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Bernhard, Thomas

Overview
Works: 1,662 works in 6,305 publications in 13 languages and 64,844 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  Musical fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Psychological fiction  Bibliography  Domestic fiction  Drama  History  Conference proceedings 
Roles: Creator, Other, Interviewee, Dedicatee, Bibliographic antecedent, Honoree, Performer, Editor, Contributor
Classifications: PT2662.E7, 833.914
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Most widely held works by Thomas Bernhard
Frost by Thomas Bernhard ( Book )
94 editions published between 1963 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,219 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
Beton by Thomas Bernhard ( Book )
64 editions published between 1982 and 2012 in 9 languages and held by 700 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Rudolf, der Erzähler dieses 1982 erschienenen Buches, bereitet seit einem Jahrzehnt mit leidenschaftlichem Ernst eine größere wissenschaftliche Arbeit über seinen Lieblingskomponisten Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy vor. Nachdem er zuerst durch den Besuch seiner Schwester und dann, nach ihrem Weggang, durch die quälende Furcht, sie könnte wieder zurückkommen, am Schreiben des ersten Satzes seiner Studie gehindert wird, quält ihn die "Hölle des Alleinseins". Deshalb packt er die Koffer, nimmt nur die wichtigsten seiner Schriftstücke mit, um in Palma seine Arbeit zu realisieren. In einem dortigen Cafe erinnert er sich an eine junge Frau, die ihn bei seinem letzten Palma-Aufenthalt vor eineinhalb Jahren angesprochen hatte. Sie war verzweifelt, ihr Mann hatte sich nachts vom Balkon des Hotels Paris gestürzt. Auf dem Friedhof von Palma, in einem der sieben Stock hohen Betonbestattungskästen, ist er beerdigt worden. Noch jetzt, eineinhalb Jahre danach, sieht er das verzweifelte Gesicht der Frau. Nun hat er eine Reihe von ersten Sätzen für seine Arbeit im Ohr, aber auch das Unglück der jungen Frau. Er nimmt ein Taxi, fährt zum Friedhof und findet an der Tafel neben dem Namen des Mannes nun auch den Namen der Frau: suicido, erfährt er
Woodcutters by Thomas Bernhard ( Book )
13 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in English and German and held by 682 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
Heldenplatz by Thomas Bernhard ( Book )
68 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 674 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Polemische toneeltekst over de Oostenrijkse volksaard
Das Kalkwerk; Roman by Thomas Bernhard ( Book )
77 editions published between 1970 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 673 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In der Nacht vom 24. zum 25. Dezember erschießt Konrad seine verkrüppelte, seit Jahren an den Rollstuhl gefesselte Frau. Zwei Tage später findet ihn die Polizei halb erfroren in einer ausgetrockneten Jauchegrube. Er läßt sich widerstandslos abführen. Thomas Bernhard beschreibt in seinem Roman Konrads Gründe für diese Tat
The loser by Thomas Bernhard ( Book )
18 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in English and held by 655 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
Correction by Thomas Bernhard ( Book )
20 editions published between 1979 and 2013 in English and German and held by 639 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Roithamer, a character based upon Wittgenstein, has committed suicide having been driven mad by his own frightening powers of pure thought. In the course of this novel the reader witnesses the gradual breakdown of a genius senselessly compelled to correct and refine his perceptions until he kills himself
Der Untergeher by Thomas Bernhard ( Book )
69 editions published between 1898 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 637 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Der Erzähler in dem zuerst 1983 publizierten Werk wohnt in Madrid und schreibt eine Arbeit über den kanadischen Pianisten Glenn Gould, "den wichtigsten Klaviervirtuosen des Jahrhunderts", der, auf dem Gipfel seiner Kunst, aufhörte zu spielen. In Madrid erreicht den Erzähler ein Telegramm, das das Begräbnis seines Freundes Wertheimer anzeigt, der sich umgebracht hat. Die drei hatten sich in Salzburg bei einem Musikkurs von Horowitz kennengelernt. Bald stellte sich heraus: Glenn Gould war das größte Genie. Unter dem Eindruck der Übermacht dieses Genies wurde der Erzähler zu einem "Weltanschauungskünstler", zum Kritiker seiner Zeit und besonders zum Kritiker Österreichs, Wertheimer dagegen stürzte in eine unumkehrbare Existenzdepression. Je mehr der Erzähler an seinen "Versuch über Glenn" dachte, um so deutlicher wurde ihm, daß es ihm eigentlich darum zu tun war, sich Klarheit über Wertheimer, den "Untergeher", wie Glenn Gould schon früh zu ihm gesagt hatte, zu verschaffen
Extinction : a novel by Thomas Bernhard ( Book )
19 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in English and held by 598 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
Concrete by Thomas Bernhard ( Book )
17 editions published between 1984 and 2013 in English and German and held by 597 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)
Verstörung. Roman by Thomas Bernhard ( Book )
108 editions published between 1967 and 2008 in German and Undetermined and held by 588 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Roman om sygdom, død og vanvid
Alte Meister : Komödie by Thomas Bernhard ( Book )
47 editions published between 1985 and 2013 in German and Undetermined and held by 552 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
Korrektur : Roman by Thomas Bernhard ( Book )
40 editions published between 1975 and 2007 in German and Undetermined and held by 546 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Holzfällen : eine Erregung by Thomas Bernhard ( Book )
63 editions published between 1984 and 2012 in German and Undetermined and held by 530 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Während einer illustren Abendgesellschaft im Wiener Künstler-Milieu charakterisiert ein Schriftsteller die anwesenden Gäste auf bitter-ironische Weise
Gargoyles by Thomas Bernhard ( Book )
13 editions published between 1970 and 2013 in English and held by 527 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
Auslöschung : ein Zerfall by Thomas Bernhard ( Book )
55 editions published between 1986 and 2012 in German and held by 520 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Auslöschung" ist der Titel einer Niederschrift, die Franz-Josef Murau in seinem letzten Lebensjahr in Rom verfaßt hat und die Thomas Bernhard zugänglich macht. Diese Aufzeichnungen waren für Murau unumgänglich geworden, da in ihnen ein Thema im Zentrum steht, das seine ganze Existenz zerstört hat, nämlich seine Herkunft. Dieser "Herkunftskomplex" läßt sich mit dem Namen eines Ortes bezeichnen: Wolfsegg. Hier ist Murau aufgewachsen, hat er den Entschluß gefaßt, daß er, will er sich, seine geistige Existenz retten, Wolfsegg verlassen muß. Obwohl er deshalb beabsichtigt, Wolfsegg zu meiden, muß er dennoch dorthin reisen: seine Eltern und sein Bruder sind bei einem Autounfall ums Eeben gekommen. Dieser erneute Wolfsegg-Aufenthalt macht Murau deutlich, daß er sich von Wolfsegg endgültig lösen muß. Er faßt den Entschluß, über Wolfsegg zu schreiben, und zwar mit dem Ziel, das in diesem Bericht "Beschriebene auszulöschen, alles auszulöschen, das ich unter Wolfsegg verstehe, und alles, das Wolfsegg ist"
The lime works by Thomas Bernhard ( Book )
12 editions published between 1973 and 2013 in English and German and held by 474 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
Die Billigesser by Thomas Bernhard ( Book )
28 editions published between 1980 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 471 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Der Stimmenimitator by Thomas Bernhard ( Book )
42 editions published between 1978 and 2005 in German and Undetermined and held by 435 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Amras by Thomas Bernhard ( Book )
76 editions published between 1964 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 434 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In een Tirools dorp gaat een gezin aan zelfmoord ten onder
 
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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 1931-1989
Bernhard, Thomas Nicolas 1931-1989
Bernhard, Tomas
Bernhârd, Tômâs 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
Tuo ma si Bo en ha de 1931-1989
Tuomasi-Boenhade 1931-1989
Бернхард, Томас 1931-1989
ברנהרד, תומס
ברנהרד, תומס 1931-1989
بيرنهارد، توماس، 1931-1989
توماس برنهارد، 1931-1989
베른하르트, 토마스 1931-1989
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 1931-1989
Languages
German (1,166)
English (196)
French (9)
Italian (7)
Polish (6)
Dutch (5)
Turkish (3)
Hebrew (3)
Spanish (3)
Czech (3)
Swedish (2)
Serbian (1)
Norwegian (1)
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