The scientist Roithamer has dedicated the last six years of his life to athe Cone, a an edifice of mathematically exact construction that he has erected in the center of his familyas estate in honor of his beloved sister. Not long after its completion, he takes his own life. As an unnamed friend pieces togetheraliterally, from thousands of slips of papers and one troubling manuscriptathe puzzle of Rotheimeras breakdown, what emerges is the story of a genius ceaselessly compelled to correct and refine his perceptions until the only logical conclusion is the negation of his own soul. Considered by many critics to be Thomas Bernhardas masterpiece, Correction is a cunningly crafted and unforgettable meditation on the tension between the desire for perfection and the knowledge that it is unattainable.He used to go in for writing short prose pieces from time to time, descriptions of nature, as an aid to perfecting his scientific method of thinking, to dwell constantly in thought on nature, its inner workings and outer appearances, and to captureanbsp;...
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