Woodcutters by Thomas Bernhard is a contemporary European classic, available in a Faber edition for the first time, with four further volumes in Faber Finds.
Thomas Bernhard (1931-1989) won many of the most prestigious literary prizes in Europe, including the Austrian State Prize, the Breman and Bruchner Prizes and Le Pix Seguier. Among his novels are The Loser, Concrete, and Extinction, all of which are available in Faber Finds.
"Superbly distinctive and provocative. . . . An unusually intense, engrossing literary experience."--"The New York Times Book Review""Musical, dramatic and set in Vienna, "Woodcutters" resembles a Strauss operetta with a libretto by Beckett. . . . Bernhard is easily the most original and important writer in German since Gunter Grass."--"Chicago Tribune""Bernhard's narrators are prodigious haters, and yet we love them; they are too brilliant for it to be otherwise."--"Salon" "No other book by Bernhard could possibly constitute a better introduction to his work as a whole. Apart from perfectly illustrating his shrewdness, disgruntlement and acute awareness, "Woodcutters" is very funny."--"The Washington Post"