Thus, his fascination with the isolated lime works, a place he remembers from childhood and seizes on as the exact place to write his book.
Thus, his fascination with the isolated lime works, a place he remembers from childhood and seizes on as the exact place to write his book. And yet, even when conditions are perfect and there appears to be nothing remaining in his way of setting down his book at one stroke, there is still - always - something to prevent it.
ALSO BY THOMAS BERNHARD GARGOYLES One morning a doctor and his son set out on daily rounds . A Year in Provence by Peter Mayle. Thomas Bernhard, The Lime Works: A Novel (Vintage International). Thank you for reading books on GrayCity.
ALSO BY THOMAS BERNHARD GARGOYLES One morning a doctor and his son set out on daily rounds through the grim, mountainous Austrian countryside. They observe the colorful characters.
Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading The Lime Works: A Novel (Vintage International). Bernhard is a writer of great originality and fascination. He makes you think, as all great writers do, that at any moment he can say anything. The Washington Post Book World A masterfully dense set of esthetic, social and political metaphors about contemporary life, about art, about obsessive commitment to anything. The book is a jungle of meaning, the opposite of simplistic allegory, and a major achievement.
The Lime Works is a novel by Thomas Bernhard, first published in German in 1970. It is a complex surrealist work, where the creativity and resourcefulness of a destructive personality is marshalled against itself in a nightmarish narration. The story opens with a description of a woman’s brains scattered across the floor of an abandoned lime works, and a half-frozen man crouching on the ground nearby, covered in manure.
Thomas Bernhard was born in Holland in 1931 and grew up in Austria. He studied music at the Akademie Mozarteum in Salzburg. In 1957 he began a second career writing plays, poems, and novels. His novels published in English include The Loser, The Lime Works, Correction, Concrete, Woodcutters, and Wittgenstein’s Nephew; a number of his plays have been produced off Broadway, at the Tyrone Guthrie Theatre in Minneapolis, and at theaters in London and throughout Europe. The five segments of his memoir were published in one volume, Gathering Evidence, in 1985. The Lime Works: A Novel Vintage International.
Часто встречающиеся слова и выражения. Thomas Bernhard was born in Holland in 1931 and grew up in Austria. In 1957 he began a second career, as a playwright, poet, and novelist. The winner of the three most distinguished and coveted literary prizes awarded in Germany, he has become one of the most widely translated and admired writers of his generation.
Nicolaas Thomas Bernhard (German: ; 9 February 1931 – 12 February 1989) was an Austrian novelist, playwright and poet. Bernhard's body of work has been called "the most significant literary achievement since World War I. He is widely considered to be one of the most important German-speaking authors of the postwar era. Thomas Bernhard was born in 1931 in Heerlen in the Netherlands, where his unmarried mother Herta Bernhard worked as a maid.
Of the eponymous lime works building, the only details I recall Bernhard affording us (and these are not concentrated in a block of description, but distributed throughout as they pertain to action or characters) are that it is a masonry structure, it is (or seems) large, it is usually cold and difficult to heat, and it is secluded.