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Thomas Bernhard

Goethe schtirbt

(German title: Goethe schtirbt)
ca. 98 pages
Clothbound
2011
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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»An genuine new Bernhard.« FAZ

The entire Bernhard universe condensed into four stories.

About

Thomas Bernhard did not live to see these stories published in book-form: he was too preoccupied with his monumental novel Auslöschung and the play Heldenplatz and the ensuing scandal to see it through to completion.

Goethe schtirbt is the first time these four stories are published in a single volume, as the author intended. They reveal a seasoned master of tragic moments and comic situations at the height of his powers looking back on his past works, isolating motifs and structures to subject to ironic exaggeration.

Praise

»This posthumous collection is like the icing on the cake of Bernhard’s œuvre. Maybe it’s because each of these prose pieces is like a poetic nucleus containing the entirety of the Bernhard universe, with intricate and tightly-woven connections between the four stories […] One thing is certain: All four stories exhibit Thomas Bernhard’s joy at spinning a yarn as the visceral pleasure even of resistance.« Deutschlandfunk

Media

Contents:
Goethe schtirbt
Montaigne. Eine Erzählung
Wiedersehen
In Flammen aufgegangen. Reisebericht an einen einstigen Freund

Other publications

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/Concrete (1982)

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Die Billigesser/The Cheap-Eaters (1980)

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Ja/Yes (1978)

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Werke in 22 Bänden/Correction (1975)

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Gehen/Walking (1971)

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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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