Publish date: June 15th 1986
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Pages no: 156
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, Literary Fiction
, 20th Century
, German Literature
http://msarki.tumblr.com/post/79383376331/concrete-by-thomas-bernhardIt is almost impossible to write a critical review of a book I read almost twenty years ago and now am attempting to read again after having been philosophically and physically altered so dramatically from the person I was way back...
All in all, this is a strange book. I really enjoy books that toy with form, and Bernhard definitely does that in Concrete. For one, the entire novel is one paragraph. Yes, one. There are no "passages" or line breaks--it's all one long inner monologue. Some may find this book tedious, and not...
A remarkably varied and intricate book, despite its being so short and claustophobic...A mix of Kafka, Proust, Notes from the Underground, and something much more modern and existential... Quite surprising.... I will have to read more Bernhard before I can know what I've just read.
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