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Thomas Bernhard

Old Masters

€13,95

"Old Masters (1985)" is Thomas Bernhard's devilishly funny story about the friendship between two old men. For over thirty years Reger, a music critic, has sat on the same bench in front of a Tintoretto painting in a Viennese museum, thinking and railing against contemporary society, his fellow men, artists, the weather, even the state of public lavatories. His friend Atzbacher has been summoned to meet him, and through his eyes we learn more about Reger - the tragic death of his wife, his thoughts of suicide and, eventually, the true purpose of their appointment.

At once pessimistic and exuberant, rancorous and hilarious, "Old Masters" is a richly satirical portrait of culture, genius, nationhood, class, the value of art and the pretensions of humanity.

Format: Paperback
Published: in UK in 2010
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Pages: 256
Language: English
ISBN 13: 9780141192710
ISBN 10: 0141192712

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Old Masters

€13,95