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World-Fixer free pdf This translation of Thomas Bernhard's Der Weltverbesserer makes a contemporary masterpiece available to English language readers for the first time. While echoing the dramatic works of Samuel Becket, Heiner Muller and Peter Handke, The World-Fixer is quintessentially Bernardian and one of his most stage-worthy plays. Presenting a theme he would explore in the play Ritter Dene Voss and the novels Wittgenstein's Nephew and The Loser, The World-Fixer revolves around a self-centred, self-styled genius loosely patterned on Austrian philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein. The protagonist is the author of an obscure philosophical tract ostensibly designed to improve the condition of the world, if the world could only understand it. Over the course of a day he looks forward to receiving an honorary degree while reflecting on his life and engaging in dysfunctional banter. Combining absurdist comedy with an astute satire of academic pomposity, The World-Fixer ultimately gives a moving portrait of simple human frailty.

About Thomas Bernhard

Thomas Bernhard (1931-1989) was one of the major and most controversial German-language dramatists of the 1970s and 1980s. His very individual use of theatre reduces traditional structures such as plot and character to a minimum and turns the stage into a vehicle for his virtuoso use of language and deeply pessimistic view of life.

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Author : Thomas Bernhard
Publisher : Ariadne Press
Data Published : 31 December 2005
ISBN : 1572411422
EAN : 9781572411425
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 93 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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