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Wittgenstein’s Nephew


Wittgenstein’s Nephew

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Title: Wittgenstein’s Nephew
Publication date: 01/10/2019
Imprint: FABER & FABER
Price: $23.00
Publishing status: Active

‘Furious, obsessive, scathing, absolutely hilarious and oddly beautiful.’ – Claire Messud

It is 1967. Two men lie bedridden in separate wings of a Viennese hospital. The narrator, Thomas Bernhard, is stricken with a lung ailment; his friend Paul, nephew of Ludwig Wittgenstein, is suffering from one of his periodic bouts of madness. As their friendship quickens, these two eccentric men discover in each other an antidote to their feelings of despair on the unexpected strength of what they share – a spiritual symmetry forged by their love of music, black humour, disgust for bourgeois Vienna, and fear of mortality.

A restless blend of fiction and memoir, Wittgenstein’s Nephew is not only a haunting meditation on the artist’s struggle to maintain a foothold on reality, but an impassioned eulogy to a real-life friendship.

ISBN: 9780571349982
Dimension: 198mm X 129mm
Pages: 112

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Dimensions 198 × 129 mm