This is my fifth venture into the dark world of Thomas Bernhard. In normal Bernardian fashion, the story is told by a Viennese man who thinks everyone but himself is a complete idiot. It is one long paragraph. It is an attack on the values of bourgeois Vienna, the art, the literature and the people. The narrator hates everyone.
The story is set an "artistic party" hosted by a married couple the narrator was friends with thirty years ago. The occasion is the observation of the death by suicide, unfortunately he ran into the couple while on a stroll in the park and they invited him to the party.
Bernhard is not for everyone. I am quite fond of his work. It is fun to try to reconstruct what really is going on through the narration of the often unbalanced but always very cultured and intelligent narrators.
I hope to eventually read all of his work available as a Kindle
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