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The last work of fiction by the great Austrian novelist Thomas Bernhard takes the form of the autobiographical testimony of Franz-Josef Murau, who lives in Rome in self-imposed exile from his family in Austria. Written in the seamless style for which Bernhard has become famous, Extinction provides ultimate proof of his literary genius.
Posted February 2, 2012
I read Extinction a few years ago and just bought it on B&N.com to send to a friend. Often difficult, Bernhard's fiction is powerful, intelligent, and biting. Extinction's final pages are moving in the knowledge that it's one of the author's last works, and this is how he "goes out." At this time, I'm reading only non-fction with the exception of books by this talented writer. In a world where literature as an art form seems to be ignored, one can find prose of high order here.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.