Thomas Bernhard

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Thomas Bernhard

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born
in Heerlen, Netherlands
February 09, 1931

died
February 12, 1989

gender
male

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Thomas Bernhard was an Austrian author, who ranges among the most distinguished German speaking writers of the second half of the 20th century.


Average rating: 4.13 · 13,069 ratings · 1,112 reviews · 135 distinct works · Similar authors
The Loser
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4.12 of 5 stars 4.12 avg rating — 2,346 ratings — published 1983 — 44 editions
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Wittgenstein's Nephew
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4.15 of 5 stars 4.15 avg rating — 1,335 ratings — published 1989 — 36 editions
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Woodcutters
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4.31 of 5 stars 4.31 avg rating — 1,133 ratings — published 1984 — 33 editions
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Correction
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4.3 of 5 stars 4.30 avg rating — 938 ratings — published 1975 — 23 editions
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Concrete
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4.16 of 5 stars 4.16 avg rating — 853 ratings — published 1982 — 30 editions
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Old Masters
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4.21 of 5 stars 4.21 avg rating — 732 ratings — published 1985 — 25 editions
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Extinction
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4.34 of 5 stars 4.34 avg rating — 611 ratings — published 1986 — 34 editions
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Gargoyles
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4.05 of 5 stars 4.05 avg rating — 597 ratings — published 1967 — 17 editions
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The Voice Imitator
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3.96 of 5 stars 3.96 avg rating — 490 ratings — published 1978 — 19 editions
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Frost
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3.9 of 5 stars 3.90 avg rating — 467 ratings — published 1963 — 24 editions
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More books by Thomas Bernhard…
“Instead of committing suicide, people go to work.”
Thomas Bernhard

“It would be wrong to refuse to face the fact that everything is fundamentally sick and sad.”
Thomas Bernhard, Gargoyles

“Whatever condition we are in, we must always do what we want to do, and if we want to go on a journey, then we must do so and not worry about our condition, even if it's the worst possible condition, because, if it is, we're finished anyway, whether we go on the journey or not, and it's better to die having made the journey we're been longing for than to be stifled by our longing.”
Thomas Bernhard, Concrete

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