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Bernhard, Thomas

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Works: 1,622 works in 5,727 publications in 22 languages and 51,718 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  Musical fiction  Records and correspondence  Psychological fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Domestic fiction  Stream of consciousness fiction  Monologues (Drama)  Comedy plays 
Roles: Author, Creator, Other, Interviewee, Bibliographic antecedent, Dedicatee, Contributor, Honoree, Performer, Editor, ed
Classifications: PT2662.E7, 833.914
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Concrete by Thomas Bernhard( Book )
79 editions published between 1982 and 2012 in 11 languages and held by 1,304 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)
The loser by Thomas Bernhard( Book )
95 editions published between 1898 and 2013 in 9 languages and held by 1,300 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
Gargoyles by Thomas Bernhard( Book )
115 editions published between 1967 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 1,129 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
Extinction : a novel by Thomas Bernhard( Book )
78 editions published between 1986 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 1,108 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
The lime works by Thomas Bernhard( Book )
75 editions published between 1970 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,076 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
The voice imitator by Thomas Bernhard( Book )
63 editions published between 1978 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 924 libraries worldwide
One hundred-and-four parables, none longer than a page. The title story is on a voice imitator who can impersonate everyone's voice but his own, The Prince is on the disadvantages of longevity, while Emigrated is on a man who cannot stay in one place. By a late Austrian writer
Frost by Thomas Bernhard( Book )
71 editions published between 1963 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 713 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
Correction by Thomas Bernhard( Book )
22 editions published between 1979 and 2010 in English and German and held by 636 libraries worldwide
The scientist Roithamer has dedicated the last six years of his life to "the Cone," an edifice of mathematically exact construction that he has erected in the center of his family's estate in honor of his beloved sister. Not long after its completion, he takes his own life. As an unnamed friend pieces together'literally, from thousands of slips of papers and one troubling manuscript'the puzzle of Rotheimer's breakdown, what emerges is the story of a genius ceaselessly compelled to correct and refine his perceptions until the only logical conclusion is the negation of his own soul. Considered by many critics to be Thomas Bernhard's masterpiece, Correction is a cunningly crafted and unforgettable meditation on the tension between the desire for perfection and the knowledge that it is unattainable
Prose by Thomas Bernhard( Book )
40 editions published between 1967 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 613 libraries worldwide
"His manner of speaking, like that of all the subordinated, excluded, was awkward, like a body full of wounds, into which at any time anyone can strew salt, yet so insistent, that it is painful to listen to him. (From T̀he Carpenter')" "Prose, seven stories by Thomas Bernhard, was first published in German in 1967 and is now appearing in English for the first time. Written at the same time as Bernhard's early novels Frost, Gargoyles and The Lime Works, the stories here display the same obsessions, restlessness and mastery of language. The narrators of these stories lack the strength to do anything but listen and then write, the reader in turn becoming a captive listener, deciphering the traps laid by memory and the mere words, the never-ending words with which we try to pin it down. Words which are always close to driving the narrator crazy b̀ut yet not completely crazy'."--Jacket
Die Macht der Gewohnheit : Komödie by Thomas Bernhard( Book )
55 editions published between 1974 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 555 libraries worldwide
Analyse: Personnages: 1 petite fille, 4 hommes
Korrektur : Roman by Thomas Bernhard( Book )
31 editions published between 1975 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 514 libraries worldwide
Die Billigesser by Thomas Bernhard( Book )
28 editions published between 1980 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 494 libraries worldwide
Gehen by Thomas Bernhard( Book )
57 editions published between 1971 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 457 libraries worldwide
"Walking records the conversations of the unnamed narrator and his friend Oehler while they walk, discussing anything that comes to mind but always circling back to their mutual friend Karrer, who has gone irrevocably mad."--Amazon.com
Über allen Gipfeln ist Ruh : ein deutscher Dichtertag um 1980 : Komödie by Thomas Bernhard( Book )
41 editions published between 1981 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 451 libraries worldwide
"This play is Thomas Bernhard's satire on the business of literature. The novelist Moritz Meister, after years of neglect, has finally achieved the status of Grand Old Man of German literature. With breathtaking regal condescension he receives his minions: a graduate student writing a thesis on him, a journalist preparing an adulatory article, his publisher arranging the publication of his magnum opus. He regales them - and the audience - with noble, high-flown thoughts on art and life, while exploiting his situation to the full to gain honors and material comforts."--Jacket
Ja by Thomas Bernhard( Book )
40 editions published between 1978 and 2006 in German and Undetermined and held by 438 libraries worldwide
Een geleerde die in volkomen isolement leeft doet een wanhopige poging om contact te maken met een medemens
Heldenplatz by Thomas Bernhard( Book )
35 editions published between 1988 and 2015 in German and Undetermined and held by 422 libraries worldwide
Polemische toneeltekst over de Oostenrijkse volksaard
Ein Fest für Boris by Thomas Bernhard( Book )
65 editions published between 1968 and 2003 in 4 languages and held by 411 libraries worldwide
Watten; ein Nachlass by Thomas Bernhard( Book )
64 editions published between 1969 and 2007 in German and Undetermined and held by 409 libraries worldwide
Yes by Thomas Bernhard( Book )
45 editions published between 1978 and 2016 in 9 languages and held by 401 libraries worldwide
Amras by Thomas Bernhard( Book )
62 editions published between 1964 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 390 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, 1931-1988
Bernhard, Thomas 1931-1989
Bernhard, Thomas Nicolas 1931-1989
Bernhard, Tomas
Bernhârd, Tômâs 1931-1989
Bernhardi, T̕omas 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
Thomas Bernhard austriacki pisarz i dramaturg
Thomas Bernhard Austrian writer
Thomas Bernhard écrivain autrichien
Thomas Bernhard escritor austriaco
Thomas Bernhard Oostenrijks schrijver
Thomas Bernhard osztrák író, költő, drámaíró
Thomas Bernhard Rakouský dramatik a spisovatel
Thomas Bernhard scrittore, romanziere e drammaturgo austriaco
Tuo ma si Bo en ha de 1931-1989
Tuomasi-Boenhade 1931-1989
Бернхард, Томас 1931-1989
Томас Бернгард
Томас Бернхард
ברנהרד, תומס
ברנהרד, תומס 1931-1989
תומאס ברנהרד
بيرنهارد، توماس، 1931-1989
توماس برنهارد
توماس برنهارد، 1931-1989
베른하르트, 토마스 1931-1989
베른하르트, 토머스 1931-1989
토마스 베른하르트
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
托马斯·伯恩哈德 1931-1989
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English (170)
French (62)
Spanish (59)
Italian (12)
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