Novels Thomas Bernhard: Extinction, Yes, the Lime Works, on the Mountain, Gargoyles, Correction, Old Masters, Woodcutters, Frost, the Loser by Books LLC

ISBN: 9781155233314

Published: May 2nd 2010

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52 pages


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Novels  by  Thomas Bernhard: Extinction, Yes, the Lime Works, on the Mountain, Gargoyles, Correction, Old Masters, Woodcutters, Frost, the Loser by Books LLC

Novels by Thomas Bernhard: Extinction, Yes, the Lime Works, on the Mountain, Gargoyles, Correction, Old Masters, Woodcutters, Frost, the Loser by Books LLC
May 2nd 2010 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, RTF | 52 pages | ISBN: 9781155233314 | 3.13 Mb

This is nonfiction commentary. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publishers book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: Extinction, Yes, the Lime Works, on the Mountain, Gargoyles,MoreThis is nonfiction commentary.

Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publishers book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: Extinction, Yes, the Lime Works, on the Mountain, Gargoyles, Correction, Old Masters, Woodcutters, Frost, the Loser, Wittgensteins Nephew. Source: Wikipedia. Free updates online.

Not illustrated. Excerpt: Extinction is the last of Thomas Bernhards novels. It was originally published in German in 1986. Extinction takes the form of the autobiographical testimony of Franz-Josef Murau, the intellectual black sheep of a powerful Austrian land-owning family. Murau lives in Rome in self-exile, obsessed and angry with his identity as an Austrian, and resolves never to return to the family estate of Wolfsegg .

He is surrounded by a group of artistic and intellectual friends, and intends to continue living what he calls the Italianate way. When he hears of his parents deaths, he finds himself master of Wolfsegg and must decide its fate.

Murau has cut himself off from his family and sought to establish an intellectual life as a tutor in Rome. In the first half of the novel, he reflects on the spiritual, intellectual, and moral impoverishment of his family to his Roman student Gambetti. He only has respect for his Uncle Georg, who similarly cut himself off from the family and helped Murau to save himself.

In the second section, he returns to his familys estate, Wolfsegg, for the funeral, as well as to determine the disposal of the estate, which is now in his hands. Throughout the novel, Murau talks about the void that he has created for himself via exaggeration combined with understatement.

Murau then incriminates all of art in this role of unjustified absolution. To Gambetti, the great of great art was just that- when he thinks on his villa in Wolfsegg, great comes to mean something new: criminal art that has the power to make people pardon themselve...More: http: //booksllc.net/?id=2009629



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