Vintage International, Paperback, 9781400077601, 271pp.
Publication Date: March 9, 2010
Considered by many critics to be Thomas Bernhard's masterpiece, Correction is a cunningly crafted and unforgettable meditation on the tension between the desire for perfection and the knowledge that it is unattainable.
“Astonishingly original, a composition of strange new beauty.”
“As readers we are in the relentless grip of Bernhard. One marvels at the consistency of his austere vision.”
—The New York Times Book Review
“Remarkable. . . . Bernhard’s prose is lapidary and translucent.”
—Times Literary Supplement (London)
“Little by little, with supernatural patience, prodigious cunning and craft—like Joseph Heller in Catch-22—Bernhard fashions an original angle of vision that transforms our understanding. We see elephants beside us in a room where no one mentions elephants.”
—John Edgar Wideman, O, The Oprah Magazine