Oh and lest I forget

Re my previous post about Peter Handke. He is an ass. But I only found out that much, much later. As a matter of fact, his true colors came out during Milosevic’s funeral, where he gave a speech of support for the genocidal dictator. That was the day my love for Handke vanished. Though I still think he had (maybe even still has) a way with words to create atmospheres and evoke a certain kind of “feelings” that I had never seen up to the moment I read him.

But you know, for me, supporting dead dictators that ordered ethnic massacres renders him unlovable. The municipality of Dusseldorf, in Germany, seems to agree with me, as a few years ago, they refused to give him a literary award based on the fact that a writer’s politics and public allegiances do matter.

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