The Loser
The Loser
A Novel
Thomas Bernhard



Thomas Bernhard was one of the most original writers of the twentieth century. His formal innovation ranks with Beckett and Kafka, his outrageously cantankerous voice recalls Dostoevsky, but his gift for lacerating, lyrical, provocative prose is incomparably his own.

One of Bernhard's most acclaimed novels, The Loser centers on a fictional relationship between piano virtuoso Glenn Gould and two of his fellow students who feel compelled to renounce their musical ambitions in the face of Gould's incomparable genius. One commits suicide, while the other-- the obsessive, witty, and self-mocking narrator-- has retreated into obscurity. Written as a monologue in one remarkable unbroken paragraph, The Loser is a brilliant meditation on success, failure, genius, and fame.

Title The Loser
Subtitle A Novel
Author Thomas Bernhard
Publisher Vintage
Title First Published 17 October 2006
Format Paperback
Nb of pages 208 p.
ISBN-10 1400077540
ISBN-13 9781400077540
Publication Date 17 October 2006
Main content page count 208
Weight 16 oz.
List Price $15.00
 


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