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Read â PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Î Thomas Bernhard Read & Download Frost by Thomas Bernhard ¹ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Visceral raw singular and distinctive Frost is the story of a friendship between a young man at the beginning of his medical career and a painter who is entering his final days A writer of world stature Thomas Bernhard combined a searing wit and an unwavering gaze into the human condition Frost follows an unnamed young Austrian who accepts an unusual assignment Rather than continue. When we grow old and look at the past what do we seeYouth is a mistake The mistake of age on the other hand was seeing the mistakes of youthAn observer and a man he observes youth and old age sanity and insanity a patient and a diagnostician Who will influence whom Who will win in the duel of mindsI was asking myself what imagination is I m sure imagination is an illness An illness that you don t catch merely because you ve always had it An illness that is responsible for everything and particularly everything ridiculous and malignantWhat is healthy optimism or pessimism And what is realistic How everything has crumbled how everything has dissolved how all the reference points have shifted how all fixity has moved how nothing exists any how nothing exists you see how all the religions and all the irreligions and the protracted absurdities of all forms of worship have turned into nothing nothing at all you see how belief and unbelief no longer exist how science modern science how the stumbling blocks the millennial courts have all been thrown out and ushered out and blown out into the air how all of it is now just so much air Listen it s all air all concepts are air all points of reference are air everything is just air And he said Frozen air everything just so much frozen air And for those who succumbed to frost there is no hope Even dreams die Everything turns into cold The imagination everything In Frost Thomas Bernhard made a uniue and merciless assessment of mankind

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Read â PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Î Thomas Bernhard Read & Download Frost by Thomas Bernhard ¹ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook With his medical studies he travels to a bleak mining town in the back of beyond in order to clinically observe the aged painter Strauch who happens to be the brother of this young man's surgical mentor The catch is this Strauch must not know the young man's true occupation or the reason for his arrival Posing as a promising law student with a love of Henry James the young man bef. It feels like glacial music to me the prose with its slow creeping angularity The onset of frost Rhythm punctuated by cacophonous barking of the dogs and then silence the empty aching silence of the larch wood the dark valley the frigidity of the rock face looming above a forest floor that never sees than a grey shadow of sunlight When the days get that cold I sit in my bed and stare at the frost flowers on my window that in a succession of miracles evoke landscapes from painting from nature from inner despair only to crush them again and to draw from them such truths as to my conviction are dispersed in their hundreds of thousands and their millions in our lives and portray than an intimation of a world that lies alongside our familiar world a universe we have failed to recognize The painter Strauch and the young medical intern sutured to him at first out of obligation with later viral growth into an unavoidable necessity The mingling of their voices much like those of Roithamer and his unnamed friend in Bernhard s later novel Correction the one man coming under the spell of the other man s words The way Strauch talks so cryptic in its allure Strauch s language is the language of the heart muscle a scandalous cerebral pulse It is rhythmic self abasement under the subliminal creak of his own rafters His notions and subterfuges fundamentally in accord with the barking of those dogs that he drew my attention to with which he scattered me to the air Can it still be described as language Yes it is the false bottom of language the heaven and hell of language the mutiny of rivers the steaming word nostrils of brains that are in a state of endless and shameless despair Strauch s love hate of the landscape imbued with death as he himself is consumed with death his entire life seen as a passion of suicide His obsessions with the petty goings on around him the everyday life of the inn the landlady and her philandering ways the engineer and his hungering ego the ubiuity of the knacker The incessant walks to the station through the larch wood into the ravine to the church the cemetery the poorhouse movement as necessity to keep from freezing uoting his Pascal Our nature is motion complete stasis is death We all live the lives of death masks Everyone who is really alive has taken his off at one time or another but as I say people don t live it s just as I say the life of death masks A seeming life no longer capable of real life Cities that are long since dead mountains too long dead livestock poultry even water and the creatures that used to live in the water Reflections of our death masks A death mask ball He grows irritated with his companion the intern who in a rare moment of disagreement objects to his death mask ball idea You young people don t believe he said The whole world is nothing but a death mask ball Strauch wonders if for his entire life he had really been someone else altogether and had thus been denied admission to myself Out of desperation then he must write or tell about what preoccupies him at all times Death truth society s insipid nature the destruction of greatness by jealousy and apathy the complex role of the artist the great emetic agents of the time the monstrous horror of life itself The familiar Bernhardian preoccupations are all in evidence sprouting up in their infancy tiny seedlings that will grow into thick gnarled vines over the next twenty fierce years of writing Here there is less of his later repetition and with section breaks perhaps allowing for easier digestion than the monolithic text blocks that mark his successive novels but the prose and themes are recognizable The book can be read as one massive smothering metaphor for Bernhard s own feelings about his homeland If you wanted to simplify it that is Strauch would likely draw your attention back to the dogs Listen the dogs Listen to that barking And he got up and walked out and went up to his room When I followed him out into the entrance hall and stopped I could hear through the half iced up open front door the long drawn out howling of dogs and sometimes their barking The endlessly drawn out howling and the sound of barking biting into it In front of me I heard the barking and howling and behind me the laughing and vomiting and smacking of playing cards Ahead of me the dogs behind me the customers at the bar I won t be able to sleep tonight

  • Hardcover
  • 342
  • Frost by Thomas Bernhard
  • Thomas Bernhard
  • English
  • 10 June 2020
  • 9781400040667

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