Crossing the Sierra de Gredos / Peter Handke ; translated from the German by Krishna Winston
Book | Farrar, Straus and Giroux | 2007 | 1st American ed.

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1st American ed.
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472 pages ; 24 cm
Summary
On the outskirts of a northwestern European riverport city lives a powerful woman banker, a public figure admired and hated in equal measure, who has decided to turn from the worlds of high finance and modern life to embark on a quest. Having commissioned a famous writer to undertake her authentic biography, she journeys through the Spanish Sierra de Gredos and the region of La Mancha to meet him. As she travels by allterrain vehicle, bus, and finally on foot, the nameless protagonist encounters five way stations that become the stuff of her biography and the biography of the modern world, a world in which genuine images and unmediated experiences have been exploited and falsified by commercialization and by the voracious mass media.
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Winston, Krishna.
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Bildverlust, oder, Durch die Sierra de Gredos. English
ISBN
9780374281540 (hardcover ; alk. paper)
0374281548 (hardcover ; alk. paper)
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