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The Loser

(1991)
A novel by

 
Thomas Bernhard was one of the most original writers of the twentieth century. His formal innovation ranks with Beckett and Kafka, his outrageously cantankerous voice recalls Dostoevsky, but his gift for lacerating, lyrical, provocative prose is incomparably his own.One of Bernhard's most acclaimed novels, The Loser centers on a fictional relationship between piano virtuoso Glenn Gould and two of his fellow students who feel compelled to renounce their musical ambitions in the face of Gould's incomparable genius. One commits suicide, while the other-- the obsessive, witty, and self-mocking narrator-- has retreated into obscurity. Written as a monologue in one remarkable unbroken paragraph, The Loser is a brilliant meditation on success, failure, genius, and fame.

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Hardback Editions

March 1992 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Loser
Author(s): Thomas Bernard
ISBN: 0-7043-7012-3 / 978-0-7043-7012-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Quartet Books
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August 1991 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Loser
Author(s): Thomas Bernhard
ISBN: 0-394-57239-4 / 978-0-394-57239-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Knopf
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1991 : USA Hardback

Title: The loser
Author(s): Thomas Bernhard
ISBN: 0-679-40087-7 / 978-0-679-40087-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Distributed by Random House
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Paperback Editions

February 2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Loser
Author(s): Thomas Bernhard
ISBN: 0-571-28920-7 / 978-0-571-28920-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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October 2006 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Loser: A Novel
Author(s): Thomas Bernhard
ISBN: 1-4000-7754-0 / 978-1-4000-7754-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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October 1996 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Loser: A Novel (Phoenix Fiction)
Author(s): Thomas Bernhard
ISBN: 0-226-04388-6 / 978-0-226-04388-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: University Of Chicago Press
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June 1993 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Loser
Author(s): Thomas Bernhard
ISBN: 0-679-74179-8 / 978-0-679-74179-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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Kindle Editions

February 2013 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Loser
Author(s): Thomas Bernhard
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Availability: Amazon UK   


November 2010 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Loser: A Novel (Vintage International)
Author(s): Thomas Bernhard
Publisher: Vintage
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