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Ingeborg Bachmann (1926-1973) is recognized as one of post-war German literature’s most important novelists, poets, and playwrights. Influenced by Hans Weigel and the legendary literary circle Gruppe 47, Bachmann gained international renown for her poems, short stories, and novels, and won numerous awards for her work. Sadly, her life ended abruptly in October of 1973 when ...more
Paperback, 400 pages
Published April 24th 2021 by Seagull Books (first published January 1st 2011)
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Maria Beltrami
Cinque stelle non per meriti letterari, bensì storici. In questo divertente libro sono raccolti i testi, che si pensava fossero andati perduti, di una delle più amate trasmissioni radiofoniche dell'Austria del dopoguerra: La famiglia Floriani. Trasmissioni settimanali della durata di mezz'ora, 45 minuti l'una, in cui, con toni famigliari e in un tedesco a volte dialettale, vengono discussi i problemi di una famiglia in una nazione appena uscita dalla guerra. C'è un po' di tutto in questo libro: ...more
Dan Konigsburg
A series of radio program scripts written in the early 50s in Vienna for an American-funded propaganda effort to subtly shape post-war Austria. The scripts were discovered in the 1990s and are by the same author who later wrote much darker stuff. There is humor here, mixed with a light-touch middle class morality - ‘currency speculation is bad; be open to modern art, take an interest in culture, those who supported the Nazis in the war can be rehabilitated...’ - but it doesn’t add up to much mor ...more
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Oct 27, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Geschenkbuch: Erst dachte ich "oh Gott, ich weiß, dass I. Bachmann auch mal Soaps für' s Radio geschrieben hat bzw. daran mitgearbeitet hat. Das muss ich jetzt aber nicht wirklich lesen."
Das Buch entfaltet aber einen ungewöhnlichen Reiz. So dass ich jetzt zwei Drittel der Folgen und das Nachwort gelesen habe. (Lese ich den Rest auch noch? Weiß ich noch nicht).
Eine frühe Soap. Gedacht zur Unterhaltung, aber auch Erziehung nach der NS-Zeit.
Erstmal der historische Reiz. Aha, so hat man das damals
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“What actually is possible, however, is transformation. And the transformative effect that emanates from new works leads us to new perception, to a new feeling, new consciousness.” This sentence from Ingeborg Bachmann’s Frankfurt Lectures on Poetics (1959-60) can also be applied to her own self-consciousness as an author, and to the history of her reception. Whether in the form of lyric poetry, sh ...more

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