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Bernhard, Thomas

Overview
Works: 1,742 works in 7,525 publications in 18 languages and 74,016 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  Musical fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Psychological fiction  Biographies  Domestic fiction  Interviews  Monologues (Drama)  Comic books, strips, etc 
Roles: Author, Creator, Other, Interviewee, Bibliographic antecedent, Dedicatee, Honoree, Contributor, Performer, Editor, ed
Classifications: PT2662.E7, 833.914
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The loser by Thomas Bernhard( Book )

142 editions published between 1898 and 2016 in 9 languages and held by 1,458 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 )

117 editions published between 1982 and 2012 in 12 languages and held by 1,396 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)
Korrektur : Roman by Thomas Bernhard( Book )

97 editions published between 1975 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,310 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. Considered by many critics to be Thomas Bernhard's masterpiece, Correction is a cunningly crafted and unforgettable meditation on the tension between the desire for perfection and the knowledge that it is unattainable
Gargoyles by Thomas Bernhard( Book )

179 editions published between 1967 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 1,298 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
Frost by Thomas Bernhard( Book )

133 editions published between 1963 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 1,274 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
Extinction : a novel by Thomas Bernhard( Book )

108 editions published between 1986 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 1,263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 of a powerful Austrian land-owning family. Murau lives in Rome in self-imposed exile from his family, surrounded by a coterie of artistic and intellectual friends. On returning from his sister's wedding to the "wine-cork manufacturer" on the family estate of Wolfsegg, having resolved never to go home again, Murau receives a telegram informing him of the death of his parents and brother in a car crash. Not only must he now go back, he must do so as the master of Wolfsegg. And he must decide its fate. Divided into two halves, Extinction explores Murau's rush of memories of Wolfsegg as he stands at his Roman window considering the fateful telegram, in counterpoint to his return to Wolfsegg and the preparations for the funeral itself. Written in the seamless style for which Bernhard became famous, Extinction is the ultimate proof of his extraordinary literary genius. It is his summing-up against Austria's treacherous past and -- in unprecedented fashion -- a revelation of his own incredibly complex personality, of his relationship with the world in which he lived, and the one he left behind. A literary event of the first magnitude
The lime works by Thomas Bernhard( Book )

97 editions published between 1970 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 841 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
Woodcutters by Thomas Bernhard( Book )

44 editions published between 1984 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 838 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
Alte Meister : Komödie by Thomas Bernhard( Book )

54 editions published between 1985 and 2015 in German and Undetermined and held by 563 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

62 editions published between 1984 and 2016 in German and Undetermined and held by 537 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
Heldenplatz by Thomas Bernhard( Book )

59 editions published between 1988 and 2015 in German and Undetermined and held by 517 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

33 editions published between 1980 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 503 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
Die Erzählungen by Thomas Bernhard( Book )

71 editions published between 1966 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 476 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Amras by Thomas Bernhard( Book )

88 editions published between 1964 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 474 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In een Tirools dorp gaat een gezin aan zelfmoord ten onder
Die Kälte : eine Isolation by Thomas Bernhard( Book )

70 editions published between 1981 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 460 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Autobiografisch verhaal over een 19-jarige jongen die twee jaar als t.b.c. patient in een sanatorium verbleef
Gehen by Thomas Bernhard( Book )

57 editions published between 1971 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 459 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."--Amazon.com
The voice imitator by Thomas Bernhard( Book )

11 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in English and Turkish and held by 444 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
Ja by Thomas Bernhard( Book )

40 editions published between 1978 and 2006 in German and Undetermined and held by 437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

52 editions published between 1967 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 412 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"
 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Frost
Alternative Names
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 escritor austriaco

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

بيرنهارد، توماس، 1931-1989

توماس برنهارد

توماس برنهارد، 1931-1989

베른하르트, 토마스 1931-1989

베른하르트, 토머스 1931-1989

토마스 베른하르트

トーマス・ベルンハルト

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

托马斯·伯恩哈德 1931-1989

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