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Thomas Bernhard

Old Masters - A Comedy

(German title: Werke in 22 Bänden)
ca. 310 pages
Clothbound
1985
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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Old Masters is Thomas Bernhard's devilishly funny story about the friendship between two old men.

For over thirty years Reger, a music critic, has sat on the same bench in front of a Tintoretto painting in a Viennese museum, thinking and railing against contemporary society, his fellow men, artists, the weather, even the state of public lavatories. His friend Atzbacher has been summoned to meet him, and through his eyes we learn more about Reger - the tragic death of his wife, his thoughts of suicide and, eventually, the true purpose of their appointment. At once pessimistic and exuberant, rancorous and hilarious, Old Masters is a richly satirical portrait of culture, genius, nationhood, class, the value of art and the pretensions of humanity. (book description of the UK edition published by Penguin)

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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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Domestic Rights Sales: German Audiobook (Roof Music)
 

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/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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