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The world-fixer

Author: Thomas Bernhard; Josef K Glowa; Donald McManus; Susan Margaret Hurley-Glowa
Publisher: Riverside, Calif. : Ariadne Press, ©2005.
Series: Studies in Austrian literature, culture, and thought., Translation series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This translation of Thomas Bernhard's Der Weltverbesserer makes a contemporary masterpiece available to English language readers for the first time. While echoing the dramatic works of Samuel Becket, Heiner Muller and Peter Handke, The World-Fixer is quintessentially Bernhardian and one of his most stage-worthy plays. Presenting a theme he would explore in the play Ritter Dene Voss and the novels Wittgenstein's
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Bernhard; Josef K Glowa; Donald McManus; Susan Margaret Hurley-Glowa
ISBN: 1572411422 9781572411425
OCLC Number: 58728992
Description: 93 pages ; 23 cm.
Series Title: Studies in Austrian literature, culture, and thought., Translation series.
Other Titles: Weltverbesserer.
Responsibility: Thomas Bernhard ; translated by Josef Glowa, Donald McManus, and Susan Hurley-Glowa ; foreword by Donald McManus.

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"This translation of Thomas Bernhard's Der Weltverbesserer makes a contemporary masterpiece available to English language readers for the first time. While echoing the dramatic works of Samuel Becket, Heiner Muller and Peter Handke, The World-Fixer is quintessentially Bernhardian and one of his most stage-worthy plays. Presenting a theme he would explore in the play Ritter Dene Voss and the novels Wittgenstein's Nephew and The Loser, The World-Fixer revolves around a self-centered, self-styled genius loosely patterned on Austrian philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein. The protagonist is the author of an obscure philosophical tract ostensibly designed to improve the condition of the world, if the world could only understand it.

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.

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