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A companion to the works of Thomas Bernhard

Author: Matthias Konzett
Publisher: Rochester, NY : Camden House, 2002.
Series: Studies in German literature, linguistics, and culture.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Since the death of Thomas Bernhard in 1989, the literary reputation of this complex writer has risen to the point that he is now regarded as a major European figure. Bernhard emerged in the 1960s as one of Austria's major writers, challenging the popularity of such established writers as Heinrich Böll & Günter Grass.
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Thomas Bernhard; Thomas Bernhard; Thomas Bernhard; Thomas Bernhard
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Matthias Konzett
ISBN: 1571132163 9781571132161
OCLC Number: 48754110
Description: vi, 251 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction: National Iconoclasm: Thomas Bernhard and the Austrian Avant-garde / Matthias Konzett --
Perverted Attitudes of Mourning in the Wake of Thomas Bernhard's Death / Marlene Streeruwitz --
The Established Outsider: Thomas Bernhard / Dagmar Lorenz --
A Testament Betrayed: Bernhard and His Legacy / Stephen D. Dowden --
Homeland, Death, and Otherness in Thomas Bernhard's Early Lyrical Works / Paola Bozzi --
The Broken Window Handle: Thomas Bernhard's Notion of Weltbezug / Rudiger Gorner --
Thomas Bernhard's Poetics of Comedy / Wendelin Schmidt-Dengler --
Fragments of a Deluge: The Theater of Thomas Bernhard's Prose / Mark M. Anderson --
The Stranger Inside the Word: From Thomas Bernhard's Plays to the Anatomical Theater of Elfriede Jelinek / Gitta Honegger --
Costume Drama: Performance and Identity in Bernhard's Works / Andrew Webber --
Language Speaks. Anglo-Bernhard: Thomas Bernhard in Translation / Gitta Honegger --
Ungleichzeitigkeiten: Class Relationships in Bernhard's Fiction / Jonathan Long --
Thomas Bernhard's Der Untergeher: Newtonian Realities and Deterministic Chaos / Willy Riemer --
My Latest Encounter with Bernhard / Marlene Streeruwitz.
Series Title: Studies in German literature, linguistics, and culture.
Responsibility: edited by Matthias Konzett.
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New essays by leading scholars on major aspects of the most significant Austrian writer of the postwar generation.  Read more...

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Succeeds marvelously in placing Bernhard within the context of postwar Austria. GERMAN QUARTERLY The present volume makes clear that the curtain has not yet fallen [on Bernhard] by a long way. Read more...

 
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