A MODERN MASTERâ€™S WRY AND ENTERTAINING TAKE ON HISTORYâ€™S BEST-KNOWN LOVER In Don Juan, Peter Handke offers his take on the famous seducer. Don Juanâ€™s storyâ€”â€śhis own versionâ€ťâ€”is filtered through the consciousness of an anonymous narrator, a failed innkeeper and chef, into whose solitude Don Juan bursts one day. On each day of the week that follows, Don Juan describes the adventures he experienced on that same day a week earlier. The adventures are erotic, but Handkeâ€™s Don Juan is more pursued than pursuer. What makes his accounts riveting are the remarkable evocations of places and people, and the nature of his narration. This is, above all, a book about storytelling and its ability to burst the ordinary boundaries of time and space. In this brief and wry volume, Handke conjures images and depicts the subtleties of human interaction with an unforgettable vividness. Along the way, he offers a sharp commentary on many features of contemporary life.