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Thomas Bernhard

The Lime Works

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.

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Thomas Bernhard

Correction

»A body,« according to Correction, first published in German in 1975, »needs at least three points of support, not in a straight line, to fix its position, so Roithamer had written.« The novel Correction itself has three »points of support«.

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Thomas Bernhard

Concrete

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.

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Thomas Bernhard

The Loser

Thomas Bernhard was one of the most original writers of the twentieth century. His formal innovation ranks with Beckett and Kafka, his outrageously cantankerous voice recalls Dostoevsky, but his gift for lacerating, lyrical, provocative prose is incomparably his own.

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Thomas Bernhard

Woodcutters

Fiercely observed, often hilarious, and »reminiscent of Ibsen and Strindberg« (The New York Times Book Review), this exquisitely controversial novel was initially banned in its author’s homeland.

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Thomas Bernhard

Old Masters

Old Masters is Thomas Bernhard's devilishly funny story about the friendship between two old men.

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Thomas Bernhard

Extinction

»Extinction« is the title of an account that Franz-Josef Murau wrote during the last year of his life in Rome and that Thomas Bernhard made public. These notes were absolutely essential to Murau for they were concerned with the theme that had destroyed his entire existence: his background.

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Thomas Bernhard

Wittgenstein’s Nephew

With this work on the history of a friendship, published in 1982, Bernhard offers an autobiography, describing his childhood and youth in five volumes as well as his life between the years 1967 and 1979. During a stay in a sanatorium, his friendship with Paul Wittgenstein, which had begun with passionate discussions about music, deepened.

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Thomas Bernhard, Siegfried Unseld

The Correspondence

»If anyone has been hoping for just one last undiscovered drama by Thomas Bernhard, here it is. Its title is Correspondence, its birth spanning from 1961 to Bernhard's death in 1989.« Die Zeit

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Marcel Beyer

The Karnau Tapes

World War II. The final days of the Third Reich. Hermann Karnau, a sound engineer, is obsessively compiling an archive of every conceivable nuance of human sound. Karnau's work so impresses Hitler's leading propagandist that he entrusts his five children to Karnau's care while his wife is giving birth to the sixth. Helga, the eldest daughter, who is wise beyond her years, forms a warm bond of friendship with the engineer.

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Marcel Beyer

Kaltenburg

Marcel Beyer has written a grand new novel, a panorama spanning German history from the 1930s up to the present. Like in his successful Flughunde (The Karnau Tapes), Marcel Beyer so skilfully interweaves the personal with the historical that we follow spellbound the catastrophic course of events in 20th-century Germany.

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Marcel Beyer

Putin’s Postbox

This collection of unpublished stories and vignettes by Marcel Beyer is a book about perception, style, listening, and writing.

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Peter Bichsel

Actually, Frau Blum Would Really Like to Meet the Milkman

Actually Frau Blum Would Really Like to Meet the Milkman today is considered a classic collection of stories in which the author managed to create something unique both for his and for our own time: in a laconic, almost emotionless, yet precisely observed and thereby touching way he records daily events and manages to »extract« their stories, stories which possess all the world-truth and depth of epic.

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Peter Bichsel

Children’s Stories

Seven stories in which strange old fogies, failing, preposterous rebels, descendants of the knights of the sad face dare to challenge the irreversibility of what already exists. Here is a man who knows, but does not believe, that the Earth is round; here is one who gives new names to things so that he will no longer be understood by the old ones.

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Josef Bierbichler

Mittelreich

Josef Bierbichler, the renowned German stage and film actor, tells a story that spans a hundred years in Germany. It is an epic that deals with war and destruction, old power and new wealth, and the so-called »Years of Plenty«.

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Andrej Bitow

The Teacher of Symmetry

A masterfully crafted, ironically grounded, yet unabashedly melancholy novel – a stocktaking of his life and work: a masterpiece by a world class author writing at the height of his powers.

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Karl Heinz Bohrer

Now

Karl Heinz Bohrer is one of Germany’s most pugnacious intellectuals. The steadfast expectation that the banal present will turn into the fantastical now – this is what drives Karl Heinz Bohrer’s autobiographical, adventure-filled story. Spanning more than five decades and unfolding through nine chapters, his story plays out in various locales: in European cities like London and Paris, at German and American universities, on essayistic as well as scientific terrain. And ever and again upon the stage of relationships: with women, with friends, with colleagues and adversaries, this is as much of an intellectual adventure as it is an empirical examination of the erotic.

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Szilárd Borbély

The Dispossessed

When the shop owner Mózsi returns to his village from a forced labor camp, he no longer resembles a Jew at all. He will never again wear a black kaftan. Nor a white shirt. He does not even have any interest in learning where his articles have disappeared to: »The furniture had disappeared from the house, the books from the shelves, and compassion from our hearts.«

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Szilárd Borbély

Kafka’s Son

Szilárd Borbély, whose debut novel »The Dispossesed« was a literary sensation in Hungary, Germany and many other countries, wanted to dedicate his next major work to Franz Kafka. This collection of fragmentary texts (which come from his estate and were intended for publication) draws its intensity from the author’s passionate search for self and voice.

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Emma Braslavsky

Life Is No Way to Treat an Animal

»This story is true. Any resemblance to persons living or dead are no coincidence. Should you recognise yourself within them, be a good sport or direct your complaints to the good Lord.«   Jo, a selfish pseudo-idealist in her mid-thirties, and Jivan, a self-righteous Chauvinist with a serious gambling problem in his mid-forties, find themselves in a relationship contest whose aim it is to determine which of them has more pull and decides the direction in which they should be heading. All the while, Jivan falls victim to his father’s will and his own cowardly self-deception.

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