The Art of Overstatement – Thomas Bernhard’s “My Prizes”

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Until his death Thomas Bernhard has been the “enfant terrible” of the Austrian literature. Today he is recognized as one of the most important authors of German mother tongue. His book “My Prizes “has been published post mortem some years after his death and describes the history of a number of literary awards and prize money which he obtained for his books. The book is full of ironic and sarcastic overstatements and provides for malicious and sardonic views on the intellectual community and the literary life in Austria and Germany at the time. The small book has been translated into English and published by the Vintage publishing house. The book is an ideal companion for your vacation and a wonderful “starter drug” to step into the world of Thomas Bernhard.

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