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Frost : a novel

Author: Thomas Bernhard; Michael Hofmann
Publisher: New York : Vintage International, 2008, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : English : 1st Vintage International edView all editions and formats
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"Visceral, raw, singular, and distinctive, Frost is the story of a friendship between a young man at the beginning of his medical career and a painter who is entering his final days." "A writer of world stature, Thomas Bernhard combined a searing wit and an unwavering gaze into the human condition. Frost follows an unnamed young Austrian who accepts an unusual assignment. Rather than continue with his medical
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Named Person: Henry James; Henry James
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Bernhard; Michael Hofmann
ISBN: 1400033519 9781400033515
OCLC Number: 180014416
Description: 341 p. ; 21 cm.
Other Titles: Frost.
Responsibility: Thomas Bernhard ; translated from the German by Michael Hofmann.

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"Visceral, raw, singular, and distinctive, Frost is the story of a friendship between a young man at the beginning of his medical career and a painter who is entering his final days." "A writer of world stature, Thomas Bernhard combined a searing wit and an unwavering gaze into the human condition. 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."

"This debut novel by Thomas Bernhard came out in German in 1963 and is now being published in English for the first time."--BOOK JACKET.

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