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ISBN-10: 0226043908

ISBN-13: 9780226043906

Edition: N/A

Authors: Thomas Bernhard, Ewald Osers

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The narrator, a scientist working on antibodies and suffering from emotional and mental illness, meets a Persian woman, the companion of a Swiss engineer, at an office in rural Austria. For the scientist, his endless talks with the strange Asian woman mean release from his condition, but for the Persian woman, as her own circumstances deteriorate, there is only one answer. "Thomas Bernhard was one of the few major writers of the second half of this century."--Gabriel Josipovici, Independent "With his death, European letters lost one of its most perceptive, uncompromising voices since the war."--Spectator Widely acclaimed as a novelist, playwright, and poet, Thomas Bernhard (1931-89) won many of the most prestigious literary prizes of Europe, including the Austrian State Prize, the Bremen and Bruuml;chner prizes, and Le Prix Seacute;guier.
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Book details

List price: $14.00
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 11/1/1992
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 140
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.396
Language: English

Thomas Bernhard was born to Austrian parents in Holland and reared by his mother in the vicinity of Salzburg. His temperament and erratic health created difficulties for him as he grew up in a society governed by National Socialists. Bernhard found the alpine landscapes of his native Austria far more harsh than lyrical. The isolation of the characters in his novels is only slightly mitigated by friendship, generally only between men, and never by love. Yet many readers feel this lack of sentimentality gives Bernhard's work an epic power.