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Thomas Bernhard, Victor Halfwit: A Winter's Tale

Illustrated edition of Bernhard's short story
Thomas Bernhard, Victor Halfwit: A Winter's Tale
Over at The Complete Review, M.A. Orthofer weighs in on a recently re-packaged edition of Bernhard's short text: 'Victor Halfwit: A Winter's Tale took up a mere seven pages in the anthology where it was originally published, in 1966. The impressive Seagull edition of the English translation, meanwhile, feels close to coffee-table-book in size and weight, and clocks in at some two hundred pages -- a sleight of publishing managed by really stretching out the text -- most two page-spreads have less than two dozen words on them, some only a few words, and some none at all. Indeed, text feels very much only a small part of this book, with the accompanying illustrations by Sunandini Banerjee clearly front and center. ' [Read More]

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