Thomas Bernhard Reading Week July 1-7

Well I ve been in a lull post IFFP I love projects so the fact his books have recently been reissued Faber finds means they are readily available to us all .I’ve old masters on my tbr pile and will be adding a couple to my kindle .Thomas Bernhard is a writers writer ,his books are challenging full of ideas in arts people and society in general he has long been a favourite with me so I hope if you join in you too will grow to love his words .


13 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Amateur Reader (Tom)
    May 29, 2013 @ 16:04:17

    I dunno, “love,” that seems unattainably ambitious. How about “not loathe.” No, that does not seem right for Bernhard either. Loathing is certainly allowed. Maybe “loathe to the appropriate degree” – “I hope you too will grow to loathe his words to the appropriate degree.” But excessive loathing is such a necessary part of Bernhard.

    Well, I am stumped. Good luck, though. I will be in Europe that week, but when I get back I will enjoy reading about the shock, recoil, book-throwing, and tears. Or, if the reader is like me, laughter, the howls of laughter.


  2. kaggsysbookishramblings
    May 29, 2013 @ 16:33:42

    I’ve never read any Thomas Bernhard I confess – any suggestions for a good place to start?


  3. Guy Savage
    May 29, 2013 @ 16:40:21

    Loved Concrete.


  4. lizzysiddal
    May 29, 2013 @ 17:54:05

    I’m travelling that week too, Stu. Sorry to miss this. Bernhard is one of those must-get-to sometime authors.


  5. Lisa Hill
    May 29, 2013 @ 23:44:51

    Having discovered Henry Green because of your Henry Green Week I am sorely tempted, Stu. I may be late to the party because I am hosting Indigenous Writers Week the week after your Thomas Bernhard Week and I will be very busy with that, but I shall do my very best because I’ve never read anything by him either. Can you recommend something not too long that would be good to start with so that I can order it in time?


  6. Rise
    May 30, 2013 @ 03:09:41

    I was just itching to read me some Bernhard. I look forward to this reading event. I highly recommend his memoirs, Gathering Evidence.


  7. Tony
    May 30, 2013 @ 10:01:20

    Yep, a writer I’d love to get to – not sure I can make it this time around though. Maybe for German Lit Month later this year 😉


  8. Scott W.
    May 30, 2013 @ 13:15:58

    Stu – Great, I will try to join in. I read Correction a few years ago, and it’s one of those books that has moved in and set up a nest in my head. I look forward, backward and sideways to reading more Bernhard.


  9. Brian Joseph
    May 30, 2013 @ 13:56:04

    I have not read Pablo Neruda but I have heard of him and he sounds like a fascinating writer.

    I would to join in but I have to see how long it takes me to get through The Brothers Karamazov.


  10. Richard Shea
    Jun 01, 2013 @ 19:01:17

    Not that I need an excuse, but now I have one to read some Bernhard. Count me in


  11. Violet
    Jun 05, 2013 @ 08:27:46

    Thank goodness. I thought the event was in June and I had missed the boat, but now I can join in. 🙂 I had never heard of Bernhard before, but I like the sound of Woodcutters and Extinction.


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