Translation Tuesdays: Of Earth and in Hell, by Thomas Bernhard @ NYJB

“Of Earth and in Hell” by Thomas Bernhard represents “a fascinating peek into the genesis of Austria’s controversial literary figure.”. Continue reading Translation Tuesdays: Of Earth and in Hell, by Thomas Bernhard @ NYJB

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The Lime Works by Thomas Bernhard @ Joe Bob Briggs

Thomas Bernhard (1931–1989) was one of the twentieth century’s great prose stylists. He belongs to the trinity of novelists who died early, the other two being W.G. Sebald and Roberto Bolano.  All three are experiencing a popular revival coupled with attention from academic and critical circles. To understand Bernhard’s peculiar brand of fiction one has to examine his country of origin.  Austria’s intellectual and literary community minted numerous famous names in the 19th and 20th centuries.  An incomplete list would include journalist-critic Karl Kraus, philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein, psychologist Sigmund Freud, Nobel Laureate author Elfriede Jelinek, and the demagogue Adolf Hitler.  … Continue reading The Lime Works by Thomas Bernhard @ Joe Bob Briggs

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