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Mesmerizing Bernhard, and much more.,
By A Customer
This review is from: Wittgenstein's Nephew (Paperback)
Anybody familiar with the ranting, repetitive, hauntingly beautiful prose of Thomas Bernhard cannot possibly be disappointed by this short, semi-biographical account of the author's friendship with Paul Wittgenstein. Here, however, we find something new, something painfully confessional, a sense of contrition and devastating self-recrimination which probably reaches the heart of Bernhard's work - a disgust for human vulnerability and weakness which stems from his own weaknesses, and which is the source of his despair.