Header

Thomas Bernhard

Extinction - A Novel

(German title: Werke in 22 Bänden)
ca. 572 pages
Clothbound
1986
Thomas Bernhard
Foto: Thomas Bernhard
© Andrej Reiser

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

Sold to

USA (Knopf), UK (Faber & Faber), Spanish world rights (Alfaguara), Brazilian Portuguese rights (Companhia das Letras), France (Gallimard), Italy (Adelphi), Sweden (Tranan), Norway (Gyldendal Norsk), Korea (Hyeonamsa), Japan (Misuzu Shobo), Vietnam (Tao Dan), Poland (W.A.B.), Czech Republic (Prostor), Hungary (Kalligram), Bulgaria (Atlantis), Romania (ART), Croatia (Meandar), Serbia (LOM), Turkey (Yapi Kredi), Greece (Exandas), Albania/Kosovo (OM); previously published in the respective language / territory; rights available again: Portuguese rights (Assirio & Alvim), Denmark (Husets), Slovenia (Maribor), Israel (Schocken)

About

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.

And this »background complex« can be given the name of a town: Wolfsegg. This is where Murau grew up and where he realized that if he wanted to save his spiritual existence, he would have to leave. Although he had therefore intended to avoid Wolfsegg for the rest of his life, he nevertheless has to return when he learns that his parents and his brother have died in an automobile accident. His new sojourn there, however, makes it clear to him that he must separate himself from his place of origin once and for all. And so he makes the decision to write an account that will »extinguish what it describes […] extinguish everything that Wolfsegg means to me, everything that Wolfsegg is.«

Other publications

Goethe schtirbt/Goethe schtirbt (2011)

Sold to:

English world rights (Seagull), Spanish world rights (Alianza), France (Gallimard), Italy (Adelphi), Norway (Gyldendal Norsk), Serbia (Lom), Turkey (Yapi Kredi)

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

Sold to:

Spanish world rights (Alianza), Brazilian Portuguese rights (Todavia), France (Gallimard), Italy (Adelphi), Czech Republic (Prostor), Turkey (Yapi Kredi)

Meine Preise/My Prizes (2009)

Sold to:

English world rights (Knopf), Spanish world rights (Alianza), Chinese simplex rights (Horizon), Brazilian Portuguese (Companhia das Letras), Portugal (Bertrand), France (Gallimard), Italy (Adelphi), Netherlands (Atlas), Denmark (Sisyfos), Sweden (Tranan), Norway (Bokvennen), Finland (Teos), Japan (Misuzu Shobo), Poland (Czytelnik), Czech Republic (Prostor), Hungary (Kalligram), Bulgaria (Atlantis), Serbia (LOM), Slovenia (Studentska Zalozba), Turkey (Yapi Kredi), Greece (Hestia)

Domestic Rights Sales: German Audiobook (Roof Music)
 

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

Sold to:

Spanish world rights (Complices)

Domestic Rights Sales: German Audiobook (Der Hörverlag)

Werke in 22 Bänden/Old Masters (1985)

Sold to:

USA (Chicago UP), UK & Commonwealth (Penguin), Spanish world rights (Alianza), Catalanian world rights (Cómplices), Chinese simplex rights (Horizon), Russia (Medium), Brazilian Portuguese rights (Companhia das Letras), Portuguese rights (Assirio Alvim), France (Gallimard), Italy (Adelphi), Netherlands (DeArbeiderspers), Denmark (Basilisk), Sweden (Tranan), Norway (Gyldendal Norsk), Finland (Teos), Korea (Hyon Am Sa), Japan (Ronsisha), Poland (Czytelnik), Czech Republic (Prostor), Slovakia (Kalligram) Hungary (Palatinus), Bulgaria (Critique & Humanism), Rumania (Paralela 45), Estonia (Varrak), Lithuania (Pasvires Pasaulis), Serbia (LOM), Slovenia (Beletrina), Turkey (Yapi Kredi), Greece (Exandas), Macedonia (Blesok), Albania (Aleph), Ukraine (Folio), Hindi (Radhakrishna), Israel (Babel)

Werke in 22 Bänden/Woodcutters (1984)

Sold to:

USA (Knopf), UK (Faber & Faber), Spanish world rights (Alianza), Brazilian Portuguese rights (Todavia), France (Gallimard), Italy (Adelphi), Netherlands (Ijzer), Denmark (Basilisk), Sweden (Tranan), Norway (Gyldendal Norsk), Finland (Teos), Japan (Kawade), Vietnam (Tao Dan), Poland (Czytelnik), Czech Republic (Prostor), Bulgaria (Atlantis), Serbia (LOM), Turkey (Yapi Kredi), Greece (Exandas), Macedonia (Blesok), Georgia (Sulakauri), Israel (Babel); previously published in the respective language / territory; rights available again: Portuguese rights (Assirio & Alvim), Hungary (Ferenczy Könyvkiado), Slovenia (Cankarjeva)

Werke in 22 Bänden/The Loser (1983)

Sold to:

USA (Knopf), UK (Faber & Faber), Spanish world rights (Alfaguara), Basque rights (Alberdania), Catalan rights (Raval), Brazilian Portuguese rights (Companhia das Letras), Portuguese rights (Relogio d’Agua), France (Gallimard), Italy (Adelphi), Denmark (Basilisk), Sweden (Tranan), Norway (Gyldendal Norsk), Finland (Teos), Korea (Munhakdongne), Japan (Misuzu Shobo), Vietnam (Tao Dan), Poland (Czytelnik), Czech Republic (Prostor), Slovakia (Kalligram), Estonia (Loomingu Raamatukogu), Serbia (LOM), Slovenia (Hermagoras), Turkey (Yapi Kredi), Greece (Exandas), Macedonia (Blesok), Albanian rights / Kosovo (Pa), Azerbaijan (Alatoran); previously published in the respective language / territory; rights available again: Hungary (Europa), Bulgaria (Atlantis), Lithuania (Alma Littera), Croatia (Meandar), Israel (Babel)

Wittgensteins Neffe/Wittgenstein’s Nephew (1982)

Sold to:

USA (Knopf), UK (Faber & Faber), Spanish world rights (Anagrama), Chinese simplex rights (Horizon), Arabic world rights (Mamdouh Adwan), France (Gallimard), Italy (Adelphi), Sweden (Tranan), Norway (Gyldendal Norsk), Finland (Teos), Korea (Purun), Japan (Misuzu Shobo), Poland (Czytelnik), Czech Republic (Prostor), Turkey (Metis), Albania (Aleph), Azerbaijan (Alatoran), Israel (Am Oved); previously published in the respective language / territory; rights available again: Catalan rights (Empuries), Brazilian Portuguese rights (Rocco), Portuguese rights (Assirio & Alvim), Netherlands (De Prom), Denmark (Gyldendal), Hungary (Magvetö), Bulgaria (Atlantis), Croatia (Meandar), Slovenia (Hermagoras), Greece (Hestia)

Werke in 22 Bänden/Concrete (1982)

Sold to:

USA (Knopf), UK (Faber & Faber), Spanish world rights Trade (Alfaguara), Spanish world rights Paperback (Alianza), Catalan rights (El Gall), Chinese simplex rights (Horizon), Portuguese rights (Edicoes 70), France (Gallimard), Italy (Studio Editoriale), Denmark (Sisyfos), Norway (Gyldendal Norsk), Bulgaria (Atlantis), Turkey (Yapi Kredi), Greece (Hestia); previously published in the respective language / territory; rights available again: Sweden (Norstedts), Finland (Lurra), Iceland (Bjartur), Poland (Atut), Czech Republic (Prostor), Hungary (Ferenczy), Serbia (Alexandria Press), Israel (Hakibbutz)

Die Billigesser/The Cheap-Eaters (1980)

Sold to:

USA & Canada (Spurl Editions), UK (Quartet), France (Gallimard), Italy (Adelphi), Netherlands (Vleugels), Sweden (Tranan), Poland (Czytelnik), Turkey (Yapi Kredi); previously published in the respective language / territory; rights available again: Spanish world rights (Catedra), Norway (Bokvennen), Czech Republic (Prostor), Greece (Inseln)

Ja/Yes (1978)

Sold to:

USA (Chicago UP), Spanish world rights (Anagrama), Catalan rights (El Gall), Chinese simplex rights (Horizon), France (Gallimard), Italy (Ugo Guanda), Netherlands (Vleugels), Sweden (Tranan), Finland (Lurra), Poland (Czytelnik), Turkey (Yapi Kredi), Greece (Exandas), Israel (Ruth Books); previously published in the respective language / territory; rights available again: Norway (Bokvennen), Czech Republic (Prostor), Romania (Paralela 45)

Werke in 22 Bänden/Correction (1975)

Sold to:

English world rights (Knopf), Spanish world rights (Alianza), France (Gallimard), Italy (Einaudi), Sweden (Tranan), Finland (Teos), Japan (Kawade), Poland (Czytelnik), Czech Republic (Prostor), Serbia (LOM), Turkey (Yapi Kredi), Greece (Exandas), Israel (Babel); previously published in the respective language / territory; rights available again: Portuguese rights (Fim de Seculo), Hungary (Ferenczy Könyvkiado)

Gehen/Walking (1971)

Sold to:

English world rights (University Chicago Press), Brazilian Portuguese rights (Editora Brasileira), France (Gallimard), Italy (Adelphi), Netherlands (Vleugels), Sweden (Tranan), Finland (Teos), Japan (Kawade), Poland (Od Do), Czech Republic (Prostor), Serbia (LOM), Turkey (Yapi Kredi), Greece (Kritiki); previously published in the respective language / territory; rights available again: Spanish world rights (Alianza), Denmark (Basilisk), Norway (Spartacus), Hungary (Europa)

Werke in 22 Bänden/The Lime Works (1970)

Sold to:

English world rights (Knopf), Spanish world rights (Alianza), France (Gallimard), Italy (Adelphi), Finland (Teos), Poland (Officyna), Bulgaria (Atlantis), Serbia (LOM), Turkey (Yapi Kredi); previously published in the respective language / territory; rights available again: Sweden (Norstedt), Japan (Hayakawa), Czech Republic (Prostor), Hungary (Cartafilus)

Werke in 22 Bänden/Gargoyles (1967)

Sold to:

English world rights (Knopf), Spanish world rights (Alianza), Brazilian Portuguese rights (Todavia), France (Gallimard), Italy (Adelphi), Finland (Teos), Poland (Czytelnik), Turkey (Yapi Kredi), Greece (Exandas); previously published in the respective language / territory; rights available again: Catalan rights (Ediciones B), Portuguese rights (Relogio d’Agua), Norway (Bokvennen), Korea (Bum-Woo), Czech Republic (Prostor), Hungary (Kalligram)

Werke in 22 Bänden/Frost (1963)

Sold to:

English world rights (Knopf), Spanish world rights (Alianza), France (Gallimard), Italy (Adelphi), Sweden (Tranan), Finland (Teos), Poland (Czytelnik), Czech Republic (Prostor), Bulgaria (Atlantis), Romania (ART), Croatia (Meandar), Slovenia (Beletrina), Turkey (Yapi Kredi), Ukraine (Folio); previously published in the respective language / territory; rights available again: Russia (Symposium), Netherlands (Atlas), Hungary (Cartafilus), Estonia (Eesti Raamat)