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Thomas Bernhard

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(German title: Meine Preise)
ca. 144 pages
Clothbound
2009
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

This hitherto unpublished comedic work shows Bernhard at the very top of his art: invective, flabbergasted, swearing and ridiculing. Thomas Bernhard quarrels with the world in general, the cultural world in particular, and most especially, with himself.

This work, which Bernhard finished in 1980, was published for the first time in February 2009 to commemorate the 20th anniversary of his death. The text is divided into nine chapters and an appendix. Bernhard irately reminisces and takes stock of the literary prizes that were awarded to him. The highly gifted comedian describes in detail the tragedies the winning of each of his literary awards proved to be. Whether it was the Bremer Literature Prize, the Austrian State Prize, the Grillparzer Prize, or the Georg Büchner Prize, they did the honour of causing scandals each and every time. For the author, the accompanying prize money is also an excuse to throw oneself into adventure.

Grumbling about all of humanity and shaking his head at himself as well, Thomas Bernhard paints a self-portrait of the author as prize- (and prize money) recipient. This self-portrait begins where his previously published autobiography left off – with the early recognition he received for his first novel – and closes with a resignation from the German Academy for Language and Literature.

Other publications

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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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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