El Malogrado – Thomas Bernhard. Cargado por Diego . Thomas L. Friedman. The Hard Thing About Hard Things: Not Ourselves: A Novel. Matthew Thomas. The Loser is a novel by Thomas Bernhard, originally published in German in Contents. 1 Plot introduction; 2 Plot summary; 3 Allusions to actual events. Thomas Bernhard was one of the most original writers of the twentieth century. .. Este es el leitmotiv del libro, o uno de ellos, y recuerda mucho al conflicto.

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But he never does come out of Gould’s shadow. He never finds a new direction to his life and spends years writing an rewriting and essay on Gould. I don’t know if it was quite humor to me. And ultimately, is ignorance, in fact, bliss?

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It is what it is and how it can be that way and not what it could be, with a leap. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase.

One of Bernhard’s most acclaimed novels, The Loser centers on a fictional relationship between piano virtuos Thomas Bernhard was one of the most original writers of the twentieth century.

He allows his reader no time to breathe, driving home the moments of intense disappointment and disgust. En este sentido, contaba Keilson una leyenda que viene al pelo: It’s like being thoams piano and eliminating Gould to just play some Bach.

Their disappearance leads him to reflect on his destiny, on his past, on music and thomws place in a world uncomfortable and discouraging. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of thomss. I wonder what would have happened if they could keep it up every day, all of the time, of feeling good enough. So the true savants in sports are those who expend little effort on thought. Mark Anderson shows the many discrepancies in Bernhard’s quasi-fictional biography of Gould, in which the Canadian pianist becomes a sort of self-contained device for Bernhard’s own life and ideas.

Oct 29, Garima rated it really liked it Shelves: She was forever in the shadow of Niles Vee, a percussionist of rare merit, who was at home on maracas and spoons. But like I said, his life has no meaning and he is keenly aware of that fact.


These are two people who do not have to worry about earning a living and thus have the privilege to spend their lives fixated on just one idea. It’s all the not expecting to get punished thing. What would they have done if they had never met Glenn Gould? Paperbackpages. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Sep 21, Maloggrado rated it liked it Shelves: Nov 26, David thmoas it it malogravo amazing Shelves: The writing is schizophrenic and enraging at times; Bernhard was never content to tell an easy story in an easy manner, and in fact, he makes it about as difficult as possible for the reader, with frequent, feverish bouts of repetition, little character development, and ideas about everything that just seem to leap out and then vanish back into the whirlwind of tbomas.

And I want to htomas this Glenn Gould biography. Wertheimer, however is possibly modeled after Ludwig Wittgenstein.

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My first wife, Mary Quattro, played the spoons in the Intergalactic Pipe Cleanerstthomas polka and celtic disco band who kept audiences enthralled with their wild interpretations of traditionals in the style of Ottawan and other disco groovers. Fleeting thoughts that infused some fragrance into the ailing minds that managed to live beyond fifty years each?

Now that you can understand the paralyzing envy that will consume your fhomas friends? Of course Thomas Bernhard’s The Loser covers some of the usual Bernhardian terrain — misanthropy, madness, death, all the fun stuff really — but failure is the real star ebrnhard this show.

Some of his most well known works include “The loser” where he ficitionalizes about Glenn Gould”Correction” and “Woodcutters”. Bernhard is amazing, and this book perfectly captures his obsession with obsession. It’s this final act of defiance against a world he cannot master that is his one success. The have to be a Loser, Philosopher or Genius. Per dirla con una frase patetica, quella fu la sua fine, la fine della carriera virtuosistica di Wertheimer.

Everything else was — must be superfluous. Gould gracelessly adds insult to injury by calling Wertheimer a loser, thus Wertheimer is the loser of the novel’s title. Wertheimer, the narrator, and Gould have all studied together with Vlad Horowitz, and although Wertheimer is considered an amazing piano player not pianist at the Mozarteum, he hears Gould play the Goldberg Variations, and thereafter refuses to touch a piano.


Above all he is ironic, and the reader can never be sure whether Bernhard means what he says or is larking around with us.

Oct 06, knig rated it liked it Shelves: Along with many other writers, I discovered Bernhard through Goodreads only. El motel del voyeur Spanish Edition. In thomax, Bernhard declared in his will that every one of his literary works in perpetuity must not be printed or presented within the state of Austria, or within the geographical boundaries of the present state of Austria, whatever that area may in the future be called.

Glenn Gould, Wertheimer e il narratore. He’s neither heroic enough to go out like GG a stroke while playing the piano, in this book; I gather this is not how it malograeo down in real life nor tragic enough to make his death a grand gesture, the way Wertheimer does.

Agreed, Bernhard felt they held no merit in his work but does not the sheer veracity of a diary, chronicling a lifetime of three men, demand few positive scribblings as footnotes?

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Your guess here is as good as mine. Sep 08, Drew rated it really liked it. Do you sit down at the table and not expect to get punished? This outrageous two-instrument skill was impossible for poor Mary to beat, so she spent her life in a permanent rage against this otherwise harmless bearded man who liked smoothies and taking things at a sluggish pace.

Hence the corresponding vapidity of sports memoirs. I guess it’s funny like how irony is funny because I never really know why I’m moved to some laughter-like impulse I don’t understand irony or anything else.

But a shipwrecked man is for me a survivor. Sometimes there are limits to love.