Old Masters involves an old musicologist, who spends every other day in front of the same painting in the Kunsthistorisches . A minor work by Austrian novelist Thomas Bernhard
Old Masters involves an old musicologist, who spends every other day in front of the same painting in the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna. A minor work by Austrian novelist Thomas Bernhard. Two old masters, Atzbacher and Reger, meet in Vienna's Kunsthistorisches museum, as is their daily habit, to reflect on the decline of modern European culture.
Old Masters (subtitled A Comedy) is a novel by the Austrian writer Thomas Bernhard, first published in 1985. It tells of the life and opinions of Reger, a 'musical philosopher', through the voice of his acquaintance Atzbacher, a 'private academic'. The book is set in Vienna on one day around the year of its publication, 1985. p. 193) Reger is an 82-year-old music critic who writes pieces for The Times
Old Masters - Thomas Bernhard's 1985 novel written in the form of one unending paragraph spanning 156 pages is a torrent of passion and ideas that will captivate and fascinate readers who enjoy reflections on art and aesthetic experience, on literature, music and the interplay of culture and society.
Used availability for Thomas Bernhard's Old Masters. May 1989 : UK Hardback. August 2018 : UK Paperback.
Old Masters: A Comedy has been added to your Cart. Nicolas Mahler is a prolific writer and cartoonist
Old Masters: A Comedy has been added to your Cart. Nicolas Mahler is a prolific writer and cartoonist. He has also reimagined Thomas Bernhard's controversial play The World Betterer (Der Weltverbesserer) as a graphic novel, which will be published in an English translation by Seagull Books in 2018. James Reidel is a poet, biographer and translator.
With characteristically acerbic wit, Bernhard exposes the pretensions and aspirations of humanity in a novel at once pessimistic and strangely . Bernhard is one of the masters of contemporary European fiction.
most enjoyable novel.
In this exuberantly satirical novel, the tutor Atzbacher has been summoned by his friend Reger to meet him in a Viennese museum. In this exuberantly satirical novel, the tutor Atzbacher has been summoned by his friend Reger to meet him in a Viennese museum. While Reger gazes at a Tintoretto portrait, Atzbacher-who fears Reger's plans to kill himself-gives us a portrait of the musicologist: his wisdom, his devotion to his wife, and his love-hate relationship with art.
Widely acclaimed as a novelist, playwright, and poet, Thomas Bernhard (1931-89) won many of the most prestigious literary prizes of Europe, including the Austrian State Prize, the Bremen and Bruchner prizes, and Le Prix Seguier.
Certain books-few-assert literary importance instantly, profoundly. The last work of fiction by one of the twentieth century's greatest artists, "Extinction "is widely considered Thomas Bernhard's magnum opus.
History & Fiction. Certain books-few-assert literary importance instantly, profoundly. This is one of those-a book of mysterious dark beauty. Franz-Josef Murau-the intellectual black sheep of a powerful Austrian land-owning family-lives in Rome in self-imposed exile, surrounded by a coterie of artistic and intellectual friends.