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  • Wittgenstein's Nephew by Professor Thomas Bernhard
    Wittgenstein's Nephew (English, Paperback) Professor Thomas Bernhard

    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 to discover in each other a possible antidote to...

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  • The Loser by Professor Thomas Bernhard
    The Loser (English, Paperback) Professor Thomas Bernhard

    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 between piano virtuoso Glenn Gould and two of...

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  • Concrete by Professor Thomas Bernhard
    Concrete (English, Paperback) Professor Thomas Bernhard

    The winner of Germany's three most prestigious literary awards focuses on a dissatisfied Viennese music critic whose angry meditations call for judgment on his family, his society, his former lover, and himself

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  • Extinction by Professor Thomas Bernhard
    Extinction (English, Paperback) Professor Thomas Bernhard

    The last work of fiction by one of the twentieth century's greatest artists, Extinction is widely considered Thomas Bernhard's magnum opus....

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  • Gathering Evidence/My Prizes by Professor Thomas Bernhard
    Gathering Evidence/My Prizes (English, Paperback) Professor Thomas Bernhard

    The author chronicles his early life growing up an unwanted child in Austria, from the terrors of the prewar years to the anarchy of the occupation, in a memoir which also includes My Prizes. Original.

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  • Woodcutters by Professor Thomas Bernhard
    Woodcutters (English, Paperback) Professor Thomas Bernhard

    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....

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  • The Lime Works by Professor Thomas Bernhard
    The Lime Works (English, Paperback) Professor Thomas Bernhard

    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 life that led to it are the subject of a mass of...

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  • Correction by Professor Thomas Bernhard
    Correction (English, Paperback) Professor Thomas Bernhard

    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 papers and one troubling manuscript?the puzzle of...

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  • Gargoyles by Professor Thomas Bernhard
    Gargoyles (English, Paperback) Professor Thomas Bernhard

    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....

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