The Goalie's Anxiety at the Penalty Kick

Author(s): Peter Handke; Michael Roloff (Translator)

Crime Fiction

The first of Nobel Prize winner Peter Handke's novels to be published in English, The Goalie's Anxiety at the Penalty Kick is a true modern classic that "portrays the...breakdown of a murderer in ways that recall Camus's The Stranger" (The New York Times).

The self-destruction of a soccer goalie turned construction worker who wanders aimlessly around a stifling Austrian border town after pursuing and then murdering, almost unthinkingly, a female movie cashier is mirrored by Handke's use of direct, sometimes fractured prose that conveys "at its best a seamless blend of lyricism and horror seen in the runes of a disintegrating world" (Boston Sunday Globe).


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General Fields

  • : 9780374531065
  • : Farrar, Straus & Giroux
  • : Farrar, Straus & Giroux
  • : 0.136078
  • : December 2007
  • : .41 Inches X 5.31 Inches X 8.32 Inches
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Peter Handke; Michael Roloff (Translator)
  • : Paperback
  • : English
  • : 833/.914
  • : 144