A Sorrow Beyond Dreams: Peter Handke in Conversation with Oren Nahari Photo: Gadi Waxman, Donata Wenders

A Sorrow Beyond Dreams: Peter Handke in Conversation with Oren Nahari

Supported by the Austrian Cultural Forum 

Thursday 19.5
De Botton Auditorium, Mishkenot Sha'ananim Cultural Center

The event has been canceled

* We are sorry to inform you that the event is canceled since the writer Peter Handke will not be arriving to Israel *


Peter Handke (Austria), esteemed author, playwright, screenwriter, and film director, was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2019 “for an influential work that with linguistic ingenuity … explored the periphery and the specificity of human experience.” He is also known for writing the screenplay for the immortal film Wings of Desire with German film director Wim Wenders. In his 1972 novella A Sorrow Beyond Dreams, Handke attempts to trace the story of his mother’s life and understand from her perspective the distress and despair that led to her suicide. A new translation was recently published in Hebrew.

Journalist Oren Nahari will talk with Handke about literary revolt, controversial political struggles, and writing that strives for truth at all costs.


  • Tickets may also be purchased at the offices of Eventer at *6627. (The ticket price will include an additional handling fee of NIS5.)
  • The event will be held in English.
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