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Bernhard, Thomas

Works: 1,628 works in 5,700 publications in 18 languages and 52,130 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Satire  Interviews  Stream of consciousness fiction  Monologues (Drama)  Comedy plays  Comic books, strips, etc  Graphic novels 
Roles: Author, Creator, Other, Interviewee, Bibliographic antecedent, Honoree, Contributor, Dedicatee, Performer, Editor, ed
Classifications: PT2662.E7, 833.914
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Woodcutters by Thomas Bernhard( Book )

83 editions published between 1984 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,315 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
Concrete by Thomas Bernhard( Book )

79 editions published between 1982 and 2012 in 11 languages and held by 1,301 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 )

133 editions published between 1963 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 1,286 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 )

115 editions published between 1967 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 1,129 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
The voice imitator by Thomas Bernhard( Book )

63 editions published between 1978 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 925 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
Correction by Thomas Bernhard( Book )

22 editions published between 1979 and 2010 in English and German and held by 636 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
Die Macht der Gewohnheit : Komödie by Thomas Bernhard( Book )

55 editions published between 1974 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 556 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Analyse: Personnages: 1 petite fille, 4 hommes
Die Billigesser by Thomas Bernhard( Book )

28 editions published between 1980 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 492 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alte Meister : Komödie by Thomas Bernhard( Book )

30 editions published between 1985 and 2015 in German and Undetermined and held by 469 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
Gehen by Thomas Bernhard( Book )

57 editions published between 1971 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 455 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."
Über allen Gipfeln ist Ruh : ein deutscher Dichtertag um 1980 : Komödie by Thomas Bernhard( Book )

41 editions published between 1981 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 451 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This play is Thomas Bernhard's satire on the business of literature. The novelist Moritz Meister, after years of neglect, has finally achieved the status of Grand Old Man of German literature. With breathtaking regal condescension he receives his minions: a graduate student writing a thesis on him, a journalist preparing an adulatory article, his publisher arranging the publication of his magnum opus. He regales them - and the audience - with noble, high-flown thoughts on art and life, while exploiting his situation to the full to gain honors and material comforts."--Jacket
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
Heldenplatz by Thomas Bernhard( Book )

35 editions published between 1988 and 2015 in German and Undetermined and held by 422 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Polemische toneeltekst over de Oostenrijkse volksaard
Ein Fest für Boris by Thomas Bernhard( Book )

65 editions published between 1968 and 2003 in 4 languages and held by 411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Watten; ein Nachlass by Thomas Bernhard( Book )

62 editions published between 1969 and 2007 in German and Undetermined and held by 408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Yes by Thomas Bernhard( Book )

45 editions published between 1978 and 2016 in 9 languages and held by 401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ungenach; Erzählung by Thomas Bernhard( Book )

58 editions published between 1968 and 1998 in 3 languages and held by 368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Old masters : a comedy by Thomas Bernhard( Book )

13 editions published between 1989 and 2010 in English and held by 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Jagdgesellschaft by Thomas Bernhard( Book )

29 editions published between 1974 and 1988 in German and Undetermined and held by 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The president ; & Eve of retirement by Thomas Bernhard( Book )

24 editions published between 1974 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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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

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

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


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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