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Extinction (1986) [Novel]
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Extinction, Thomas Bernhard's last work of fiction, takes the form of the autobiographical testimony of Franz-Josef Murau, the intellectual black sheep of a powerful Austrian land-owning family. Murau lives in Rome in self-imposed exile from his family, surrounded by a coterie of artistic and intellectual friends. On returning from his sister's wedding to the "wine-cork manufacturer" on the family estate of Wolfsegg, having resolved never to go home again, Murau receives a telegram informing him of the death of his parents and brother in a car crash. Not only must he now go back, he must do so as the master of Wolfsegg. And he must decide its fate. Divided into two halves, Extinction explores Murau's rush of memories of Wolfsegg as he stands at his Roman window considering the fateful telegram, in counterpoint to his return to Wolfsegg and the preparations for the funeral itself.

Original title: Auslöschung
Original languages: German

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Genre: FictionGeneral Fiction

Edition #1: Extinction

Extinction (1995)
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Language: English

Translated by: David McLintock
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Extinction (1996)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: Chicago
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 0226043835
Dimensions: 5.6 x 8.5 x 0.8
Pages: 336

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