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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You are commenting using your WordPress. Non che disprezzi lo stile, assolutamente. This book has been tough to find, but according to the publisher it will be back in print this month August And yet, in the beauty of her images there is a tremendous affirmation of the world.

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He felt good only when he was alone, he no longer made demands, demolished the edifice of his wishes, gave up his hopes and became simpler day by day. Why should we in fact choose this damned truth? This site uses cookies. There must first be something on the other side for a truth to exist. I hope the simple misunderstanding got resolved. Be the first to discover new talent!


Bachmann was, of course, more famous of the two in her life time.

The Thirtieth Year

yeaar Sign up here to receive your FREE alerts. I suspect it’s her exploration of themes such as the choices made by successful people, and the consequences of those choices, difficulties in communicating, questions of language and translation – topics that resonate with me for one reason or another.

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The well brought up word that is forced to accept this mute world of buttons and hearts with compassion. I like the quotes you picked.

The Thirtieth Year: Stories by Ingeborg Bachmann

I want to read it. When a person enters his thirtieth year people will not stop calling him young. He has spent so many useless ingebodg with other people, and although he made no use of the hours now either, he did bend them towards him and sniff at them.

Feb 28, Christiane Alsop rated it it was amazing Shelves: Notify me of new comments via email. A good poem is like an onion. From tothe time of her troubled relationship with Swiss author Max Frisch, Bachmann alternated between Zurich and Rome.


This unworthy world is the result of the uninterrupted spurning of freedom.

Reading these stories entails abandoning the terms of one’s own comfort. They do not bring a wistful tear to the eye. While reading an Ingeborg Bachmann book, the experience is different. You make bachmanm sound so good! Trivia About The Thirtieth Yea When a person enters his thirtieth year people will not stop calling him young.

Some of them are short, but most of them are around pages. These are handwritings, the only ones. And yet, in the beauty of her images there is a tremendous affirmation of the world. She was unredeemable and nobody should have the effrontery to redeem her….

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. Dec 08, Donia Al-Issa rated it it was ok.