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Titel: Gathering Evidence: A Memoir
Verlag: Alfred A, Knopf, New York
Einband: Original Cloth
Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Fine
Auflage: First American Edition
Octavo, yellow cloth spine over white cloth covered boards with gilt spine titles. 340pp. The partial autobiography of this renowned Austrian modern dramatist and novelist who won every Austrian literary prize and every German language literary pirze as well as the Prix Seguier of France. Although this only covers the first three decades or so of his life it is an awe-inspiring tale of someone who was simply to angry with his fate to succomb to what are usually fatal illnesses. This volume is very tight, clean, and unmarked in a crisp, clean dust jacket with a small lamination separation at the bottom rear edge. Fine in near fine dust jacket. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 07017
Inhaltsangabe: Written with a dark pain and drama that recalls the novels of Dickens, Gathering Evidence is a powerful and compelling memoir of youth by one of the twentieth century?s most gifted writers.
Born in 1931, the illegitimate child of an abandoned mother, Thomas Bernhard was brought up by an eccentric grandmother and an adored grandfather in right-wing, Catholic Austria. He ran away from home at age fifteen. Three years later, he contracted pneumonia and was placed in a hospital ward for the old and terminally ill, where he observed first-hand?and with unflinching acuity?the cruel nature of protracted suffering and death. From the age of twenty-one, everything he wrote was shaped by the urgency of a dying man?s testament?and where this account of his life ends, his art begins.
Included in this edition is My Prizes, a collection of Bernhard?s viciously funny and revelatory essays on his later literary life. Here is a portrait of the artist as a prize-winner: laconic, sardonic, shaking his head with biting amusement at the world and at himself.
Inhaltsangabe: An autobiography which traces Bernhard's life and interests in music, theatre, poetry and writing.
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