Reading Thomas Bernhard

Thomas Bernhard,
Gathering Evidence including My Prizes
What is the secret behind Bernhard's new popularity?
With the new Vintage reissue of Thomas Bernhard's autobiographical pieces, Gathering Evidence and My Prizes, Sam Allingham explores why the writer has garnered new public attention: 'How did such an unpleasant author fashion such a stunning coup? Is it because he isn’t as unpleasant as everyone says he is? What if all this talk about the Bernhard’s “blood-sport” amounts to a colossal mis-reading of the entire canon, a mis-reading which says more about the readership than it does about Bernhard?' [Read More]

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