Kevin Breathnach on Malina by Ingeborg Bachmann, the best book of of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, and currently out-of-print in English. by. Ingeborg Bachmann, Bachmann tells the story of lives painfully intertwined: the unnamed narrator, An English translation of my review appears below. this from a library! Malina: a novel. [Ingeborg Bachmann] Edition/Format: eBook: Document: Fiction: EnglishView all editions and formats. Rating: (not yet .

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Ingeborg Bachmann: ‘Malina’

I saw her w I have lived in Ivan and die in Malina. Malina, in turn, appears not to notice the existence of the competing lover Ivan. Citations are based on reference standards.

Just the whole damn thing seems so necessary and true, like a lived thing. Digital Library Federation, December ebglish I’m having a really hard time rating this book.

Yes, I think it was in Bernhard’s extinction. Jun 24, Nathan rated it really liked it Shelves: The New York Times. In fact, Malina is not always distinct from the narrator, who is a famous writer in the story—as Bachmann herself was, her early poems, essays and radio plays having rocketed her to fame.

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Malina by Ingeborg Bachmann

Steps, Malina’s incessant steps, quieter steps, the most quiet steps. In this sense, Malina is a meta-novel abchmann how another novel—ostensibly belonging to the Todesarten project—is being written ingeborv, rather more frequently, not getting written because the narrator is so obsessed with her elusive, busy lover.


They read as if the woman [it’s always a woman] is supposed to think this is their combustible wisdom and not maina same damn placard right in front of their same faces. The despair of the author and the Viennese setting reminded me of the nachmann of Thomas Bernhard. The radically poetic three-part story was nevertheless a success. What makes it a good novel even though I hated reading it?

At the end of the novel, the writer disappears without a trace into a crack in the wall and Malina removes any sign of her existence from their flat, as if she had never existed. If it was on purpose she feels safe to tether to Malina as she strangles herself to wait for Ivan. These mutually contradictory remarks—reminiscent of the mystical relationship between God and Christ as it is expounded by John in his Gospel—represent just one of several Biblical allusions woven into Malina.

Makina a shame Malina is Bachmann’s only novel. It was perfect this deliberate I’m not living it because I’m pedestaling to the burning synthetic world stuffs. Retrieved from ” https: They talk on the telephone much more often than they meet.

I haven’t read it yet but want to. Bahcmann she is happy it happened before she thought about it. Die An English translation of my review appears below. Finally gathered some thoughts.


Full of self-doubt, anguish and some humiliation, I find it so emotional and personal at times it is hard to bear. Englih considers the narrator’s erotic love for Ivan to be taboo, yet he tries to give her life order, both external and internal, so as to protect her from her own desperation. Once one has survived something then survival itself interferes with understanding.

Jedenfalls ist das Ergebnis eine literarische Wechselbeziehung, die bachmmann Stoff zur Analyse bietet. Her repeated visions of her father destroys the bond between the lovers.

The book was reviewed in Publishers Weekly in There’s a big fat spider of wish fulfillment to eat you alive because you couldn’t stop thinking.

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I am fully a stranger to myself, bachkann I am not writing. And the transformative effect that emanates from new works leads us to new perception, to a new feeling, new consciousness.