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Extinction
  • ISBN: 9780571349968
  • Pages: 352
  • Publisher: Faber
  • Binding: Paperback

Extinction

Thomas Bernhard
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Thomas Bernhard’s Extinction is a landmark of post-war literature.

Franz-Josef Murau is the intellectual black sheep of a powerful Austrian land-owning family. He now lives in Rome in self-imposed exile, surrounded by a coterie of artistic and intellectual friends. On returning from his sister’s wedding on the family estate of Wolfsegg, having resolved never to go home again, Murau receives a telegram informing him of the death of his parents and brother in a car crash. Not only must he now go back, he must do so as the master of Wolfsegg: and he must decide its fate.



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