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Bernhard, Thomas

Works: 1,765 works in 7,738 publications in 19 languages and 74,363 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  Musical fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Psychological fiction  Biographies  Domestic fiction  Monologues (Drama)  Drama  History 
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Roles: Author, Creator, Editor, Other, Interviewee, Bibliographic antecedent, Dedicatee, Honoree, Contributor, Performer, ed
Classifications: PT2662.E7, 833.914
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Most widely held works by Thomas Bernhard
The loser by Thomas Bernhard( Book )

144 editions published between 1898 and 2016 in 9 languages and held by 1,465 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
Concrete by Thomas Bernhard( Book )

110 editions published between 1982 and 2015 in 12 languages and held by 1,385 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)
Extinction : a novel by Thomas Bernhard( Book )

113 editions published between 1986 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 1,344 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
Frost by Thomas Bernhard( Book )

116 editions published between 1963 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,224 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
Gargoyles by Thomas Bernhard( Book )

89 editions published between 1967 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 889 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 performance ... an extraordinary, somber first novel
Ja by Thomas Bernhard( Book )

75 editions published between 1978 and 2017 in 9 languages and held by 768 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

92 editions published between 1988 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 764 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Polemische toneeltekst over de Oostenrijkse volksaard
Correction by Thomas Bernhard( Book )

47 editions published between 1979 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 738 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."--
Das Kalkwerk; Roman by Thomas Bernhard( Book )

97 editions published between 1970 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 711 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In der Nacht vom 24. zum 25. Dezember erschießt Konrad seine verkrüppelte, seit Jahren an den Rollstuhl gefesselte Frau. Zwei Tage später findet ihn die Polizei halb erfroren in einer ausgetrockneten Jauchegrube. Er läßt sich widerstandslos abführen. Thomas Bernhard beschreibt in seinem Roman Konrads Gründe für diese Tat
Korrektur : Roman by Thomas Bernhard( Book )

51 editions published between 1975 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 575 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alte Meister : Komödie by Thomas Bernhard( Book )

55 editions published between 1985 and 2015 in German and Undetermined and held by 564 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gesprekken en gedachten over kunst en het culturele klimaat in Oostenrijk van een muziekfilosoof en een geleerde
Die Kälte : eine Isolation by Thomas Bernhard( Book )

73 editions published between 1981 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 550 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sie sind der Schlüssel zum Werk von Thomas Bernhard. Sie kehren sein Innerstes nach außen. Kein Text, der intimer, berührender ist als die fünf zwischen 1975 und 1982 geschriebenen Erzählungen, in denen der Autor seine traumatischen Kindheits- und Jugenderinnerungen beschreibt. In gnadenloser Diktion erzählt er von der Schande seiner unehelichen Geburt, vom Verstoß durch die Mutter und von Aufenthalten in nationalsozialistischen Erziehungsheimen. Seine schwere Tuberkuloseerkrankung bringt ihn an den Rand des Todes. Doch er entscheidet sich für das Leben. Fünf berührende Erzählungen, gelesen von fünf der besten deutschsprachigen Schauspieler
Holzfällen : eine Erregung by Thomas Bernhard( Book )

64 editions published between 1984 and 2016 in German and Undetermined and held by 529 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
The lime works by Thomas Bernhard( Book )

28 editions published between 1973 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 522 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
Die Billigesser by Thomas Bernhard( Book )

34 editions published between 1980 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 500 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der Stimmenimitator by Thomas Bernhard( Book )

53 editions published between 1978 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 480 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Honderd korte tot zeer korte verhalen in de trant van berichten in de krantenrubriek gemengd nieuws
Amras by Thomas Bernhard( Book )

88 editions published between 1964 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 471 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In een Tirools dorp gaat een gezin aan zelfmoord ten onder
Gehen by Thomas Bernhard( Book )

58 editions published between 1971 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 464 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."
The voice imitator by Thomas Bernhard( Book )

11 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in English and Turkish and held by 443 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
Die Erzählungen by Thomas Bernhard( Book )

65 editions published between 1966 and 2014 in German and Undetermined and held by 422 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Beleunhaleuteu, Tomaseu 1931-1989

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 1931-1988

Bernhard, Thomas 1931-1989

Bernhard, Thomas Nicolas 1931-1989

Bernhard, Tomas

Bernhârd, Tômâs 1931-1989

Bernhardi, T̕omas 1931-1989

Bernhardt, Thomas.

Berunharuto, Tōmasu 1931-1989

Berŭnharŭtʻŭ, Tʻomasŭ

Birnhād, Tūmās 1931-1989

Birnhārt, Tūmas̄ 1931-1989

Boenhade, Tuomasi 1931-1989

Fabian, Thomas

Mperncharnt, Tomas 1931-1989

Nicolaas Thomas Bernhard

Perŭnharŭt'ŭ, T'omasŭ 1931-1989

Thomas Bernhard austriacki pisarz i dramaturg

Thomas Bernhard Austrian writer

Thomas Bernhard écrivain autrichien

Thomas Bernhard escriptor austríac

Thomas Bernhard escritor austríaco

Thomas Bernhard Oostenrijks schrijver

Thomas Bernhard osztrák író, költő, drámaíró

Thomas Bernhard Rakouský dramatik a spisovatel

Thomas Bernhard scrittore, romanziere e drammaturgo austriaco

To ma seu Be leun ha leu teu 1931-1989

Tomaseu-Beleunhaleuteu 1931-1989

Tuo ma si Bo en ha de 1931-1989

Tuomasi-Boenhade 1931-1989

Бернхард, Томас 1931-1989

Томас Бернгард

Томас Бернхард

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

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

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