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Wittgenstein’s Nephew

Thomas Bernhard

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ISBN
9780571288427
Date Published
15.01.2013
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Summary

Thomas Bernhard (1931-1989) has been hailed by Gabriel Josipovici as ‘Austria’s finest postwar writer’ and by George Steiner as ‘one of the masters of contemporary European fiction.’ Faber Finds is proud to reissue a selection of four of Bernhard’s finest novels.

Wittgenstein’s Nephew (1982) opens in 1967 as two men lie bedridden in separate wings of a Viennese hospital. The narrator, Thomas Bernhard, is stricken with a lung ailment; his friend Paul, nephew of Ludwig Wittgenstein, is suffering from one of his periodic bouts of madness. As their once-casual friendship quickens, these eccentric men begin to see in each other a possible antidote to their feelings of hopelessness and mortality, on the unexpected strength of what they hold in common.

‘Furious, obsessive, scathing, absolutely hilarious and oddly beautiful.’ Claire Messud, Salon

‘A memento mori that approaches genius.’ Richard Locke, Wall Street Journal

ThomasBernhard

Thomas Bernhard was born in the Netherlands to Austrian parents in 1931. He was raised in Austria and studied dramatic arts at Mozarteum University in Salzburg. His writing first appeared in newspapers in the early 1950s, and he published his first book, a poetry collection, in 1957. His first novel, Frost, was published in 1963, and his first full-length play,…

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