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Peter Handke

Controversial playwright, novelist, and director who received the Georg Buchner and Franz Kafka Awards for theater, and became known for his film The Left-Handed Woman. He went to boarding college at Tanzenberg Castle, where he had written for the institution newspapers. His 1996 travelogue, A Trip to the Streams: Justice for Serbia, developed very much controversy in Yugoslavia, since it portrayed Serbia among the victims from the Yugoslav Wars. His mother’s 1971 suicide may be the subject matter of his play A Sorrow Beyond Dreams. His award-winning film The Left-Handed Female was presented with an infamously bad review by American film critic Leonard Maltin.

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