Extinction is Bernhard’s last great novel. It is a transcript of the narrator, Franz-Josef Murau, who speaks of the place of his birth in order to erase it. His complex of origin begins in the castle of Wolfsegg. This is the place where Murau grew up and the place he wants to leave behind and forget for good. He starts to write in order to complete a radical eradication.
The novel Auslöschung. Ein Zerfall (title of the English translation: Extinction) by Thomas Bernhard has been translated to Romanian (excerpt) by Gabriela Danțiș under the title Extincţie. O destrămare, published by Editura Art, Bucharest.