The Thirtieth Year: Stories

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Holmes & Meier, 1987 - Fiction - 181 pages
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Collection of seven short stories. Orig. pub. in Austria in 1961.

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The author, who died in 1973 at 46, is now considered one of the premier writers of post-war Germany. This collection of stories, first published in 1961 in German and in 1964 in an English ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Fred - Goodreads

The title story, 'The Thirtierth Year,' is one of my favorite texts - of any genre. I find new reasons to love this story every time I read it. Read full review

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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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