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Thomas Bernhard

  • Bernhard im ▄berblick. Es gibt nur wenige Schriftsteller, bei denen das literarische Vokabular und die individuelle Formulierung eine solche Bedeutung erlangt wie bei Thomas Bernhard. Die vorliegende Arbeit bietet eine Einf├╝hrung in das gesamte publizierte Werk des Autors. Die literarischen Texte Bernhards werden im einzelnen, aber auch im Werkzusammenhang...

    Publisher : J.B. Metzler
    published : 2016
  • 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 incomparably his own.One of Bernhard's most acclaimed novels, The Loser centers on a fictional relationship...

    Publisher : Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
    published : 2010
  • 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. ┬á A searing portrayal of Vienna?s bourgeoisie, it begins with the arrival of an unnamed writer at an ?artistic dinner? hosted by a composer and his society...

    Publisher : Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
    published : 2013
  • From the late Thomas Bernhard, arguably Austria's most influential novelist of the postwar period, and one of the greatest artists in all twentieth-century literature in the German language, his magnum opus. Extinction, Bernhard's last work of fiction, takes the form of the autobiographical testimony of Franz-Josef Murau, the intellectual black sheep...

    Publisher : Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
    published : 2013
  • 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 of the nature of humanity. ┬á One morning a doctor and his son set out on daily rounds through...

    Publisher : Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
    published : 2010
  • Visceral, raw, singular, and distinctive, Frost is the story of a friendship between a young man at the beginning of his medical career and a painter who is entering his final days. A writer of world stature, Thomas Bernhard combined a searing wit and an unwavering gaze into the human condition. Frost follows an unnamed young Austrian who accepts...

    Publisher : Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
    published : 2010
  • For five 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 off his wife with the Mannlicher carbine she kept strapped to her wheelchair. The murder and the bizarre...

    Publisher : Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
    published : 2013
  • 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, he takes his own life. As an unnamed friend pieces together?literally, from thousands of slips of...

    Publisher : Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
    published : 2013
  • 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 periodic bouts of madness. As their once-casual friendship quickens, these two eccentric men begin...

    Publisher : Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
    published : 2013
  • 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, whose help he invites, then reviles as malevolent meddling; his ?really marvelous? house, which he...

    Publisher : Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
    published : 2013