The Loser by Thomas Bernhard

Thomas Bernhard (1931-1989) has been hailed by Gabriel Josipovici as 'Austria's finest postwar writer' and by George Steiner as 'one of the masters of contemporary European fiction.' Faber Finds is proud to reissue a selection of four of Bernhard's finest novels. The Loser centres on a fictional relationship between piano virtuoso Glenn Gould and two of his fellow students who feel compelled to renounce their musical ambitions in the face of Gould's incomparable genius. One commits suicide, while the other - the obsessive, witty, and self-mocking narrator - has retreated into obscurity. Written as a monologue in one remarkable unbroken paragraph, The Loser is a brilliant meditation on success, failure, genius, and fame.

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The 2222nd greatest fiction book of all time

This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 90th on 100 Essential Books (Bravo! Magazine)

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Name Binding Sales Rank Lowest New Lowest Used Published
The Loser: A Novel (Vintage International) Kindle Edition 107921 $9.99 2010
The Loser Hardcover 279194 $74.27 $25.25 1991
The Loser Hardcover 4913703 $23.54
The Loser Paperback 3268473 $13.99 $3.82 1993
The Loser: A Novel (Phoenix Fiction) Paperback 2538464 $8.00 $1.90 1996
The Loser: A Novel Paperback 301897 $10.97 $6.75 2006