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Bernhard, Thomas

Works: 2,638 works in 9,208 publications in 25 languages and 82,833 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biographies  Novels  Autobiographies  Drama  Musical fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Psychological fiction  Short stories  Domestic fiction 
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Roles: Author, Contributor, Other, Creator, Interviewee, Bibliographic antecedent, Editor, Dedicatee, Honoree, Performer, wst, 070, Lyricist, Compiler, Recipient, ed, Originator, Narrator, Author of screenplay, Librettist
Classifications: PT2662.E7, 833.914
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Most widely held works by Thomas Bernhard
The loser by Thomas Bernhard( Book )

150 editions published between 1898 and 2019 in 10 languages and held by 1,668 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
The lime works by Thomas Bernhard( Book )

130 editions published between 1970 and 2018 in 5 languages and held by 1,508 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For five years, Konrad imprisoned himself and his crippled wife in an abandoned lime works where he conducted odd auditory experiments and prepared to write his masterwork, The sense of hearing. As the story begins, he's just blown his wife's head off with the Mannlicher carbine she kept strapped to her wheelchair. No one seems to know why, but the town is steeped in speculation. An unnamed insurance salesman attempts to untangle the hearsay from the truth behind Konrad's murderous motive
Concrete by Thomas Bernhard( Book )

114 editions published between 1982 and 2019 in 13 languages and held by 1,488 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."--P. [4] of cover
Gargoyles by Thomas Bernhard( Book )

168 editions published between 1700 and 2018 in 7 languages and held by 1,344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Early one morning a doctor sets out with his son on his daily rounds through the forbidding mountainous 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 performance ... an extraordinary, somber first novel
Korrektur : Roman by Thomas Bernhard( Book )

95 editions published between 1975 and 2018 in 8 languages and held by 1,344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"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 Rotheimer’s breakdown, what emerges is the story of a genius ceaselessly compelled to correct and refine his perceptions until the only logical conclusion is the negation of his own soul."--
Frost by Thomas Bernhard( Book )

138 editions published between 1963 and 2019 in 7 languages and held by 1,306 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
The voice imitator by Thomas Bernhard( Book )

74 editions published between 1978 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 976 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One hundred-and-four parables, none longer than a page. The title story is on a voice imitator who can impersonate everyone's voice but his own, The Prince is on the disadvantages of longevity, while Emigrated is on a man who cannot stay in one place. By a late Austrian writer
Heldenplatz by Thomas Bernhard( Book )

112 editions published between 1988 and 2020 in 10 languages and held by 915 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Am 15. März 1938 verkündete Adolf Hitler unter den Jubelrufen der anwesenden Wiener auf dem Heldenplatz den "Anschluss" Österreichs an Deutschland. 50 Jahre später versammeln sich in einer Wohnung in der Nähe des Heldenplatzes die Familie Schuster und deren engste Freunde. Der Anlass: das Begräbnis von Professor Josef Schuster. Für diesen philosophischen Kopf, von den Nazis verjagt, in den fünfziger Jahren auf Bitten des Wiener Bürgermeisters aus Oxford auf seinen Lehrstuhl zurückgekehrt, gab es keinen anderen Ausweg als den Selbstmord. Denn die Situation im gegenwärtigen Österreich sei "noch viel schlimmer als vor fünfzig Jahren"." --Publisher description
Ja by Thomas Bernhard( Book )

85 editions published between 1978 and 2019 in 12 languages and held by 809 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een geleerde die in volkomen isolement leeft doet een wanhopige poging om contact te maken met een medemens
Alte Meister : Komödie by Thomas Bernhard( Book )

74 editions published between 1985 and 2019 in 3 languages and held by 769 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Les peintres n'ont pas peint ce qu'ils auraient dû peindre, mais uniquement ce qu'on leur a commandé, ou bien ce qui leur procurait ou leur rapportait l'argent ou la gloire, a-t-il dit. Les peintres, tous ces maîtres anciens qui, la plupart du temps, me dégoûtent plus que tout et qui m'ont depuis toujours donné le frisson, a-t-il dit, n'ont jamais servi qu'un maître, jamais eux-mêmes et ainsi l'humanité elle-même. Ils ont tout de même toujours peint un monde factice qu'ils tiraient d'eux-mêmes, dont ils espéraient obtenir l'argent et la gloire ; tous ils n'ont peint que dans cette optique, par envie d'argent et par envie de gloire, pas parce qu'ils avaient voulu être peintres mais uniquement parce qu'ils voulaient avoir la gloire ou l'argent ou la gloire en même temps que l'argent."--Gallimard
Woodcutters by Thomas Bernhard( Book )

18 editions published between 1987 and 2019 in English and German and held by 706 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An unnamed writer arrives 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."--P. [4] of cover
Auslöschung : ein Zerfall by Thomas Bernhard( Book )

82 editions published between 1986 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 679 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een Oostenrijkse intellectueel rekent in een hevige tirade af met zijn familie, die model staat voor de door hem verfoeide Oostenrijkse mentaliteit
Holzfällen : eine Erregung by Thomas Bernhard( Book )

85 editions published between 1984 and 2019 in 3 languages and held by 647 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aan het kritisch oog van de ik-figuur die alles en iedereen verafschuwt trekt tijdens een feestmaal een stoet van rijke burgers van Wenen voorbij
Extinction : a novel by Thomas Bernhard( Book )

29 editions published between 1995 and 2019 in English and held by 626 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
Die Billigesser by Thomas Bernhard( Book )

47 editions published between 1980 and 2021 in 5 languages and held by 602 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rapporte, par la voix d'un narrateur anonyme, les propos d'un personnage odieux, un certain Koller, qui lui expose, à chacune de leurs rencontres, sa morale élitiste et cynique et des pans de sa philosophie. Vivant d'une confortable pension, il prépare un ouvrage de physiognomonie dont le fin mot lui a été révélé par la rencontre de quatre habitués d'un restaurant bon marché
Gehen by Thomas Bernhard( Book )

76 editions published between 1971 and 2019 in 8 languages and held by 596 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Walking records the conversations of the unnamed narrator and his friend Oehler while they walk, discussing anything that comes to mind but always circling back to their mutual friend Karrer, who has gone irrevocably mad."
Amras by Thomas Bernhard( Book )

100 editions published between 1964 and 2019 in 9 languages and held by 533 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De la mano de un superviviente de un suicidio colectivo, último mienbro de una rama que, sumida en la ruina, la decadencia, la enfermedad y la demencia, se asoma a la extinción, Thomas Bernhard plasma en esta breve novela una de las obras más representativas de su estilo y de sus obsesiones. Recuído junto con su hermano Walter por su tío materno en la inquitante torre de AMRAS -un refugio que nos guardaba y escodía de las miradas de un mundo que sólo actúa y comprende siempre a partir del mal"- apartada en el campo y a orillas de un estuendoso río, el narrador va desgranando en un monólogo que iluminan documentos intercalados la deriva progresiva e inexorable a los tenebrosos dominios de la locura
Die Erzählungen by Thomas Bernhard( Book )

63 editions published between 1966 and 2016 in German and Undetermined and held by 448 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prose by Thomas Bernhard( Book )

55 editions published between 1967 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 446 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Austrian playwright, novelist, and poet Thomas Bernhard (1931-89) is acknowledged as among the major writers of our time. The seven stories in this collection capture Bernhard's distinct darkly comic voice and vision-often compared to Kafka and Musil - commenting on a corrupted world. First published in German in 1967, these stories were written at the same time as Bernhard's early novels Frost, Gargoyles, and The Lime Works, and they display the same obsessions, restlessness, and disarming mastery of language. Martin Chalmer's outstanding translation, which renders the work in English for the first time, captures the essential personality of the work. The narrators of these stories lack the strength to do anything but listen and then write, the reader in turn becoming a captive listener, deciphering the traps laid by memory - and the mere words, the neverending words with which we try to pin it down. Words that are always close to driving the narrator crazy, but yet, as Bernhard writes "not completely crazy"
Der Weltverbesserer by Thomas Bernhard( Book )

40 editions published between 1979 and 2017 in German and French and held by 445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An academic crank who has written a treatise on how to improve the world waits for an award
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
The loser
The lime worksConcreteGargoylesKorrektur : RomanFrostThe voice imitatorHeldenplatzJa
Alternative Names
Beleunhaleuteu, Tomaseu 1931-1989

Bernard, Tômâs

Bernard, Tômâs 1931-1989

Bernchard, Tomas

Bernchard, Tomas 1931-1989

Berncharnt, Tomas

Bernhard, Niclaas Thomas

Bernhard, Niclaas Thomas 1931-1989

Bernhard Nicolaas Thomas

Bernhard, Nicolaas Thomas 1931-1989

Bernhard, Nicolas Thomas

Bernhard Th.

Bernhard Thomas

Bernhard, Thomas 1931-1988

Bernhard, Thomas 1931-1989

Bernhard, Thomas Nicolas 1931-1989

Bernhârd, Tômâs

Bernhârd, Tômâs 1931-1989

Bernhardas Thomas

Bernhardas Tomas

Bernhardi, T̕omas 1931-1989

Bernhardt, Thomas.

Berunharuto, Tōmasu

Berunharuto, Tōmasu 1931-1989

Berŭnharŭtʻŭ, Tʻomasŭ

Birnhād, Tūmās 1931-1989

Birnhārt, Tūmas̄ 1931-1989

Boenhade, Tuomasi 1931-1989

Fabian, Thomas

Mperncharnt, Tomas

Mperncharnt, Tomas 1931-1989

Nicolaas Thomas Bernhard

Perŭnharŭt'ŭ, T'omasŭ

Perŭnharŭt'ŭ, T'omasŭ 1931-1989

Thomas Bernhard

Thomas Bernhard aŭstra verkisto

Thomas Bernhard Austria kirjanik

Thomas Bernhard austriacki pisarz i dramaturg

Thomas Bernhard Austrian writer

Thomas Bernhard écrivain autrichien

Thomas Bernhard escriptor austríac

Thomas Bernhard escritor austríaco

Thomas Bernhard itävaltalainen kirjailija

Thomas Bernhard Oostenrijks schrijver

Thomas Bernhard österreichischer Schriftsteller

Thomas Bernhard osztrák író, költő, drámaíró

Thomas Bernhard rakouský dramatik a spisovatel

Thomas Bernhard scríbhneoir Ostarach

Thomas Bernhard scriitor austriac

Thomas Bernhard scrittore, romanziere e drammaturgo austriaco

Thomas Bernhard shkrimtar austriak

To ma seu Be leun ha leu teu 1931-1989

Tomaseu-Beleunhaleuteu 1931-1989

Tomass Bernhards

Tuo ma si Bo en ha de 1931-1989

Tuomasi-Boenhade 1931-1989

Τόμας Μπέρνχαρντ Αυστριακός συγγραφέας

Бернгард Т. 1931-1989

Бернхард Томас

Бернхард, Томас 1931-1989

Томас Бернгард

Томас Бернгард австрійський письменник

Томас Бернхард

Томас Бернхард австрийски белетрист, драматург и поет

Томас Бернхард австрийский прозаик и драматург

Томас Бернхард аустријски писац

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ברנהרד, תומס

ברנהרד, תומס 1931-1989

תומאס ברנהרד

תומאס ברנהרד סופר אוסטרי

بيرنهارد، توماس، 1931-1989

توماس برنهارد

توماس برنهارد، 1931-1989

توماس برنهارد كاتب نمساوي

თომას ბერნჰარდი

베른하르트, 니콜라스 토마스 1931-1989

베른하르트, 토마스 1931-1989

베른하르트, 토머스 1931-1989

토마스 베른하르트


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