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By Thomas Bernhard

ISBN-10: 0307833593

ISBN-13: 9780307833594

The scientist Roithamer has devoted the final six years of his existence to "the Cone," an edifice of mathematically precise building that he has erected within the heart of his family's property in honor of his liked sister. now not lengthy after its final touch, he is taking his personal lifestyles. As an unnamed buddy items together--literally, from millions of slips of papers and one troubling manuscript--the puzzle of Rotheimer's breakdown, what emerges is the tale of a genius forever forced to right and refine his perceptions until eventually the single logical end is the negation of his personal soul.

Considered by way of many critics to be Thomas Bernhard's masterpiece, Correction is a cunningly crafted and unforgettable meditation at the pressure among the will for perfection and the information that it truly is unimaginable.

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We go in on tiptoe because Jojo and the kids are sleeping. ” So I tell her. But without getting my hopes up because my sister’s not much of a psychologist. The sack’s sturdy, it could hold a whole marketplace, and yet, there’s nothing inside. I say a sack, but I’m not talking about those pathetic little bags they have at the supermarket that always split open. 45 46 Anna Gavalda My sack . . at least the way I picture it . . it looks more like one of those big square white-and-blue-striped contraptions that the big black mamas carry on top of their heads in Paris in the Barbès district.

He tells her “Go get dressed” as if he hadn’t heard her and she asks again:What’s going on? He answers: there’s a problem, the fetus isn’t alive anymore. She gets dressed. When she comes back to sit down, she’s silent and her face doesn’t show anything. He types a bunch of stuff on his keyboard and at the same time he makes some phone calls. ” 27 28 Anna Gavalda At the moment, she doesn’t know what to make of a statement like that. By “some not-very-fun moments,” maybe he meant the thousands of blood tests that would leave her arm a mess, or the ultrasound the next day, the images on the screen and all the measurements to understand what he would never understand.

In my head I keep repeating “Sonia” like a jackass, and I put down the magazine to look for a cigarette. I’m thirty-eight years old and I’m well aware that my life is going up in fucking smoke. The ceiling is flaking off oh-so-gently. One scratch of the fingernail and entire weeks are gone. Seriously, the other day I heard someone talking about the Gulf War. ” “In ’ninety-one,” they answered, like I needed the Britannica for the details. . But the truth is, fuck it, that was the first time I’d heard anybody mention it.

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