Malina: A Novel

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Lynne Rienner Pub, 1990 - Fiction - 244 pages
Malina, tells the story of the triangle that forms between herself, the shadowy Malina, and Ivan, the man with whom she is involved. Plunging toward its riveting finale, Malina lays bare the struggle for love and the limits of discourse between women and men.

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First published in Austria in 1971, this work gained quick acceptance into the canon of modern Austrian and women's literature. It concerns a triangle consisting of the narrator (an unnamed woman ... Read full review


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First Chapter Happy with Ivan
Second Chapter The Third Man

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Born in Klagenfurt, Austria on June 25, 1926, Ingeborg Bachmann studied law and philosophy at the universities of Insbruck, Graz, and Vienna. She received her degree, writing a dissertation on Heidegger, from the University of Vienna in 1950. After graduating she became a scriptwriter at Radio Rot-Weis-Rot in Vienna, and in 1953 won the Gruppe 47 Prize for her first collection of poems Die gestundete Zeit (The Mortgage on Borrowed Time). Over the next many years, she produced numerous collections of poetry, fiction, and radio plays, including Anrufung des GroAAen BA[aČA3/4ren (Invocation of the Great Bear) [poetry], the collections of stories Das dreiAAigse Jahr (The Thirtieth Year) and Simultan, and the novel Malina. Green Integer has previously published her early work Letters to Felician.

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