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Concrete Hardcover – 13 Oct 1988

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Product details

  • Hardcover: 155 pages
  • Publisher: Random House USA Inc; American ed edition (13 Oct. 1988)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0394537815
  • ISBN-13: 978-0394537818
  • Package Dimensions: 19.3 x 12.7 x 2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,023,478 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Certain books few assert literary importance instantly, profoundly. This is one of those a book of mysterious dark beauty.
Los Angeles Times
A masterpiece. . . . [Bernhard s] world is so powerfully imagined that it can seem to surround you like little else in literature.
The New Yorker
Something of a tour-de-force.
The Washington Post
Where rage of this intensity is directed outward, we often find the sociopath, where inward, the suicide. Where it breaks out laterally, onto the page, we sometimes find a most unsettling artistic vision.
Sven Birkerts, The New Republic"

-Certain books--few--assert literary importance instantly, profoundly. This is one of those--a book of mysterious dark beauty.-
--Los Angeles Times
-A masterpiece. . . . [Bernhard's] world is so powerfully imagined that it can seem to surround you like little else in literature.-
--The New Yorker
-Something of a tour-de-force.-
--The Washington Post
-Where rage of this intensity is directed outward, we often find the sociopath, where inward, the suicide. Where it breaks out laterally, onto the page, we sometimes find a most unsettling artistic vision.-
--Sven Birkerts, The New Republic

"Certain books--few--assert literary importance instantly, profoundly. This is one of those--a book of mysterious dark beauty."
--Los Angeles Times

"A masterpiece. . . . [Bernhard's] world is so powerfully imagined that it can seem to surround you like little else in literature."
--The New Yorker

"Something of a tour-de-force."
--The Washington Post

"Where rage of this intensity is directed outward, we often find the sociopath, where inward, the suicide. Where it breaks out laterally, onto the page, we sometimes find a most unsettling artistic vision."
--Sven Birkerts, The New Republic --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the Author

Thomas Bernhard was born in Holland in 1931 and grew up in Austria. He studied music at the Akademie Mozarteum in Salzburg. In 1957 he began a second career, as a playwright, poet, and novelist. The winner of the three most distinguished and coveted literary prizes awarded in Germany, he has become one of the most widely translated and admired writers of his generation. He published nine novels, an autobiography, one volume of poetry, four collections of short stories, and six volumes of plays. Thomas Bernhard died in Austria in 1989. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.


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