Alfred Eisenstaedt, 1941
"With the death of that person everything was gone. You are alone then. First you also want to die. Then you search. You had turned all the people you also had in life into something less important during your life. Then you’re alone. You have to cope," - Thomas Bernhard, Austria’s postwar writer, on losing his "Lebensmensch" or "life companion."
A new book, My Prizes, collects “the background and circumstances of reception of nine literary prizes that Bernhard was awarded between 1963 and 1980, followed by some of the speeches he delivered on those occasions.”
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The owl and the pussycat: This picture - taken by Sheila Hassanein at Paignton Zoo Environmental Park in Devon - puts a new twist on the old nursery rhyme. It shows seven-year-old female Asiatic lion Indu and a tiny tawny owl chick which had fallen out of its nest. Paignton Zoo keeper Lucy Manning says: “The tawny owls nested in a lime tree in the lion enclosure. One day the chick just turned up on the ground. Indu peered at it for a while but then lost interest. I think it was too small to eat. We believe it got away - if she had eaten it there would have been fluff and feathers”
Picture: SHEILA HASSANEIN / SWNS. Telegraph UK