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)