Thomas Bernhard’s Gargoyles

The novel that made Thomas Bernhard’s national and international reputation, Gargoyles, offers readers an unbroken montage of human misery and ugliness, both physical and spiritual. Our narrator, a young engineering student, sets out in the very early hours of the […]

Thomas Bernhard’s The Loser

A fanatic, it is commonly observed, is one who can’t change his mind and won’t change the subject. Thomas Bernhard’s The Loser is narrated by a nameless fanatic, a piano virtuoso who comes to understand the limits of his own abilities when […]