My house ... I love it. When I earned my first money by selling Frost to the Suhrkamp Verlag, I bought it.In 2006, I linked to Christiaan Tonnis' short video of his visit to Thomas Bernhard's house. He's now produced a MySpace page (from which the above quotations come) dedicated to Bernhard in which every picture is from a story or a scene in his autobiography. The theme of the page, he says, is Bernhard's motto: In the darkness everything becomes clear.
I work from 5 in the morning until 9 o'clock. Then I take a walk, read the paper, enjoy doing nothing, enjoy the sun, the blue sky, the mountains and all of a sudden people are wonderful. I have lunch. I write again from 4 to 7 o clock. I take a walk, and then it's time for dinner. That's my life.
Be warned that it is public for only ten days or so. However, don't forget also that Bernhard's wondrously oppressive first novel is published in paperback this month by Knopf.