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Old Masters : A Comedy - Thomas Bernhard

Old Masters

A Comedy

By: Thomas Bernhard, Ewald Osers (Translator)

Paperback Published: 1st January 1989
ISBN: 9780226043913
Number Of Pages: 160

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In this exuberantly satirical novel, the tutor Atzbacher has been summoned by his friend Reger to meet him in a Viennese museum. While Reger gazes at a Tintoretto portrait, Atzbacher—who fears Reger's plans to kill himself—gives us a portrait of the musicologist: his wisdom, his devotion to his wife, and his love-hate relationship with
art. With characteristically acerbic wit, Bernhard exposes the pretensions and aspirations of humanity in a novel at once pessimistic and strangely exhilarating.

"Bernhard's . . . most enjoyable novel."—Robert Craft, New York Review of Books.

"Bernhard is one of the masters of contemporary European fiction."—George Steiner

ISBN: 9780226043913
ISBN-10: 0226043916
Series: Phoenix Fiction
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 160
Published: 1st January 1989
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.47 x 13.56  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.21