A Sorrow Beyond Dreams by Peter Handke

This book is a poignant exploration of the author's mother's life and her struggle with depression, ultimately leading to her suicide. It provides a deeply personal and raw account of the author's attempts to understand his mother's despair and the societal constraints that contributed to it. The narrative is a profound reflection on memory, loss, and the complexity of human emotions, offering a stark and moving portrayal of a woman's life in a rigid, post-war society.

The 4350th greatest book of all time


Published
1972
Nationality
Austrian
Type
Fiction
Pages
76-104
Words
23,000
Original Language
German

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