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Bernhard, Thomas

Works: 1,728 works in 5,909 publications in 6 languages and 62,569 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Musical fiction  Psychological fiction  Bibliography  Domestic fiction  Drama  History  Comic books, strips, etc 
Roles: Creator, Other, Interviewee, Bibliographic antecedent, Dedicatee, Honoree, Performer, Editor, Contributor
Classifications: PT2662.E7, 833.914
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Woodcutters by Thomas Bernhard ( Book )
13 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in English and German and held by 673 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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 with the arrival of an unnamed writer at an 'artistic dinner' hosted by a composer and his society wife'a couple he once admired and has come to loathe. The guest of honor, a distinguished actor from the Burgtheater, is late. As the other guests wait impatiently, they are seen through the critical eye of the writer, who narrates a silent but frenzied tirade against these former friends, most of whom have been brought together by Joana, a woman they buried earlier that day. Reflections on Joana's life and suicide are mixed with these denunciations until the famous actor arrives, bringing an explosive end to the evening that even the writer could not have seen coming
Das Kalkwerk; Roman by Thomas Bernhard ( Book )
64 editions published between 1970 and 2011 in German and Undetermined and held by 652 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The loser by Thomas Bernhard ( Book )
18 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in English and held by 651 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In 1953 three friends, among whom is the later to be famous Glenn Gould, study with Horowitz. Rarely sleeping, hardly eating, they burn intensely with the flame of ambition. Gould achieves success, while the two others renounce their ambition in strikingly different ways
Correction by Thomas Bernhard ( Book )
20 editions published between 1979 and 2013 in English and German and held by 628 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Roithamer, a character based upon Wittgenstein, has committed suicide having been driven mad by his own frightening powers of pure thought. In the course of this novel the reader witnesses the gradual breakdown of a genius senselessly compelled to correct and refine his perceptions until he kills himself
Extinction : a novel by Thomas Bernhard ( Book )
19 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in English and held by 598 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In Italy, an Austrian teacher devotes his energy to criticizing his family's noble heritage--its snobbery, hypocrisy, Catholicism, Nazism--but when on his parents' death he returns to take over the country estate, he does not practice what he preached. By the author of The Loser
Concrete by Thomas Bernhard ( Book )
16 editions published between 1984 and 2013 in English and German and held by 591 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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 hates; the suspicious illness he carefully nurses; his ten-year-long attempt to write the perfect opening sentence; and, finally, his escape to the island of Majorca, which turns out to be the site of someone else's very real horror story. A brilliant and haunting tale of procrastination, failure, and despair, Concrete is a perfect example of why Thomas Bernhard is remembered as "one of the masters of contemporary European fiction" (George Steiner)
Frost by Thomas Bernhard ( Book )
8 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 587 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Frost follows an unnamed young Austrian who accepts an unusual assignment. Rather than continue with his medical studies, he travels to a bleak mining town in the back of beyond, in order to clinically observe the aged painter, Strauch, who happens to be the brother of this young man's surgical mentor. The catch is this: Strauch must not know the young man's true occupation or the reason for his arrival. Posing as a promising law student with a love of Henry James, the young man befriends the mad artist and is caught up among an equally extraordinary cast of local characters, from his resentful landlady to the town's mining engineers
Verstörung. Roman by Thomas Bernhard ( Book )
100 editions published between 1967 and 2008 in German and Undetermined and held by 582 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Roman om sygdom, død og vanvid
Der Untergeher by Thomas Bernhard ( Book )
53 editions published between 1898 and 2012 in German and held by 568 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Glenn Goulds genialitet på flygelet får hans to venner til at opgive at studere videre. For Wertheimer bliver det starten på en undergang, der ender med selvmord
Frost. by Thomas Bernhard ( Book )
83 editions published between 1963 and 2011 in German and Undetermined and held by 565 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Beton by Thomas Bernhard ( Book )
46 editions published between 1982 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 554 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Alte Meister : Komödie by Thomas Bernhard ( Book )
43 editions published between 1985 and 2012 in German and Undetermined and held by 547 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Im Wiener Kunsthistorischen Museum, auf der Sitzbank gegenüber von Tintorettos "Weisbärtigem Mann", bezieht jeden zweiten Vormittag, außer an den eintrittsfreien Samstagen, der Musikphilosoph Reger Stellung. Eines Tages wird die Routine unterbrochen: Reger bittet seinen Freund Atzbacher, sich ausgerechnet am Samstag mit ihm im Museum zu treffen. Doch bevor der Grund für dieses ungewöhnliche Verhalten enthüllt wird, ergeht sich Reger in herrlich schwungvollen Tiraden gegen die Kunst im allgemeinen, die Maler im besonderen, verdammt Stifter ebenso wie Heidegger, beschimpft Wien und die Wiener, und weiß doch, daß die einzige Rettung im menschlichen Gegenüber zu finden ist, im "Lebensmenschen" in seinem Fall
Korrektur : Roman by Thomas Bernhard ( Book )
37 editions published between 1975 and 2007 in German and Undetermined and held by 540 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Holzfällen : eine Erregung by Thomas Bernhard ( Book )
63 editions published between 1984 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 534 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Während einer illustren Abendgesellschaft im Wiener Künstler-Milieu charakterisiert ein Schriftsteller die anwesenden Gäste auf bitter-ironische Weise
Gargoyles by Thomas Bernhard ( Book )
13 editions published between 1970 and 2013 in English and held by 530 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Early one morning a doctor sets out with his son on his daily rounds through the forbidding moutainouse countryside. Their visits, a succession of grotesque portraits- a diabetic industrialist living in incestuous isolation with his half-sister; three brothers, occupying a mill set in a deep gorge, who have just strangled a bevy of exotic birds; a crippled musical prodigy whose sister locks him in a cage- lead them to a castle and a paranoid prince, whose 'almost uninterrupted monologue for a hundred pages is a virtuoso verbal extraordinary, somber first novel
Heldenplatz by Thomas Bernhard ( Book )
54 editions published between 1988 and 2012 in German and Undetermined and held by 522 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Polemische toneeltekst over de Oostenrijkse volksaard
Auslöschung : ein Zerfall by Thomas Bernhard ( Book )
52 editions published between 1986 and 2012 in German and held by 519 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Auslöschung" ist der Titel einer Niederschrift, die Franz-Josef Murau in seinem letzten Lebensjahr in Rom verfaßt hat und die Thomas Bernhard zugänglich macht. Diese Aufzeichnungen waren für Murau unumgänglich geworden, da in ihnen ein Thema im Zentrum steht, das seine ganze Existenz zerstört hat, nämlich seine Herkunft. Dieser "Herkunftskomplex" läßt sich mit dem Namen eines Ortes bezeichnen: Wolfsegg. Hier ist Murau aufgewachsen, hat er den Entschluß gefaßt, daß er, will er sich, seine geistige Existenz retten, Wolfsegg verlassen muß. Obwohl er deshalb beabsichtigt, Wolfsegg zu meiden, muß er dennoch dorthin reisen: seine Eltern und sein Bruder sind bei einem Autounfall ums Eeben gekommen. Dieser erneute Wolfsegg-Aufenthalt macht Murau deutlich, daß er sich von Wolfsegg endgültig lösen muß. Er faßt den Entschluß, über Wolfsegg zu schreiben, und zwar mit dem Ziel, das in diesem Bericht "Beschriebene auszulöschen, alles auszulöschen, das ich unter Wolfsegg verstehe, und alles, das Wolfsegg ist"
Die Billigesser by Thomas Bernhard ( Book )
27 editions published between 1980 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 473 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The lime works by Thomas Bernhard ( Book )
11 editions published between 1973 and 2013 in English and German and held by 466 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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 hearsay related by an unnamed life-insurance salesman in a narrative as mazy, byzantine, and mysterious as the lime works'Konrad's sanctuary and tomb
Der Stimmenimitator by Thomas Bernhard ( Book )
40 editions published between 1978 and 2005 in German and Undetermined and held by 433 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Audience level: 0.56 (from 0.24 for Frost / ... to 0.81 for The rhetor ...)
Alternative Names
Bernard, Tômâs 1931-1989
Bernchard, Tomas 1931-1989
Berncharnt, Tomas
Bernhard, Nicolaas Thomas
Bernhard, Nicolaas Thomas, 1931-1989
Bernhard, Nicolas Thomas
Bernhard, Thomas
Bernhard, Thomas, 1931-1989
Bernhard, Thomas Nicolas, 1931-1989
Bernhard, Tomas
Bernhârd, Tômâs 1931-1989
Bernhardt, Thomas.
Berunharuto, Tōmasu 1931-1989
Berŭnharŭtʻŭ, Tʻomasŭ
Birnhād, Tūmās, 1931-1989
Birnhārt, Tūmas̄ 1931-1989
Fabian, Thomas
Mperncharnt, Tomas, 1931-1989
Perŭnharŭt'ŭ, T'omasŭ 1931-1989
Бернхард, Томас, 1931-1989
ברנהרד, תומס
ברנהרד, תומס 1931-1989
بيرنهارد، توماس، 1931-1989
توماس برنهارد، 1931-1989
베른하르트, 토마스 1931-1989
ベルンハルト, トーマス
ベルンハルト, トーマス 1931-1989
伯恩哈德, 托马斯 1931-1989
托马斯·伯恩哈德 1931-1989
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