Thomas Bernhard


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    General Fiction

    Apr-2016

    This collection of four stories by the writer George Steiner called one of the masters of European fiction is, as longtime fans of Thomas Bernhard would expect, bleakly comic and inspiringly rancorous. The subject of his stories vary: in one, Goethe ...

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    Literary

    Oct-2015

    Thomas Bernhard is one of the masters of contemporary European fiction (George Steiner); one of the century s most gifted writers (Newsday); a virtuoso of rancor and rage (Bookforum). And although he is favorably compared with Franz Kafka, Samuel Bec...

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    General Fiction

    Jul-2011

    One night in the middle of winter, as deep snow covers the mountains and forests, a doctor is crossing the ridge in Austria from Traich to Foding to see a patient. He stumbles over a body in the darkness and fears it is a corpse. But it s not a corps...

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    General Fiction

    Aug-2010

    " His manner of speaking, like that of all the subordinated, excluded, was awkward, like a body full of wounds, into which at any time anyone can strew salt, yet so insistent, that it is painful to listen to him, " from "The Carpenter"The Austrian pl...

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    Literary

    Mar-2010

    For twenty years, Konrad has imprisoned himself and his crippled wife in an abandoned lime works where he's conducted odd auditory experiments and prepared to write his masterwork, The Sense of Hearing. As the story begins, he's just blown the head o...

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    General Fiction

    Oct-2006

    Thomas Bernhard combined a searing wit and an unwavering gaze into the human condition. His debut novel, Frost, marked the beginning of one of the century's most provocative literary careers. Visceral, raw, singular, and unforgettable, Frost is the s...

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    General Fiction

    Oct-2006

    The playwright and novelist Thomas Bernhard was one of the most widely translated and admired writers of his generation, winner of the three most coveted literary prizes in Germany. Gargoyles, one of his earliest novels, is a singular, surreal study ...

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    Literary

    Jul-2003

    Thomas Bernhard is one of the masters of contemporary European fiction (George Steiner); one of the century's most gifted writers (New York Newsday); a virtuoso of rancor and rage (Bookforum). His evocations and descriptions of the constant psychic c...

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    Literary

    Mar-2003

    The scientist Roithamer has dedicated the last six years of his life to the Cone, an edifice of mathematically exact construction that he has erected in the center of his family s estate in honor of his beloved sister. Not long after its completion, ...

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    General Fiction

    Nov-1998

    The Austrian playwright, novelist, and poet Thomas Bernhard (1931-89) is acknowledged as among the major writers of our times. At once pessimistic and exhilarating, Bernhard's work depicts the corruption of the modern world, the dynamics of totalitar...

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    General Fiction

    Aug-1997

    Written with a dark pain and drama that recalls the novels of Dickens, Gathering Evidence is a powerful and compelling memoir of youth by one of the twentieth century's most gifted writers. Born in 1931, the illegitimate child of an abandoned mother,...

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    General Fiction

    Sep-1995

    The last work of fiction by one of the twentieth century's greatest artists, "Extinction "is widely considered Thomas Bernhard's magnum opus. Franz-Josef Murau--the intellectual black sheep of a powerful Austrian land-owning family--lives in Rome in ...

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    General Fiction

    Jan-1993

    A black comedy of manners in which Bernhard portrays Viennese bourgeois society, the theatre world, and civilization itself. The narrator has spent the last 30 years in London. On a brief trip to Vienna he meets a couple he knew in his youth, who tel...

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    General Fiction

    Dec-1992

    In this exuberantly satirical novel, the tutor Atzbacher has beensummoned by his friend Reger to meet him in a Viennese museum. WhileReger gazes at a Tintoretto portrait, Atzbacher who fears Reger'splans to kill himself gives us a portrait of the mus...

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    General Fiction

    Dec-1992

    The narrator, a scientist working on antibodies and suffering from emotional and mental illness, meets a Persian woman, the companion of a Swiss engineer, at an office in rural Austria. For the scientist, his endless talks with the strange Asian woma...

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    General Fiction

    Sep-1991

    Thomas Bernhard was one of the most original writers of the twentieth century. His formal innovation ranks with Beckett and Kafka, his outrageously cantankerous voice recalls Dostoevsky, but his gift for lacerating, lyrical, provocative prose is inco...

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    General Fiction

    Jan-1989

    It is 1967. In separate wings of a Viennese hospital, two men lie bedridden. The narrator, named Thomas Bernhard, is stricken with a lung ailment; his friend Paul, nephew of the celebrated philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein, is suffering from one of his...

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    Literary

    Jan-1988

    Fiercely observed, often hilarious, and reminiscent of Ibsen and Strindberg (The New York Times Book Review), this exquisitely controversial novel was initially banned in its author s homeland. A searing portrayal of Vienna s bourgeoisie, it begins w...

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    Literary

    May-1984

    Instead of the book he s meant to write, Rudolph, a Viennese musicologist, produces this dark and grotesquely funny account of small woes writ large, of profound horrors detailed and rehearsed to the point of distraction. We learn of Rudolph s sister...

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