An interview with Thomas Ligotti led me to Thomas Bernhard, who I’ve never read. I’m currently reading WITTGENSTEIN’S NEPHEW and THE LIME WORKS. The latter has a great epigraph:
“But instead of thinking about my book and how to write it, as I go pacing the floor, I fall to counting my footsteps until I feel about to go mad.”
I think I’ve been there many times as a writer. Bernhard looks like a challenging and interesting writer.