Extinction

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Franz-Josef Murau lives in self-imposed exile in Rome, consumed by hatred for his family and native Austria. When he is left the family estate, he is faced with a symbol of all he loves and hates, and he seeks both metaphysical and literal extinction.

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LRB BOOKSHOP’S AUTHOR OF THE MONTH
ONE OF THE GUARDIAN’S BEST BOOKS OF 2019
WITH A NEW AFTERWORD BY GEOFF DYER

‘If you haven’t read Bernhard, you will not know of the most radical advance in fiction since Joyce … My advice: dive in.’ Lucy Ellmann

‘I absolutely love Bernhard: he is one of the darkest and funniest writers … A must read for everybody.’ Karl Ove Knausgaard

Franz-Josef Murau is the intellectual black sheep of a powerful Austrian land-owning family. He now lives in Rome in self-imposed exile, surrounded by a coterie of artistic and intellectual friends. On returning from his sister’s wedding on the family estate of Wolfsegg, having resolved never to go home again, Murau receives a telegram informing him of the death of his parents and brother in a car crash. Not only must he now go back, he must do so as the master of Wolfsegg: and he must decide its fate.

The summit of Thomas Bernhard’s artistic genius – mesmerising, addictive, explosively tragicomic – Extinction is a landmark of post-war literature, newly illuminated by Geoff Dyer’s afterword.

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Weight 0.28 kg
Dimensions 20 × 13 × 2 cm
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Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

335

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

833.914 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K