Thomas Bernhard
Contributor History

Thomas Bernhard (1931–1989) was a novelist, playwright, and poet. His works include CorrectionThe Lime WorksWittgenstein's NephewThe Loser (all Vintage), as well as Histrionics and The Voice Imitator (both University of Chicago). Bernhard, who lived in Austria, is widely considered one of the foremost writers of his generation.



In Print

Vol. 70
Sanctuary: The Preservation Issue
Spring 2018
Edited by Bradford Morrow


October 9, 2018
It was his mother’s necklace, so it had value to him, more value to him than probably to his wife. It was meant for a woman though, so he couldn’t wear it.
October 2, 2018
Song of Betel leaves being moved
from one cheek to the other and
someone sleeps on a sofa, the peal
of fleecy bells in the distance.
These real things. These real
things that make everything
real around them.
September 25, 2018
Take the depth of spring in air 
A depth-charge of life that is also death
To be in the right place
To take their picture