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'Don Juan: His Own Version' by Peter Handke

'Don Juan: His Own Version' by Peter Handke

Don Juan His Own Version: A Novel Peter Handke Farrar, Straus & Giroux: 112 pp., $22 Peter Handke isn't interested in damnation. He said as much in an interview published in the Drama Review in 1970: "Morality is the least of my concerns. . . . To me, morality in a society that -- however moral its pose -- is hierarchically organized is simply a lie, an alibi for the inequalities that exist in society." And so "Don Juan: His Own Version" is a story without a moral. It is episodic and uncapped, a text that neither delivers nor allows judgment. The legend of Don Juan may be one of the most retold stories in literature. More than 1,500 versions of the tale have...

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