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Histrionics: Three Plays

3.91 of 5 stars 3.91  ·  rating details  ·  34 ratings  ·  2 reviews
Although he is best known in the United States as a novelist, Austrian writer Thomas Bernhard has been hailed in Europe as one of the most significant and controversial of contemporary playwrights. George Steiner has predicted that the current era in German-language literature will be recognized as the "Bernhard period"; John Updike compares Bernhard with Kafka, Grass, Han ...more
Paperback, 292 pages
Published January 29th 1990 by University Of Chicago Press
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Bernhard's novels are more compelling, but there's plenty to chew on here, too. A Party for Boris and Histrionics were especially interesting. If this plays out as usual a few more days of musing on these pieces might just boost it up to 5 stars.

What a magnificent and challenging writer.
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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.
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