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Wittgenstein"s nephew

Thomas Bernhard

Wittgenstein"s nephew

by Thomas Bernhard

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Published by Vintage in London .
Written in English


Edition Notes

StatementThomas Bernhard.
The Physical Object
Pagination120p. ;
Number of Pages120
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14909414M
ISBN 100099762706
OCLC/WorldCa27676199

  Wittgensteins Neffe (Wittgenstein’s Nephew) opens in , with Thomas Bernhard, writer and narrator, recovering in a clinic in the hills from an operation to remove a tumour from his chest. Part memoir, part fiction, Wittgenstein's Nephew is both a meditation on the artist's struggle to maintain a solid foothold in a world gone incomprehensibly askew, and a stunning--if not haunting- .

Quotes from Wittgenstein's Nephew. ― Thomas Bernhard, quote from Wittgenstein's Nephew “For before I met my friend there had been a period when I was prey to a morbid melancholy, if not depression, when I really believed I was lost, when for years I did no proper work but spent most of my days in a state of total apathy and often came. Wittgenstein’s Nephew is a recollection of the author’s friendship with Paul Wittgenstein, the nephew of Ludwig Wittgenstein and a member of the wealthy Viennese Wittgenstein family. Paul suffers from an unnamed mental illness for which he is repeatedly hospitalized, paralleling Bernhard’s own struggle with a chronic lung disease.

Buy Wittgenstein's Nephew: A Friendship Main by Bernhard, Thomas (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders.4/5(16).   Wittgenstein's Nephew is an autobiographical short novel by the Austrian writer Thomas Bernhard. I had first heard of him in one of the articles about the late German writer and one of my literary idols W G Sebald. Sebald considered him as an influence on his own writing although now after having read Wittgenstein's Nephew I can't imagine what could that influence be.


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Wittgenstein"s nephew by Thomas Bernhard Download PDF EPUB FB2

Only someone with such a brilliant, tricky, inexhaustible mind could get away with Wittgenstein’s Nephew.” — The New York Times “In its obsessive, elegant rhythms and narrative eloquence, [ Wittgenstein’s Nephew] resembles a tragic aria by Richard Strauss.

A memento mori that approaches Wittgensteins nephew book. The novella is based in part on a true story: author Bernhard's friendship with philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein's grand nephew, Paul. Prepare yourself for a blast of intellectually dense but very compelling--and funny--writing.

The book is at bottom a great howl of rage against death.4/5. The works of Austrian novelist/playwright Bernhard continue to be internationally recognized. This novel, originally published indocuments the author's friendship with Paul Wittgenstein, nephew to Ludwig and a philosopher in his own right.4/5(26).

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FREE Shipping on $35 or more!5/5(1). Wittgenstein's Nephew () Wittgenstein's Nephew () About book: I picked this up because I'd read Berhard's "The Loser" already and the same friend who had leant it to Wittgensteins nephew book suggested I check out another Berhard joint/5(1).

Free download or read online Wittgensteins Nephew pdf (ePUB) book. The first edition of the novel was published inand was written by Thomas Bernhard. The book was published in multiple languages including English, consists of pages and is available in Paperback format/5.

Wittgenstein’s Nephew. Translation of: Wittgensteins Neffe. Bernhard, Thomas—Fiction. Wittgenstein, Paul—Fiction. Title. PTE7W ′ eISBN: v Two hundred friends will come to my funeral and you must make a speech at the graveside. Contents Cover About the Author4/5(32).

Access-restricted-item true Addeddate Boxid IA Boxid_2 CH Camera Canon 5D City New York Donor newcollege Edition 1st American :   "Wittgenstein's Nephew" is a reflection on friendship and loss, a remembrance of a dear friend, and a regret for a missed eulogy. It is written by Thomas Bernhard, about Paul Wittgenstein, who were good friends for over a decade.

It ranks unquestionably among Berhnard's finest works. (The book was written in /5(15). Wittgenstein’s Nephew, an attractively slender volume meant to be read at one sitting, is the memoir of Bernhard’s close friendship with Paul Wittgenstein, a nephew of the famous philosopher Ludwig.

Wittgenstein's Nephew () opens in as two men lie bedridden in separate wings of a Viennese hospital. The narrator, Thomas Bernhard, is stricken with a lung ailment; his friend Paul, nephew of Ludwig Wittgenstein, is suffering from one of his periodic bouts of madness.

As their once-casual friendship quickens, these eccentric men begin /5(2). Wittgenstein’s Nephew. By Book Staff | T+ September 18th, | Recent Reviews | By Thomas Bernhard, translated from the German by. A restless blend of fiction and memoir, Wittgenstein’s Nephew is not only a haunting meditation on the artist’s struggle to maintain a foothold on reality, but an impassioned eulogy to a real-life friendship – newly illuminated by Ben Lerner’s afterword.

Part memoir, part fiction, Wittgenstein’s Nephew is both a meditation on the artist’s struggle to maintain a solid foothold in a world gone incomprehensibly askew, and a stunning—if not haunting—eulogy to a real-life friendship.

Also by Thomas Bernhard See all books by Thomas Bernhard. Open Library is an open, editable library catalog, building towards a web page for every book ever published. Wittgensteins Neffe by Thomas Bernhard,Knopf edition, in English - 1st American ed. Wittgenstein's nephewPages:   Allen & Unwin is Australia's leading independent book publisher and has been voted "Publisher of the Year" thirteen times including the inaugural award in and eleven times since Wittgenstein's Nephew - Thomas Bernhard - - Allen & Unwin - Australia.

Wittgenstein's Nephew is] a meditative fugue for mad, brilliant voices on the themes of death, death-in-life and the artist's and thinker's role in society oddly moving and funny at the same timeJoseph Coates, Chicago Tribune.

Editions for Wittgenstein's Nephew: (Paperback published in ), (Paperback published in ), (Paperback published in ), A short unparagraphed novel by the Austrian Bernhard (Woodcutters; Concrete; etc.), partly an autobiographical memoir, that's an intellectually challenging meditation on the place of the artist in the chaotic modern world.

Inthe narrator (Bernhard) is bedridden in the same hospital as Wittgenstein's nephew Paul, who has been institutionalized for mental disease. Wittgenstein's Nephew () opens in as two men lie bedridden in separate wings of a Viennese hospital. The narrator, Thomas Bernhard, is stricken with a lung ailment; his friend Paul, nephew of Ludwig Wittgenstein, is suffering from one of his periodic bouts of madness.Book Overview It is In separate wings of a Viennese hospital, two men lie bedridden.

The narrator, named Thomas Bernhard, is stricken with a lung ailment; his friend Paul, nephew of the celebrated philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein, is suffering from one of his periodic bouts of madness.5/5(5).It is In separate wings of a Viennese hospital, two men lie bedridden.

The narrator, named Thomas Bernhard, is stricken with a lung ailment; his friend Paul, nephew of the celebrated philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein, is suffering from one of.