El Malogrado – Thomas Bernhard. Cargado por Diego . Thomas L. Friedman. The Hard Thing About Hard Things: Not Ourselves: A Novel. Matthew Thomas. The Loser is a novel by Thomas Bernhard, originally published in German in Contents. 1 Plot introduction; 2 Plot summary; 3 Allusions to actual events. Thomas Bernhard was one of the most original writers of the twentieth century. .. Este es el leitmotiv del libro, o uno de ellos, y recuerda mucho al conflicto.

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I suspect it does; the translation of this book seems to lose almost nothing. Our narrator was also a Loser, but of lesser degree, he was not suicidal and survived to ponder upon the deaths and lives of two of his friends. As with all of Bernhard’s novels the plot is more concerned with memory and consciousness than with anything remotely linear. And I must say: Njega je ubio Glenov talenat i njegova iskrenost kada mu je rekao da je gubitnik.

But the convent Grey — The color that most of the characters created during large part of twentieth century and whole of twenty-first century till date, are painted in. He even failed at dominating his weak sister, at terrorizing her into abjection, so he elects to fail comprehensively.

The Loser goes about in a humorous and absurd way of exploring the universal experience of encountering someone better than you in an activity that, prior to the encounter, you felt you were sitting at the head of the table as top dog.

Not Enabled Screen Reader: Retrieved 11 April The Genius, the Philosopher, the Loser. You can’t get intimate with Bernhard as you would, say, with Styron.

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Or not sit at all. View all 14 comments. During his lifetime Thomas Bernhard’s texts provoked more than an ordinary share of scandals. There is an interesting and informative afterword to the Vintage International edition of The Loserwritten by Mark M. View all 47 comments. The writing is schizophrenic and enraging at times; Bernhard was never content to tell an easy story in an easy manner, and in fact, he makes it about as difficult as possible for the reader, with frequent, feverish bouts of repetition, little character development, and ideas about everything that just seem to leap out and then vanish back Bernhard certainly is an intense one.


He was lucky to escape alive after the Austrians took to the streets in protest. His narrator is a music student who realizes he’s a failure when he, Glenn Gould, and another pianist study together, and nobody can hold a candle to Gould, the supreme genius.

There, one day, standing just outside a practice room, they heard Glenn Gould playing the Goldberg Variations. Malogtado scritte per clavicembalo, sono state trasposte per pianoforte negli anni cinquanta del secolo scorso, specialmente grazie al geniale pianista canadese Glenn Gould.

Or for that matter, our narrator, in his directionless transit? It seems like GG had no idea of the effect he was having on the two friends, but then again, GG never read The Loserso how could he? Un cammino impervio, soprattutto per i due protagonisti che si devono confrontare con il genio assoluto del piano, ovvero Malogradp Gould.

Nobody could survive in the shadow of Glenn Gould.

Insomma, la tendenza molto naturale di un uomo sconfitto dalla vita di sconfinare in un pessimismo cosmico. Se non possono essere la perfezione, allora vogliono essere niente, e per questo abbandonano la carriera pianistica. Sep 07, Michael rated it really liked it. In Losers that ideal is music. They should be put up against a wall and shot! As Gould intuits, Wertheimer is doomed to perish, body and soul, in his adjacency to the genius and accomplishment of others.


Wallace also writes about that question in his article about Tracy Austin, the tennis star, and he hypothesizes that there is some sort of innate unselfconscious vapidity common to all who practice a sport at the very top level.

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Refresh and try again. Jack Dawsonwith afterword by Mark M. He was the Philosopher who philosophized everything Glenn and Wertheimer did to get over his loss: This page was last edited on 7 Octoberat But he never does come out of Gould’s shadow. He was even better than Horowitz. No Well, here we are again in the land of obsessive compulsive disorder, suicidal rage and death panic.

Above all he is ironic, and the reader can never be sure whether Bernhard means what tuomas says or is larking around with us. They basked in unhappiness way too much and I malograd rashes on my skin, unexpectedly.

As Wertheimer comes to see the accuracy of this epithet, he gradually loses his grip on life. There are three main characters: And in the cases of both those exampl Ever wondered if you were a genius? Lists with This Book. The novel consists almost entirely of recollections and ruminations relating to the relationships between the three.

Might take in a movie later. Kindle Edition Verified Malogeado. You see that description given with the novel The Loser centers on a fictional relationship between piano virtuoso Glenn Gould and two of his fellow students who feel compelled to renounce their musical ambitions in the face of Gould’s incomparable genius.