Handke’s ‘The Peddler’ published in Persian
Publish Date : Saturday 2 December 2017 - 20:34
IBNA- Translated into Persian, ‘The Peddler’ (Der Hausierer) by celebrated Austrian writer, poet and translator Peter Handke is released by Cheshmeh Publications in Tehran.
According to IBNA
is regarded as an important writer in the world of literature who gained the attention with his first novel titled ‘The Hornets’ (Die Hornissen) published in 1966.
‘The Peddler’ is the second novel by the Austrian author which was released in 1967, a crime story which follows the rules of this genre in details and every sentence in this work is a story. He has also been engaged in writing several screenplays.
The protagonist is a peddler who sensibly watches everything around him and witnesses all the events. The reader is unable to find a definite answer through the work, since there is no definite answer.
In her introduction on ‘The Peddler’, the Persian translator of the work Arezou Eqbali writes: “Here, one should not look for the highbrow literature. The book is a rather like a puzzle which should be solved.”
“In ‘The Peddler’, Handke seems to be writing a screenplay. For example, he applies flashbacks and depicts the scenes. On the other hand, uses satire and irony particularly when the discussion is going on about a human corpse,” she adds.
Formerly, Eqbali translated ‘The Trial’, the other work by this Austrian writer to Persian.