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By Thomas Bernhard

Thomas Bernhard (1931-1989) has been hailed by way of Gabriel Josipovici as 'Austria's best postwar author' and by way of George Steiner as 'one of the masters of latest ecu fiction.' Faber reveals is proud to reissue a variety of 4 of Bernhard's most interesting novels.

Concrete (1982) is a superb and haunting story of procrastination, failure, and depression: the tale of Rudolph, a Viennese musicologist, who neglects the paintings he's intended to be generating in favour of this darkish and grotesquely humorous account of small woes writ huge, of profound horrors specified and rehearsed to the purpose of distraction: from a meddling sister and a home that he hates, to an 'illness' he conscientiously nurses, his personal very genuine writer's block, and an 'escape' to Majorca which brings him no unlock from himself.

'Masterful... A e-book of mysterious darkish beauty.' John Rechy, Los Angeles Times

A masterpiece.' New Yorker

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