A collection of short stories, this work consists of five narratives about the lives and loves of five different women. Socially uprooted and emotionally isolated, each protagonist struggles with possibilities for survival in the 1960s.
Ingeborg Bachmann (1926-1973) is recognized as one of postwar German literature's most important novelists, poets, and playwrights. Nearly twenty years after her death,... Læs mere
A series of sketches, depicting the last months of World War II and the first year of the subsequent British occupation of Austria.
Through the tales of two women in postwar Austria, Bachmann explores the ways of dying inflicted on women by men, and upon the living by history, politics, religion, family, and the self.
The seven stories of The Thirtieth Year are not narratives in the conventional sense. They are rather moments of reflection, lyrical... Læs mere