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Victor Halfwit

Author: Thomas Bernhard; Sunandini Banerjee
Publisher: Seagull Books : London, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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One night in the middle of winter, as deep snow covers the mountains and forests of Austria, a doctor is crossing a ridge from Traich to Foding to see a patient. He stumbles over a body in the  Read more...

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Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Bernhard; Sunandini Banerjee
ISBN: 9781906497644 1906497648
OCLC Number: 861824248
Notes: Translated from the German. One night in the middle of winter, as deep snow covers the mountains and forests of Austria, a doctor is crossing a ridge from Traich to Foding to see a patient. He stumbles over a body in the darkness and fears it is a corpse. But it's not a corpse at all - in fact, it's wooden-legged Victor Halfwit, collapsed, but still very much alive. So begins this dark and comic tale by celebrated Austrian playwright, novelist, and poet Thomas Bernhard. We discover that Halfwit foolishly made a bet with a local mill owner that Halfwit could cover the distance between Traich and Foding in an hour or less - despite his wooden legs, the darkness of the night, the deep snow, and the brutal mid-winter cold.
Description: 1 volume (unpaged) illustrations (some color) ; 30 cm
Responsibility: Thomas Bernhard ; translated by Martin Chalmers ; illustrated by Sunandini Banerjee. Victor Halfwit a winter's tale.

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"The feeling grows that Thomas Bernhard is the most original, concentrated novelist writing in German. His connections... with the great constellation of Kafka, Musil, and Broch become ever clearer." Read more...

 
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