University of Chicago Press, 01.01.1989 - 181 Seiten
This controversial portrayal of Viennese artistic circles begins as the writer-narrator arrives at an 'artistic dinner' given by a composer and his society wife—a couple that the writer once admired and has come to loathe. The guest of honor, an actor from the Burgtheater, is late. As the other guests wait impatiently, they are seen through the critical eye of the narrator, who begins a silent but frenzied, sometimes maniacal, and often ambivalent tirade against these former friends, most of whom were brought together by the woman whom they had buried that day. Reflections on Joana's life and suicide are mixed with these denunciations until the famous actor arrives, bringing a culmination to the evening for which the narrator had not even thought to hope.
"Mr. Bernhard's portrait of a society in dissolution has a Scandinavian darkness reminiscent of Ibsen and Strindberg, but it is filtered through a minimalist prose. . . . Woodcutters offers an unusually intense, engrossing literary experience."—Mark Anderson, New York Times Book Review
"Musical, dramatic and set in Vienna, Woodcutters. . . .resembles a Strauss operetta with a libretto by Beckett."—Joseph Costes, Chicago Tribune
"Thomas Bernhard, the great pessimist-rhapsodist of German literature . . . never compromises, never makes peace with life. . . . Only in the pure, fierce isolation of his art can he get justice."—Michael Feingold, Village Voice
"In typical Bernhardian fashion the narrator is moved by hatred and affection for a society that he believes destroys the very artistic genius it purports to glorify. A superb translation."—Library Journal
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Review: WoodcuttersNutzerbericht - Juan - Goodreads
Witness the vitriolic rantings of a misanthrope, not unlike those of the Underground man of Dostoevsky (this book could very well be the prolongation of the dinner party in Apropos of Wet Snow in ... Vollständige Rezension lesen
Review: WoodcuttersNutzerbericht - Andrew - Goodreads
Thomas Bernhard has a formidable reputation so I expected this to be a diffcult read. However, while it was dense and the tone intense, I found it an enjoyable and at times playful read. A case of ... Vollständige Rezension lesen
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Woodcutters by Thomas Bernhard
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Dispatches from Zembla: Thomas Bernhard: Woodcutters
There is a very astute observation by Mark Anderson on the back cover of Thomas Bernhard's Woodcutters. He says, "One can write continuously and still have ...
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BOOKS OF THE TIMES; A Misanthropic View - New York Times
A stream-of-consciousness soliloquy (diatribe, might be a better word), ''Woodcutters'' takes place during a lengthy dinner party in Vienna as the narrator, ...
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Introductory essay -- Thomas Bernhard
The second novel, The Woodcutters, presents a satirical portrait of high culture as practiced by the Viennese elite. The publication of this novel, ...
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as passages in The Woodcutters or any number of other texts by Thomas. Bernhard. ... The Woodcutters. Trans. David mcclintock. New York: Knopf, 1987. ...
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Brian Evenson - Notes on Fiction and Philosophy - symploke 12:1
Woodcutters and foresters are familiar with these paths. ... Heidegger doesn't acknowledge that foresters and woodcutters, "know what it means to be on a ...
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Salon Books | Anti-heroes
Woodcutters by Thomas Bernhard This Austrian author is easily the greatest novelist to ... "Woodcutters" is the story of an "artistic dinner" in Vienna, ...
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