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Ingeborg Bachmann

The Book Goldmann

(German title: Werkausgabe)
ca. 352 pages
Clothbound
2017
Ingeborg Bachmann
Foto: Ingeborg Bachmann
© von Mangoldt

Ingeborg Bachmann, born on June 25th 1926, died on October 17th, 1973 in Rome.

»... the most intelligent and important woman writer our land has produced this century.«

Thomas Bernhard
 

»A brillant intellectual.«

Heinrich Böll

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About

The Book Goldmann is the name Ingeborg Bachmann gave to her great narrative project, which she cherished until the end. This edition renders the previously only fragmentarily available work recognizable as a project of redemptive narration. The Book Goldmann deals with the various aspects of indiscretion, including misunderstood indiscretion that leaves the other alone in his distress. Half a century after Hofmannsthal, Bachmann discovers a social medium in the somewhat indiscrete Viennese conversation, which could have prevented the worst: Fanny Goldmann’s death.

In recent years, Suhrkamp Verlag has published major works from Ingeborg Bachmann’s estate, such as Herzzeit, the correspondence with Paul Celan and the Kriegstagebuch (War Diary), both of which have been translated into numerous languages. In spring 2017, Suhrkamp is going to publish the first two volumes of the Collected Works by Ingeborg Bachmann. This will be the first complete edition of prose, poetry and essays, as well as the radio plays, libretti and correspondences. Designed to be released in thirty volumes, it will present already published works in commented editions and will furthermore make available all previously unknown works from Ingeborg Bachmann’s estate.

Suhrkamp represents translation rights to integral (single) volumes of the Collected Works.

Other publications

Die Radiofamilie/The Radio Familiy (2011)

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English world rights (Seagull)

Kriegstagebuch/War Diary (2010)

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English world rights (Seagull), Spanish world rights (Akal), France (Actes Sud), Italy (Adelphi), Poland (Czarne), Czech Republic (Pulchra), Ukraine (Osnovy)

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Herzzeit/Herzzeit (2008)

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English world rights (Seagull), Spanish world rights (Fondo Cultura), Chinese simplex rights (China Renmin UP), Russia (Ad marginem), France (Seuil), Italy (Nottetempo), Netherlands (Meulenhoff), Denmark (Vandkunsten), Sweden (Ellerströms), Japan (Seidosha), Poland (A5), Czech Republic (Pulchra), Romania (Art), Croatia (OceanMore), Turkey (Kirmizi Kedi), Ukraine (Knihy XXI), Georgia (Ibis), Israel (Hakibbutz Hameuchad)

Malina/Malina (1971)

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English world rights (Holmes & Meier), Spanish world rights (Akal), Catalan rights (Edicions 62 – published, rights reverted), Brazilian Portuguese rights (Estaçao Liberdade), Portuguese rights (Ediçoes 70), France (Seuil), Italy (Adelphi), Netherlands (Van Gennep), Denmark (Vandkunsten), Sweden (Salamonski – published, rights reverted), Norway (Bokvennen – published, rights reverted), Finnland (Weilin & Göös – published, rights reverted), Korea (Minumsa), Japan (Shobunsha), Poland (A5, Polish audio book: Mala Litera), Czech Republic (Mlada fronta – published, rights reverted), Slovakia (Slovensky Spisovatel – published, rights reverted), Hungary (Jelenkor), Bulgaria (Na Otetschestwenia Front – published, rights reverted), Romania (Humanitas – published, rights reverted), Lithuania (Lithuanian Writers Union – published – rights reverted), Slovenia (Pomuska Zalozba – published, rights reverted), Turkey (Yapi Kredi), Greece (Agrostis – published, rights reverted), Macedonia (Tri), Albania (Saras), Ukraine (Klasyka), Georgia (Karchkhadze Publishing), Israel (Hakibutz Hameuchad / Sifriat Poalim)