What book in translation would I give away ? Thomas Bernhard welcome to second Thomas bernhard reading week in July


Well I’ve been struggling finding time to blog or even get in a routine for my blogging of late .But I feel a project and a goal of trying to get my revie pile in order or less by then ,will help this and what better than on World book day to launch a second Thomas Bernhard reading week for the first week august this year it is two years since I did the first Thomas Bernhard reading week and with the books still available in paperback and Kindle both faber Finds and Vintage reissues . Of course there is the much lauded Bernhard letters with his publisher Siegfrieed Unseld to be published in English . I am tempt to improve my german just for the 22 voll collection of his works from his German publisher . I have a number of post here about him  including five books under review and a piece from Andrej Nikoladis about his love of Bernhard .I will sort a new badge for the reading week as I’m trying to do a similar one , but for today I will use the warhol inspired one of two years ago .Which book in translation would you hive away inspired to run a second Thomas Bernhard week for me it would be his Woodcutters .I feel this one would be the best introduction to his work .


10 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. roughghosts
    Apr 23, 2015 @ 16:07:40

    I have slipped off my goal of reading more Bernhard this year. Another excellent introduction to his work for the Bernhard-shy I would suggest, is Gargoyles. It’s a great combination between a more conventional style of story telling moving in to the extended monologue of the prince in the second half. When is your Bernhard Reading week?


  2. Jonathan
    Apr 23, 2015 @ 16:56:13

    I haven’t read any Bernhard but had planned to do so this year (along with more Roth & Zweig) so it would tie in with my plans very well.


  3. Col
    Apr 24, 2015 @ 08:21:27

    My education courtesy of your blog continues! Not only have I not read Bernhard – Id never heard of him till I read this. (I clearly need to let my brain out more!). But I will rectify this in August! ( Any other suggestions on the best place to start will be gratefully received!)


  4. Tony
    Apr 24, 2015 @ 10:05:00

    Not sure I’ll get to one in July (more likely for GLM in November…) – but what about Spanish-Language Literature Month?


  5. Rise
    May 02, 2015 @ 17:18:17

    I’m sure I can find a book of his by August.


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