Wittgenstein's Nephew by Thomas Bernhard

Wittgenstein’s Nephew is an autobiographical work by Thomas Bernhard, originally published in 1982. It is a recollection of the author's friendship with Paul Wittgenstein, the nephew of Ludwig Wittgenstein and a member of the wealthy Viennese Wittgenstein family. Paul suffers from an unnamed mental illness for which he is repeatedly hospitalized, paralleling Bernhard's own struggle with a chronic lung disease.

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Name Binding Sales Rank Lowest New Lowest Used Published
Wittgenstein's Nephew Hardcover 3164065 $79.08 $5.14 1989
Wittgenstein's Nephew : A Friendship Hardcover 4302461 $8.57
Wittgenstein's Nephew(Chinese Edition) Hardcover 15598865 $26.99 $38.03 2014
Wittgenstein's Nephew: A Novel (Vintage International) Kindle Edition 495751 2013
Wittgenstein's Nephew: A Friendship (Phoenix Fiction) Paperback 756976 $22.42 $1.76 1990
Wittgenstein's Nephew: A Novel (Vintage International) Paperback 420384 $7.00 $4.58 2009