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BOOK REVIEW

THE VOICE IMITATOR by Thomas Bernhard
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 1997

"Mordantly funny, thanks to the straightforward tone in which they're presented, these uneasy pieces are a perfect distillation of the graveyard wit and unsettling wisdom of one of the great literary pessimists."
The Voice Imitator ($17.95; Dec. 1997; 115 pp.; 0-226-04401-7): A vision of a world ruled by impulse and accident emerges with ruthless clarity from this collection of 104 nihilistic vignettes (first published in 1978) by the late (193189) Austrian novelist and playwright. Read full book review >

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FROST by Thomas Bernhard
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 19, 2006

"Great stuff, but it won't make you feel good."
The late, brilliant Austrian writer's first (1963) novel, previously untranslated, is a characteristic excoriation of all things great and small and the tragicomedy of existence. Read full book review >

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THE LOSER by Thomas Bernhard
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1991

"Clever, difficult, and demanding: an apt swan song from an heir of Kafka and Beckett."
Marvelous tour de force from the late Austrian writer Bernhard (Wittgenstein's Nephew, 1989, etc.): a mostly unparagraphed account, first published in 1983 in Germany, of an imaginary friendship with the pianist Glenn Gould. Read full book review >

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EXTINCTION by Thomas Bernhard
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 23, 1995

"Its picture of a lonely, stunned, self-torturing soul is unforgettable."
The final novel, published in Germany in 1986, from the Austrian virtuoso (193189) whose bleakly pessimistic fiction (The Loser, 1991, etc.) echoes the classic misanthropy of his obvious literary ancestors, Jonathan Swift and Louis-Ferdinand CÇline. Read full book review >

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EAGLES by Emery Bernhard
ANIMALS
Released: March 15, 1994

"An excellent introduction. (Nonfiction. 6-10)"
Like the Bernhards' Ladybug and Dragonfly, a succinct yet surprisingly comprehensive portrayal of an interesting species. Read full book review >

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DRAGONFLY by Emery Bernhard
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 15, 1993

"Glossary. (Nonfiction/Picture book. 4-9)"
In the same format as their Ladybug (1992), the Bernhards present another interesting and useful insect. Read full book review >

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HOW SNOWSHOE HARE RESCUED THE SUN by Emery Bernhard
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 15, 1993

Retold from a Siberian tale included in James Riordan's The Sun Maiden and the Crescent Moon, a story incorporating the theme of a small animal completing a mission where his powerful neighbors have failed. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 1994

Watakame loves to work. Read full book review >

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THE WAY OF THE WILLOW BRANCH by Emery Bernhard
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1996

"The overall effect is serene but cool, distancing even to those who appreciate the idea behind the book. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The eventful journey of a willow branch that is snapped from a tree in a storm. Read full book review >

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SPOTTED EAGLE AND BLACK CROW by Emery Bernhard
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 1993

"More serious than many of the recent editions of Native American stories; a fine contribution. (Folklore/Picture book. 6-12)"
A heroic tale of two warriors. Read full book review >

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TO AND FRO FAST AND SLOW by Durga Bernhard
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"Unfortunately, Bernhard's second foray into the world of opposites is less successful than her first (Earth, Sky, Wet, Dry, 2000). (Picture book. 3-7)"
Balancing city and country scenes, this is a collection of opposites, both stated and unstated. Read full book review >

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