Walking: A Novella (Paperback)Thomas Bernhard (author)
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Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Number of pages: 104
Weight: 91 g
Dimensions: 213 x 140 x 5 mm
"In Walking, we see burgeoning signs of one of the most distinct literary voices of the twentieth century. . . . A small treasure."--Adam Ehrlich Sachs "Rain Taxi"
"It is with Walking, worth the price of admission, that we understand how Bernhard's writing, a writing constantly struggling against, is a consistent, desperate, humorous, bitter, and all-too-human attempt to keep from going under."--Adam Ehrlich Sachs "Review of Contemporary Fiction"
"Our precious individual lives, we discover, are only a symptom of a swirling, uncentered excess of thought in which we lose our direction and identity. We lose ourselves into madness, we find, not at the end of reason's course but in the infinity between two beats of reason's clock. It is Bernhard's genius to be able to make this revelation darkly, but giddily, humorous. Kenneth J. Northcott's translation brilliantly renders the drama of this piece, which reads like a soliloquy revealing the complex inner tides constituting an individual psyche. . . . Uncompromising."--Adam Ehrlich Sachs "Chicago Tribune"
"There's very little peace to be found within the minds of the characters of Austrian author Bernhard's celebrated philosophical novella Walking. It's not the easiest of reads--an account of the conversations between the unnamed narrator and his friend and walking companion Oehler, the two men's discussion inevitably drawn back to that of the fate of a mutual friend of theirs, Karrer, who recently went mad and is now in an asylum--but there's an absurd humour lurking between the lines."--Lucy Scholes "Independent (UK)"
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