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Walking

(2015)
A Novella by

 
Thomas Bernhard is "one of the masters of contemporary European fiction" (George Steiner); "one of the century's most gifted writers" (Newsday); "a virtuoso of rancor and rage" (Bookforum). And although he is favorably compared with Franz Kafka, Samuel Beckett, and Robert Musil, it is only in recent years that he has gained a devoted cult following in America.

A powerful, compact novella, Walking provides a perfect introduction to the absurd, dark, and uncommonly comic world of Bernhard, showing a preoccupation with themes - illness and madness, isolation, tragic friendships - that would obsess Bernhard throughout his career. Walking records the conversations of the unnamed narrator and his friend Oehler while they walk, discussing anything that comes to mind but always circling back to their mutual friend Karrer, who has gone irrevocably mad. Perhaps the most overtly philosophical work in Bernhard's highly philosophical oeuvre, Walking provides a penetrating meditation on the impossibility of truly thinking.

 
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Paperback Editions

October 2015 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Walking: A Novella
Author(s): Thomas Bernhard
ISBN: 0-226-31104-X / 978-0-226-31104-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: University Of Chicago Press
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Kindle Editions

October 2015 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Walking: A Novella
Author(s): Thomas Bernhard
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
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