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Thomas Bernhard

Concrete - A Novel

(German title: Werke in 22 Bänden)
ca. 171 pages
Clothbound
1982
Thomas Bernhard
Foto: Thomas Bernhard
© Andrej Reiser

Thomas Bernhard, born in 1931 in Heerlen (Netherlands), died in Gmunden (Austria) in 1989.

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About

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)
(book description of the English edition published by Alfred A. Knopf / Vintage Books)

Other publications

Der Weltverbesserer/The World-Fixer (2014)

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Czech Republic (Archa)

Alte Meister/Old Masters (2011)

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Goethe schtirbt/Goethe schtirbt (2011)

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Der Wahrheit auf der Spur/On the Trail of the Truth (2010)

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Meine Preise/My Prizes (2009)

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Der Briefwechsel Thomas Bernhard/Siegfried Unseld/The Correspondence (2009)

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Werke in 22 Bänden/Extinction (1986)

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Werke in 22 Bänden/Old Masters (1985)

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Werke in 22 Bänden/Woodcutters (1984)

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Werke in 22 Bänden/The Loser (1983)

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Wittgensteins Neffe/Wittgenstein’s Nephew (1982)

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Werke in 22 Bänden/Correction (1975)

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Werke in 22 Bänden/The Lime Works (1970)

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Werke in 22 Bänden/Gargoyles (1967)

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Werke in 22 Bänden/Frost (1963)

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