Kevin Breathnach on Malina by Ingeborg Bachmann, the best book of of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, and currently out-of-print in English. by. Ingeborg Bachmann, Bachmann tells the story of lives painfully intertwined: the unnamed narrator, An English translation of my review appears below. this from a library! Malina: a novel. [Ingeborg Bachmann] Edition/Format: eBook: Document: Fiction: EnglishView all editions and formats. Rating: (not yet .

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The afterword says that the fairy tale makes many references to Paul Celan’s poems and the dark stranger of the tale is modeled on Celan himself, who was a good friend of hers.

Malina is a unique and utterly fabulous novel having many layers of narration and elucidation. The nazi daddy metaphor there always felt “borrowed” to me, unlike in this novel where it works as a political comment also. On the other side, it’s a psychological tour de force.

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Ingeborg Bachmann: ‘Malina’

She was just planning a move to Vienna when she died of complications following an englsih fire. Herr Malina wiederum scheint die Existenz des konkurrierenden Liebhabers Ivan gar nicht wahrzunehmen.

Malina embodies masculine life principles.

Allow this favorite library to be seen by others Keep this favorite library private. WorldCat is the world’s largest library catalog, helping you find library materials online. Hi ALok, I came across your site looking for Bachmann’s info. For Jelinek, Bachmann was the first woman after WWII who used “radical poetic means” to highlight “the ongoing effect of the war, torture, and extermination within society.


But Malina’s rational principles mean death for the feminine part of the self. The interlude between war. She and Malina talk about the war, what people got up and could pretend never happened.

She sees murders, rewriting of history, and most telling of all, gas chambers. The haystack of needles of the universe. This isn’t you, you’re happy, you don’t write like this.

Dispatches from Zembla: Ingeborg Bachmann: Malina

Many novels deal with the decline of European civilization during the period between the world wars. I have just finished Malina for the second time. Bachmann’s biography details are weaving with her novel, and I don’t even mean everything pre when it has been published.

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It’s not easy to identify a narrative plot development in the novel, but the book’s structure is clear. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it. Ich bezweifle nicht, dass es sich hier um ein Meisterwerk handelt.

In dream sequences the narrator remembers the horrors of the Second World Wargas chambers and rape. Finding libraries that hold this item Books by Ingeborg Bachmann. Her answers in the book are quite caustic. Ingeborv is no longer flowing from me, it could have flowed from me, it came in waves ingeobrg me from Ivan, Ivan who is beautiful, I have known one single beautiful human being, nonetheless I have seen beauty, in the final analysis even I became beautiful one single time, through Ivan.


Malina : a novel

P It is at times frustrating, at times intentionally very vague and oblique as regards the titular Malina in particularwhilst at times so startlingly clear in its presentation of the main character’s thoughts – her neurotic nature, her desperate emotional dependency on Ivan, her doubts, all the weight of the world crushing on her – that the book can become exhausting even more so because the stream of consciousness nature of the book leaves you emotionally attached to her reaction to events on a rather overpowering level: Malina doesn’t feel like experimental fiction, though the the term can be used; it feels like the writing of a woman obsessed with Love.

You can’t see the threads that sew everyone together because the haystack is too big for that. There is a very useful essay in the afterword of the book by Mark Anderson.