famous, Extinction is the ultimate proof of his extraordinary literary genius.
- Paperback | 325 pages
- 134 x 203 x 19mm | 254g
- 08 Feb 2011
- Random House USA Inc
- Random House Inc
- New York, United States
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--Los Angeles Times "Strangely gripping. . . . A highly original kind of writing that resembles musical patterns of theme, variations and recapitulation. . . . A fine and compelling prose accomplishment."
--The Washington Times "With a breathtaking sustained intensity . . . Bernhard assaults through the voice of Murau the modern world, as exemplified by his birthplace, Austria."
--Chicago Tribune "The particular fineness of Extinction lies in its depiction of a consciousness in action: Murau, it turns out, can be weak, admirable, reprehensible or mean-spirited, but his mind, as depicted on the page, seems absolutely true to life."
--Washington Post Book World "Not every raving maniac is a genius. Many are called but few are chosen. It's a pretty exclusive club, but Bernhard made it. . . . Like Swift, Bernhard writes like a sacred monster. . . . He is a remarkable literary performer: a man who goes to extremes in ways that vivify our sense of human possibilities, however destructive."
--The Wall Street Journal
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