Sundry Meditations; THE THIRTIETH YEAR. By Ingeborg Bachmann. Translated from the German by Michael Bullock. pp. New York: Alfred A. Knopf. $ The title story itself is a thesis in introspection of a man almost dead to life in his thirtieth year. One of the most successful of the seven stories is A Wildermuth. The Thirtieth Year [stories]. Ingeborg Bachmann, translated from the German by Michael Bullock and with an introduction by Karen Achberger.

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One of the recurring themes across the stories is the inadequacy of language, on how language is imperfect and approximate and how it obscures more than it reveals while trying to describe people, places, events, things, feelings, the atmosphere of a time and place and how we try to be more and more precise and use new words in different layers to describe old ones so that the core meaning at the centre could be revealed.

Is that modest enough? The truth can be defined only in respect of point-like, minute moments of action, steps in the process of feeling, the most minute steps, about one drop after another out of the thought stream.

The Best Books of I hope you get to read this book and like it, Bettina.

The Thirtieth Year: Stories by Ingeborg Bachmann

On the outside, both are pleasingly smooth and intriguing, and they become more and more so, as their successive layers of meaning are revealed. But it was especially her penetrating and artistically original representation of female subjectivity within male-dominated society that unleashed a new wave in the reception of her works.

Some of them are short, but most of them are around pages.

Books by Ingeborg Bachmann. They may seem too cerebral because of the change from a powerful modern German into an awkward English. So that we should not slip into lies, for lies are human handiwork and the truth is only half human handiwork, for there must be something on the other side — where the facts are — to correspond to it. It is about a man who turns thirty and looks back at his past life and remembers his old friends and enemies and the beautiful moments and love he had and the quarrels he got into.


To procreate a child. It is probably because of their backgrounds — Haushofer studied literature and was a homemaker and a writer while Bachmann studied philosophy and was an academic and a writer.

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Description This is collection of the stories written by a distinguished German author who died in November 11, by Vishy. I hope the simple misunderstanding got resolved. A questo si ineborg un altro tema: By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. I found beautiful, deep insights in every page and my highlighting pen was working nonstop.

Will look forward to hearing your thoughts. While reading an Ingeborg Bachmann book, the experience is different. Flashes of lightning have passed through trees and split them. Therefore he wishes, henceforth and for ever, to appear in his true shape. Both so different and both such a pleasure to read. Wherever it has come into being they have quarrelled with it.

Flashes of lightning have passed through trees and split them. So read the title story and “Youth in an Austrian Town” and sample the others and read them if they strike your fancy. Glad to know that you liked the review, Nancy.

Swarms of locusts have descended upon the fields and left the trail of their devouring. Though Ingeborg Bachmann was a renowned writer in her time, she wrote only a few books.

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Not interested in reading the rest of the short stories. Looking for beautiful books? The best I can come up with is that it is concentrated, ingebodg poetry with profound philosophical insights which looks deceptively like a short story. And beyond this there are nothing but opinions, slick assertions, opinions about opinions and an opinion about the truth that is worse than the opinions about all truths….


The Thirtieth Year

Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. Thhirtieth favourite lines from the story were these: Jan 18, Jacqueline marked it as to-read. The well brought up iingeborg that is forced to accept this mute world of buttons and hearts with compassion. It is also described as a short story. I love freedom which I too must betray a thousand times over. I wonder how you will like her poetry.

Stories by Ingeborg Bachmann. View all 7 comments. I already have too many on my TBR shelf. Interesting to know that the imprecise nature of language had a real-life impact on you. Thanks for this great review! Lasciano correre, sopportano, subiscono lo bafhmann quo. I was thinking this morning i am so far behind on German Literature Month—yikes I need to get hopping.

I will look forward to hearing your thoughts.

Everything is about a father who is excited to have his first born bxchmann. Aug 18, David rated it it was amazing Shelves: The Thirtieth Year is a collection of short stories, including: We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book.

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