Thomas Bernhard

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‘People are always talking about it being their duty to find their way to their fellow men – to their neighbour, as they are forever saying with all the baseness of false sentiment – when in fact it is purely and simply a question of finding their way to themselves.’

from Concrete
Bernhard blog

A Visit

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About halfway through The Loser, Austrian novelist Thomas Bernhard’s 1983 book about blocked creativity, the narrator drops a bomb on the unsuspecting reader. In a momentary suspension of his virtually unswerving tone of aggressive pessimism and misanthropy, Bernhard inserts a single sentence that smacks awkwardly of humanism. (read more here – Cabinet magazine)

  • Wittgenstein’s Awkward Nephew by Gabriel Josipovici

    Thank goodness for Thomas Bernhard, the most truthful, the funniest and the most musical of writers since Marcel Proust.