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Peter Handke Biography

An Austrian novelist, playwright, translator, poet, film director as well as a screenwriter is named for Peter Handke who is famous for his works such as the play Publikumsbeschimpfung (Offending the Audience) and the novel Die Angst des Tormanns beim Elfmeter (The Goalie's Anxiety at the Penalty Kick). Prompted by his mother's suicide in 1971,...

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Amrita Pritam Biography

Amrita Pritam, the small poet who emotively invoked Waris Shah in what would become her most widely known poem, ‘Ajj aakhaan Waris Shah nu’, was among the foremost women authors in 20th century India. Pritam, who wrote in Hindi and Punjabi, was a bold and courageous female who lived existence on her conditions unlike the...

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David Berman Biography

David Berman was an American musician, singer, poet, and cartoonist best known for his work with indie-rock band the Silver Jews. Although the band primarily existed as a recording project for most of its existence, the Silver Jews toured regularly from 2005 until 2009. In January 2009, Berman announced his retirement from music in hopes...