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Bernhard, Thomas

Works: 1,519 works in 5,518 publications in 23 languages and 47,366 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  Psychological fiction  Domestic fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Stream of consciousness fiction  Drama  History  Comedy plays  Bibliography 
Roles: Author, Creator, Other, Editor, Interviewee, Bibliographic antecedent, Dedicatee, Contributor, Performer, Honoree
Classifications: PT2662.E7, 833.914
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Woodcutters by Thomas Bernhard( Book )

91 editions published between 1984 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,416 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 )

78 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 )

95 editions published between 1963 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 1,202 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 lime works by Thomas Bernhard( Book )

77 editions published between 1970 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 1,122 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
The voice imitator by Thomas Bernhard( Book )

63 editions published between 1978 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 928 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 )

84 editions published between 1978 and 2015 in 9 languages and held by 829 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 )

63 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in 10 languages and held by 666 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

45 editions published between 1980 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 557 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Macht der Gewohnheit : Komödie by Thomas Bernhard( Book )

55 editions published between 1974 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 554 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Typescript, undated
Über allen Gipfeln ist Ruh : ein deutscher Dichtertag um 1980 : Komödie by Thomas Bernhard( Book )

38 editions published between 1981 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 447 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
Gehen by Thomas Bernhard( Book )

57 editions published between 1971 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Watten; ein Nachlass by Thomas Bernhard( Book )

69 editions published between 1969 and 2007 in German and Undetermined and held by 415 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ein Fest für Boris by Thomas Bernhard( Book )

66 editions published between 1968 and 2003 in 4 languages and held by 412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der Ignorant und der Wahnsinnige by Thomas Bernhard( Book )

51 editions published between 1972 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Analyse: Personnages: 2 femmes, 3 hommes
Amras by Thomas Bernhard( Book )

59 editions published between 1964 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Das Wesen der Krankheit ist so dunkel als das Wesen des Lebens." Dieses Zitat von Novalis steht als Motto über der 1964 geschriebenen Erzählung Thomas Bernhards. Beschrieben wird die letzte Phase im Auflösungsprozeß einer Familie, Ursache und Wirkung eines allmählichen Niedergangs, der auf ebenso geheimnisvolle wie bestimmte Weise mit der Landschaft im Zusammenhang steht. Die Tragödie erfüllt sich an zwei letzten Überlebenden, einem Brüderpaar. Das in Zuneigung und Abneigung ambivalente, durch Krankheit sich mehr und mehr verschärfende Verhältnis der Brüder zueinander bildet ein Spannungsfeld, in dem Leben und Tod, Geist und Natur, die Finsternis und die Hellhörigkeit des Schmerzes einander begegnen, sich verbinden, sich spiegeln
Die Jagdgesellschaft by Thomas Bernhard( Book )

39 editions published between 1974 and 1997 in 3 languages and held by 376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ungenach; Erzählung by Thomas Bernhard( Book )

55 editions published between 1968 and 1998 in 3 languages and held by 362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der Schein trügt by Thomas Bernhard( Book )

34 editions published between 1983 and 2001 in 4 languages and held by 358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Analyse: Personnages: 2 hommes
Der Theatermacher by Thomas Bernhard( Book )

51 editions published between 1984 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Analyse: Personnages: 3 femmes, 2 hommes
The president ; & Eve of retirement by Thomas Bernhard( Book )

24 editions published between 1974 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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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, 1931-1988

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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