Ingeborg Bachmann

Malina - Novel

(German title: Malina)
ca. 360 pages
Ingeborg Bachmann
Foto: Ingeborg Bachmann
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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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The narrator of Ingeborg Bachmann's stunning novel, Malina, tells the story of the triangle that forms between herself, the shadowy Malina, and Ivan, the man with whom she is involved.

Plunging toward its riveting finale, Malina lays bare the struggle for love and the limits of discourse between women and men. A masterpiece of contemporary fiction, Malina has been translated into twenty-five languages. (book description from the U.S. edition by Holmes & Meier)


»Ingeborg Bachmann's intense, mesmerizing novel [is] enigmatic, yet piercing in its insight [...] Bachmann carries her readers to the very brink of meaning and expression in this courageous and important novel, which is equal to the best of Virgina Woolf and Samuel Beckett.« New York Times Book Review

Other publications

Die Radiofamilie/The Radio Familiy (2011)

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Kriegstagebuch/War Diary (2010)

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Herzzeit/Herzzeit (2008)

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