Old Masters: A Comedy

Thomas Bernhard

Format: Paperback / softback

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd

Published: 1st Oct '20

£9.99

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‘Bernhard is one of the masters of contemporary European fiction’George SteinerOld 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.

Additional information

Weight 0.191 kg
Dimensions 15 × 129 × 198 mm
Page Count 256