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Woodcutters free pdf Thomas Bernhard, one of the most distinct, celebrated, and perverse of 20th century writers, took his own life in 1989. Perhaps the greatest Austrian writer of the 20th century, Bernhard's vision in novels like "Woodcutters" was relentlessly bleak and comically nihilistic. His prose is torrential and his style unmistakable. Bernhard is the missing link between Kafka, Beckett, Michel Houellebecq and Lars von Trier- without Bernhard, the literature of alienation and self-contempt would be bereft of its great practitioner. "Woodcutters" is widely recognised as his masterpiece. Over the course of a few hours, following a performance of Ibsen's "The Wild Duck", we are in the company of the Auersbergers, and our narrator, who never once leaves the relative comfort of his 'wing-backed chair' where he sips at a glass of champagne. As they anticipate the arrival of the star actor, and the commencement of dinner, the narrator of "Woodcutters" dismantles the hollow pretentiousness at the heart of the Austrian bourgeoisie. The effect is devastating- the horror only redeemed by the humour.

About Thomas Bernhard

Thomas Bernhard (1931-1989) won many of the most prestigious literary prizes in Europe, including the Austrian State Prize, the Breman and Bruchner Prizes and Le Pix Seguier. Among his novels are The Loser, Concrete, and Extinction, all of which are available in Faber Finds.

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Author : Thomas Bernhard
Publisher : Faber
Data Published : 17 November 2011
ISBN : 0571276091
EAN : 9780571276097
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 192 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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