By Thomas Bernhard
Una novela insoslayable de Thomas Bernhard, «el novelista más unique e intenso en lengua alemana» según George Steiner
«La prosa de Bernhard es hipnótica, incontenible, tan rápida como el propio pensamiento.»
The Washington put up e-book World
Inmersos en el clima asfixiante de un cerrado valle, un médico y su hijo visitan a sus habitantes descubriendo sus enfermedades, no sólo físicas, sino también morales y sociales, así como su profunda incomunicación. El perturbador periplo culmina en el frío castillo de Hochgobertnitz, donde el príncipe Saurau, un noble decadente y patético pero inequívocamente genial, se halla tan próximo a l. a. sabiduría overall como a l. a. locura definitiva. Hasta llegar a él, figura culminante de l. a. novela, Bernhard nos presenta un mundo novelesco que es también los angeles metáfora de «una población básicamente enferma, propensa a l. a. violencia y al desvarío».
Novela desasosegante e implacable, Trastorno supuso el inicio de los angeles sólida reputación literaria de Thomas Bernhard y justifica plenamente el juicio de George Steiner, según el cual su autor es «el novelista más unique e intenso en lengua alemana».
«Impresionante. l. a. prosa de Bernhard es lapidaria y translúcida.»
The instances Literary Supplement
«Bernhard es uno de los maestros de l. a. ficción contemporánea. Después de los angeles de Kafka y Canetti, su sensibilidad es una de las más agudas, de las más capaces de imágenes y gestos ejemplares en l. a. literatura moderna.»
«He aquí un novelista con un talento fuera de lo común, del tipo sólo poseído por Kafka, Musil y Beckett.»
«Bernhard es un escritor altamente unique y fascinante.»
The ny evaluation of Books
«Con su muerte las letras europeas han perdido a una de sus voces más perspicaces e incorruptibles.»
«Thomas Bernhard es el novelista más unique e intenso en lengua alemana. Su relación con los angeles gran constelación de Kafka, Musil y Brock está cada vez más clara.»
George Steiner, the days Literary complement
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The physical explanation for Krook’s combustion also has a chemical explanation, attendant to the physics of ether. 75 Here Dickens is foreshadowing Krook’s death by spontaneous combustion, which was commonly believed to result from heavy drinking combined with pipe-smoking. Indeed, Mr Guppy and Mr Jobling find Krook in his shop breathing stertorously with his chin upon his breast, and quite insensible to any external sounds, or even to gentle shaking. On the table beside him, among the usual lumber, stand an empty gin-bottle and a glass.
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