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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In his anger he had forgotten what subjects had been agreed upon, and during the exam someone phoned – I believe it was his sister – one moment we were discussing the neo-Kantians, the next moment we were with the English deists, but still quite far from Kant himself, and I didn’t know very much.

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I had the feeling they were talking about everyone, or who could be anyone, Austria, the world. Why did I finish it? At one point, she shouts: The generation Ingeborg Malinx describes has made female victimhood an art form. Many novels deal with the decline of European civilization during the period between the world wars. At least a few of the things I gather the book is about; gender relations and the difficulties faced in communication between males and females, the pain that can be felt by women due to love I can imagine quite a few males being turned off by the novel’s frankness in this regardthe effect that an extremely traumatic childhood event can have on someone, the Holocaust.


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It’s one of my favorite novels. They talk about what peace is to war. Yet is this murder a real or a psychological one? Just the whole damn thing seems so necessary and true, like a lived thing.

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I will try to find more essays and link later. Add a review and share your thoughts with other readers. In the third chapter “From last things” the narrator tries to overcome her problems in dialogue with. Return to Book Page. It took lot of effort and it is all a little more than I can chew.

I am also Malina’s creation. We observe each particle of an atom, as it were, without being able to deduce what the atom looks like. Views Read Edit View history. As in Dante, the reader must abandon all certitudes malna the onset. I ran back to our institute, it wasn’t burning, and I went on to the next two ingebotg.

These are the final lines of the novel: Once the reader does pick up Malina and enters its first pages, a curious mix of pleasure, fascination and horror makes it impossible to leave.


Malina : a novel

Malina embodies masculine life principles. The writer shares a flat with the calm and rational Malina, a historian, who offers her the necessary support as she is often confused and seems to be losing bachmann with reality.

Jedenfalls ist das Ergebnis eine literarische Wechselbeziehung, die viel Stoff zur Analyse bietet. No one can see me.

Ingeborg Bachmann: ‘Malina’

Some features of WorldCat will not be available. Maybe someday, if I read it again, knowing what I know now—maybe then I’ll I’m having a really hard time rating this book. Yes, I think it was in Bernhard’s extinction. A narrator in love with her own performance and, at times, too melodramatic for complete empathy. Remember ingeborb on this computer.

A rack on wheels, perhaps the giant Ferris wheel that dumps excrement from the gondolas, approached me and I say: Please verify that you are not a robot.

I don’t know shorthand. This finished part was Malina, which she had published in and which, despite a American translation by Philip Boehm, has never received in English-speaking countries the critical esteem that it enjoys in Europe. Meni je bio ingebort kraj, ali ne bih da kvarim.