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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There must first be something on the other side for a truth to exist. The Thirtieth Year Ingeborg Bachmann. Why have I spent a whole summer trying to destroy myself in intoxication or to intensify my feelings in intoxication? The first two stories are stunning and haunting. I would love to hear your thoughts whenever you get to try her books, Tony.

Then the result is a continual cheap agreement between object and word, feeling and word, deed and word. Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews.

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The Thirtieth Year

I find it extremely difficult to describe what this beautiful piece of art is. Dialoghi in alcuni punti che ricordano quelli di Deserto Rosso, di Antonioni. To procreate a child. I suspect all of the stories may work much better in German.

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The first part of the story talks about a case which is being argued in his court. Product details Format Paperback pages Dimensions x I am hoping to read more of her books soon.


These stories are probably not for everyone, but I still return to this collection every few years. ingebborg

Is that simple enough? Looking for beautiful books? La stessa aria delle foreste in quota, rarefatta, gelida, impietosa. My summary is inadequate though — this is not exactly what happens, as what happens in the story is more complex than that.

Sep 11, Nicklas Karlsson rated it really liked it Shelves: Non ingebrog disprezzi lo stile, assolutamente. As soon as a man stays some time in one place he is transmuted into too many shapes, hearsay shapes, and has less and less right to appeal to his own self.

It is a collection of short stories. The best I can come up with is that it thhirtieth concentrated, exquisite poetry with profound philosophical insights which looks deceptively like a short story.

From tothe time of her troubled relationship with Bachmnn author Max Frisch, Bachmann alternated between Zurich and Rome.

Admit that when you really pay, with your lives, you do so only beyond the barrier, when you have said farewell to everything that is so dear to you–to landing-places, flying-bases, and only from there do you embark on your own path and your journey from imagined stop to imagined stop, travellers who must not be concerned with arriving. This collection of stories, first published in in German and in in an English translation by Michael Bullock, covers a range of ideas and themes, but converge in an intense battle of the sexes.

Then the result is a tihrtieth cheap agreement between object and word, feeling and word, deed and word. That is also one of the themes of this story — the inadequacy of language. Well, but that is the beauty of a magical evening — there is so much of promise, but thigtieth we get up the next morning we have to get back to our mundane life.


Writing is lucid and forceful.


You are commenting using your Facebook account. By clicking on “Submit” you agree that you have read and agree to the Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. Despite her precarious health—she was addicted to pills for years following a faulty medical procedure—she traveled to Poland in 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.

Some of them are hear, but most of them are around pages. It is about a happily married musician Charlotte, who during the course of an evening, finds herself attracted towards another woman, an attraction which throws light on her present life. Dec 08, Donia Al-Issa rated it it was ok. Lists with This Book.

The Thirtieth Year: Stories by Ingeborg Bachmann

We use cookies to give you the best possible experience. Floods have devastated hills and torrents the mountainsides. It brought back the stories and their magic. Well, who is dear Inge trying to fool?

Schlegel-Tieck Prize for Michael Bullock Men do not love freedom. Flashes of lightning have passed through trees and split them. The first part of the story talks about a case which is being argued in his court.