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Bernhard, Thomas

Works: 1,394 works in 7,126 publications in 34 languages and 69,863 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Musical fiction  Psychological fiction  Drama  Domestic fiction  Stream of consciousness fiction  Monologues  History 
Roles: Author, Creator, Other, Interviewee, Bibliographic antecedent, Dedicatee, Editor, Honoree, Contributor, Performer
Classifications: PT2662.E7, 833.914
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The loser by Thomas Bernhard( Book )

203 editions published between 1898 and 2013 in 27 languages and held by 1,569 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 )

124 editions published between 1982 and 2012 in 17 languages and held by 1,393 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 )

155 editions published between 1963 and 2014 in 13 languages and held by 1,387 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
Korrektur : Roman by Thomas Bernhard( Book )

109 editions published between 1975 and 2014 in 11 languages and held by 1,357 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 )

203 editions published between 1967 and 2015 in 13 languages and held by 1,335 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 lime works by Thomas Bernhard( Book )

140 editions published between 1970 and 2014 in 11 languages and held by 1,294 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 )

99 editions published between 1978 and 2015 in 13 languages and held by 1,036 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 )

107 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in 14 languages and held by 827 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

86 editions published between 1978 and 2013 in 12 languages and held by 817 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

59 editions published between 1986 and 2015 in 16 languages and held by 700 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
Woodcutters by Thomas Bernhard( Book )

13 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in English and German and held by 668 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
Die Billigesser by Thomas Bernhard( Book )

56 editions published between 1980 and 2013 in 9 languages and held by 603 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
Holzfällen : eine Erregung by Thomas Bernhard( Book )

76 editions published between 1984 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 572 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
Die Kälte : eine Isolation by Thomas Bernhard( Book )

101 editions published between 1981 and 2014 in 14 languages and held by 562 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

61 editions published between 1986 and 2014 in German and Portuguese and held by 555 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
Die Macht der Gewohnheit : Komödie by Thomas Bernhard( Book )

57 editions published between 1974 and 2005 in 7 languages and held by 553 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Typescript, undated
Alte Meister : Komödie by Thomas Bernhard( Book )

51 editions published between 1985 and 2015 in German and Undetermined and held by 536 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

79 editions published between 1966 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 535 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der Weltverbesserer by Thomas Bernhard( Book )

42 editions published between 1979 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 525 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Over the course of a day he looks forward to receiving an honorary degree while reflecting on his life and engaging in dysfunctional banter. Combining absurdist comedy with an astute satire of academic pomposity, The World-Fixer ultimately gives a moving portrait of simple human frailty."--Jacket
Über allen Gipfeln ist Ruh : ein deutscher Dichtertag um 1980 : Komödie by Thomas Bernhard( Book )

41 editions published between 1981 and 2004 in 5 languages and held by 509 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
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Bernard, Tms 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

Bernhrd, Tms 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 crivain autrichien

Thomas Bernhard escritor austriaco

Thomas Bernhard Oostenrijks schrijver

Thomas Bernhard osztrk r, kltő, drmar

Thomas Bernhard Rakousk 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

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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