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A companion to the works of Thomas Bernhard, edited by Matthias Konzett

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A companion to the works of Thomas Bernhard
Title
A companion to the works of Thomas Bernhard
Statement of responsibility
edited by Matthias Konzett
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Since the death of Thomas Bernhard in 1989, the literary reputation of this complex and unique writer has risen to the point that he is now regarded as a major European figure. Bernhard emerged in the 1960s as one of Austria's major writers, challenging the popularity of such established writers as Heinrich Böll and Günter Grass on the German literary scene. His idiosyncratic prose consists of a tragic-comic blend of themes such as suicide, madness, and isolation combined with highly satirical and histrionic invectives against culture, tradition, and society. As a skillful impresario of public scandals by means of verbal assaults upon Austrian elite culture, Bernhard also earned himself the epithet of Übertreibungskünstler (artist of exaggeration). In this art of cultural and political provocation Bernhard remains unmatched to the present day. This volume of essays provides contributions by well-known critics that examine the most salient aspects of Bernhard's work, offering insights into literary strategies and public themes that made Bernhard one of Europe's masters of modern prose and drama. Essays examine Bernhard's complex artistic sensibility, his impact on Austria's critical memory, his relation to the legacy of Austrian Jewish culture, his representative value as Austria's prime literary export, and his cosmopolitanism and its significance for the rapidly changing multicultural landscape of Europe. Matthias Konzett is Associate Professor of German at Yale University. He is the author of The Rhetoric of National Dissent in Thomas Bernhard, Peter Handke, and Elfriede Jelinek (Camden House, 2000)
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Cataloging source
UkCbUP
Dewey number
838/.91409
Index
index present
LC call number
PT2662.E7
LC item number
Z625 2002
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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1960-
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Konzett, Matthias
Series statement
Studies in German literature, linguistics, and culture
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Bernhard, Thomas
Label
A companion to the works of Thomas Bernhard, edited by Matthias Konzett
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Publication
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Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 10 May 2017)
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online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: Bernhard in the Public -- Introduction -- National Iconoclasm: Thomas Bernhard and the Austrian Avant-garde -- Matthias Konzett 1 -- Perverted Attitudes of Mourning in the Wake of Thomas Bernhard's Death -- Marlene Streeruwitz 23 -- The Established Outsider: Thomas Bernhard -- Dagmar Lorenz 29 -- A Testament Betrayed: Bernhard and His Legacy -- Stephen D. Dowden 51 -- Bernhard's Poetics -- Homeland, Death, and Otherness in Thomas Bernhard's Early Lyrical Works -- Paola Bozzi 71 -- The Broken Window Handle: Thomas Bernhard's Notion of Weltbezug -- Riidiger Girner 89 -- Thomas Bernhard's Poetics of Comedy -- Wendelin Schmidt-Dengler 105 -- Bernhard and Drama -- Fragments of a Deluge: The Theater of Thomas Bernhard's Prose -- Mark M. Anderson 119 -- The Stranger Inside the Word: From Thomas Bernhard's Plays to the -- Anatomical Theater of Elfriede Jelinek -- Gitta Honegger 137 -- Costume Drama: Performance and Identity in Bernhard's Works -- Andrew Webber 149 -- Bernhard's Social Worlds -- Language Speaks. Anglo-Bernhard: Thomas Bernhard in Translation -- Gitta Honegger 169 -- Ungleichzeitigkeiten: Class Relationships in Bernhard's Fiction -- Jonathan Long 187 -- Thomas Bernhard's Der Untergeher: Newtonian Realities and Deterministic Chaos -- Willy Riemer 209 -- My Latest Encounter with Bernhard -- Marlene Streeruwitz 223
Control code
CR9781571136060
Extent
1 online resource (vi, 251 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781571136060
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
Label
A companion to the works of Thomas Bernhard, edited by Matthias Konzett
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 10 May 2017)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: Bernhard in the Public -- Introduction -- National Iconoclasm: Thomas Bernhard and the Austrian Avant-garde -- Matthias Konzett 1 -- Perverted Attitudes of Mourning in the Wake of Thomas Bernhard's Death -- Marlene Streeruwitz 23 -- The Established Outsider: Thomas Bernhard -- Dagmar Lorenz 29 -- A Testament Betrayed: Bernhard and His Legacy -- Stephen D. Dowden 51 -- Bernhard's Poetics -- Homeland, Death, and Otherness in Thomas Bernhard's Early Lyrical Works -- Paola Bozzi 71 -- The Broken Window Handle: Thomas Bernhard's Notion of Weltbezug -- Riidiger Girner 89 -- Thomas Bernhard's Poetics of Comedy -- Wendelin Schmidt-Dengler 105 -- Bernhard and Drama -- Fragments of a Deluge: The Theater of Thomas Bernhard's Prose -- Mark M. Anderson 119 -- The Stranger Inside the Word: From Thomas Bernhard's Plays to the -- Anatomical Theater of Elfriede Jelinek -- Gitta Honegger 137 -- Costume Drama: Performance and Identity in Bernhard's Works -- Andrew Webber 149 -- Bernhard's Social Worlds -- Language Speaks. Anglo-Bernhard: Thomas Bernhard in Translation -- Gitta Honegger 169 -- Ungleichzeitigkeiten: Class Relationships in Bernhard's Fiction -- Jonathan Long 187 -- Thomas Bernhard's Der Untergeher: Newtonian Realities and Deterministic Chaos -- Willy Riemer 209 -- My Latest Encounter with Bernhard -- Marlene Streeruwitz 223
Control code
CR9781571136060
Extent
1 online resource (vi, 251 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781571136060
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote

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