Item #CNJL2369 Werke. Thomas Bernhard, Martin Huber, Wendelin Schmidt-Dengler.


Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 2003-2015. Hardcover. Twenty-two volumes in twenty-three books (complete), octavo size, approx. 9200 total pp., all text in German. Fine / fine. Item #CNJL2369

Nicolaas Thomas Bernard (1931-1989) is considered "to be one of the most important German-language authors of the postwar era", and his work "the most significant literary achievement since World War II" (n.b, quotes from Wiki). He was awarded the Büchner Prize in 1970 and the Grimme Prize in 1972.

While Bernhard first published collections of poetry, he achieved fame in 1963 with his first novel, "Frost". In further novels, "he combined complex narrative structure with an increasingly misanthopic philosophy" (n.b., info and quote from the online Encyclopedia Britannica).

This collection of Bernhard's work was published by Suhrkamp Verlag, known as the pre-eminent European publisher of intellectual works.

___DESCRIPTION: Twenty-two volumes (in twenty-three books), bound in full maroon cloth over thin boards, white and blue lettering stamped onto the spines, grey silk ribbon markers; octavo size (8" by 4 13/16"), the set includes: Vol. 1, Frost; Vol. 2, Disturbance; Vol. 3, The Lime Works; Vol 4, Correction; Vol. 5, Concrete; Vol. 6, The Descendant; Vol. 7, Logging; Vol., 8 Old Masters; Vol. 9, Extinction; Vol. 10, Autobiography; Volumes 11-13, Stories; Vol. 14, Stories and Short Prose; Volumes 15-20, Dramas; Vol. 21, Poems; and Volumes 22.1 and 22.2, The Public Bernard. Page count varies between 270 and 600 pages; since fifteen volumes are still in the original shrink-wrap we are estimating a total page count of 9200 pp. Please note that ALL TEXT IS IN GERMAN. Each volume with the publisher's dust jacket of white with red and black lettering, author facsimile signature on front panels; all volumes housed in publisher's thin cardboard slipcase.

___CONDITION: Volumes are overall in fine condition (with fifteen still in original shrinkwrap), those that are without the shrinkwrap have clean boards, straight corners, strong, square text blocks with solid hinges, the interiors are clean and bright, and the set entirely free of prior owner markings. Dust jackets appear also fine with one small closed tear on one volume; slipcases are near fine with the thin cardboard showing evidence of light corner bumps on some of the cases.

___POSTAGE: Please note that this is an extremely large and heavy twenty-three book set, and therefore additional postage will apply. We are happy to ship at cost to both domestic and international customers, please inquire for details.

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Price: $700.00