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  • Wittgenstein's Nephew

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  • Woodcutters

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  • Correction

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  • Concrete

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  • Extinction

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  • The Voice Imitator

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The Voice Imitator, Heldenplatz, Gargoyles, Correction, Extinction, Wittgenstein's Nephew, Old Masters: A Comedy, Woodcutters, Concrete, The Loser
It is In separate wings of a Viennese hospital two men lie bedridden The narrator Thomas Bernhard is stricken with a lung ailment his friend Paul nephew of the celebrated philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein is suffering from one of his periodic bouts of madness As their once casual friendship quickens these two eccentric men begin to discover in each other a possible antidote to their feelings of hopelessness and mortality a spiritual symmetry forged by their shared passion for music strange sense of humor disgust for bourgeois Vienna and fear in the face of death Part memoir part fiction i Wittgenstein s Nephew i is both a meditation on the artist s struggle to maintain a solid foothold in a world gone incomprehensibly askew and an eulogy to a real life friendship, Thomas Bernhard was one of the most original writers of the twentieth century His formal innovation ranks with Beckett and Kafka his outrageously cantankerous voice recalls Dostoevsky but his gift for lacerating lyrical provocative prose is incomparably his own br br One of Bernhard s most acclaimed novels i The Loser i centers on a fictional relationship between piano virtuoso Glenn Gould and two of his fellow students who feel compelled to renounce their musical ambitions in the face of Gould s incomparable genius One commits suicide while the other the obsessive witty and self mocking narrator has retreated into obscurity Written as a monologue in one remarkable unbroken paragraph i The Loser i is a brilliant meditation on success failure genius and fame, The Austrian playwright novelist and poet Thomas Bernhard is acknowledged as among the major writers of our times At once pessimistic and exhilarating Bernhard s work depicts the corruption of the modern world the dynamics of totalitarianism and the interplay of reality and appearance br br In this stunning translation of i The Voice Imitator i Bernhard gives us one of his most darkly comic works A series of parable like anecdotes some drawn from newspaper reports some from conversation some from hearsay this satire is both subtle and acerbic What initially appear to be quaint little stories inevitably indict the sterility and callousness of modern life not just in urban centers but everywhere Bernhard presents an ordinary world careening into absurdity and disaster Politicians professionals tourists civil servants the usual victims of Bernhard s inspired misanthropy succumb one after another to madness mishap or suicide The shortest piece titled Mail illustrates the anonymity and alienation that have become standard in contemporary society For years after our mother s death the Post Office still delivered letters that were addressed to her The Post Office had taken no notice of her death br br In his disarming sometimes hilarious style Bernhard delivers a lethal punch with every anecdote George Steiner has connected Bernhard to the great constellation of Kafka Musil and Broch and John Updike has compared him to Grass Handke and Weiss i The Voice Imitator i reminds us that Thomas Bernhard remains the most caustic satirist of our age, In this exuberantly satirical novel the tutor Atzbacher has been summoned by his friend Reger to meet him in a Viennese museum While Reger gazes at a Tintoretto portrait Atzbacher who fears Reger s plans to kill himself gives us a portrait of the musicologist his wisdom his devotion to his wife and his love hate relationship with art With characteristically acerbic wit Bernhard exposes the pretensions and aspirations of humanity in a novel at once pessimistic and strangely exhilarating