocatively referred to by the actors as “goggle eyes”, “Rotzlecker” and “Nichtnutze”. With his theatrical works – such as “Kaspar”, “The journey to the sonorous country” or “Underground blues” – Handke remained present. Companion Claus Peymann staged 2016 at the Vienna Burgtheater Handkes “The innocent, me and the unknown on the edge of the highway”. With his more than 000 pieces he wrote theater history, judged the jury of the Austrian Nestroy Prize, which 2018 honored for his life’s work. “You are in the truest sense of the word an incomparable, and sometimes your lyrics are just too big for the theater – but permanently,” said actor Klaus Maria Brandauer in his eulogy. Compulsory subject in many German schools Familiar to many students is the later filmed by Wim Wenders work “The fear of the goalie penalty” (1970) on the fate of an uprooted ex-athlete. The book became a classic reading material for high school students. Handke, who has been married twice and has been involved with German actress Katja Flint for several years, has lived with Paris for many years.
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