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Three novellas

Author: Thomas Bernhard; Peter Jansen; Kenneth J Northcott
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Uninitiated readers should consider Three Novellas a passport to the absurd, dark, and uncommonly comic world of Bernhard. Two of the three novellas here have never before been published in English, and all of them show an early preoccupation with the themes - illness and madness, isolation tragic friendships - that would obsess Bernhard throughout his career. Amras, one of his earliest works, tells the story of
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Genre/Form: Translations
Translations into English
Named Person: Thomas Bernhard; Thomas Bernhard
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Bernhard; Peter Jansen; Kenneth J Northcott
ISBN: 0226044327 9780226044323
OCLC Number: 51336449
Description: xii, 174 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Amras --
Playing Watten --
Walking.
Other Titles: Novellas.
Responsibility: Thomas Bernhard ; translated by Peter Jansen and Kenneth J. Northcott ; with a foreword by Brian Evenson.
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Two out of the three novellas here have never before been published in English and they contain all the touchstones of Bernhard's work - illness and madness, isolation, tragic friendships, and dark  Read more...

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