Monday, February 20th, 2012

Absolutely Everything About 'The Loser'

"The Loser, so well known for its irregularities, is a surprisingly good example of the traditional novel devices of character grouping and gradation and plot and subplot, albeit so forced and exaggerated as to make them instances of what I call stressed form; that is, the form is stressed to the point of implausibility."
Here are way more thoughts about how Thomas Bernhard's The Loser is constructed than almost anyone needs to read. (via)