The thirtieth year: stories

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Holmes & Meier, 1987 - Fiction - 181 pages
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Review: The Thirtieth Year: Stories (Modern German Voices Series): Stories by Ingeborg Bachmann

User Review  - Vishy - Goodreads

I have heard of Ingeborg Bachmann before, but I have never got around to reading her books. When one of my friends recommended her books highly, I thought I will read some of Bachmann's books. The ... Read full review

Review: The Thirtieth Year: Stories (Modern German Voices Series): Stories by Ingeborg Bachmann

User Review  - Lorena - Goodreads

There's nothing like short stories. It takes real craft and talent to evoke and deliver a punch in only a few pages. Bachman's prose is poetry, dark poetry. The stories are eery, the protagonists are ... Read full review

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About the author (1987)

Ingeborg Bachmann was born in the Austrian town of Klagenfurt, in 1926. As a young women she moved to Vienna to study philosophy. After World War II, she moved to West Berlin, where her first volume of poetry, Die gestundete Zeit (On Borrowed Time, 1953), received the prestigious Group 47 prize. Bachmann also published fiction, radio plays, and songs. Like most writers who lived under Nazism, Bachmann often distrusts her society and its institutions. Her rebellion, however, has not taken the form of political activism but of a romantic longing for the absolute. Her verse, notable for its strong rhythms, usually employs traditional forms. She excels in describing landscapes.

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