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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The Thirtieth Year: Stories by Ingeborg Bachmann

Flashes of lightning have passed through trees and split them. I could find only seven of them in English translation — two collections of short stories, one novel, one collection of two novel fragments, one collection of poetry published as two different collections, originallya collection of letters that she and Paul Celan wrote to each other and a war diary.

Feb 28, Christiane Alsop rated it it was amazing Shelves: You are commenting using your Facebook account. I found beautiful, deep insights in every page and my highlighting pen was working nonstop.

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.

The Thirtieth Year: Stories

He cannot start this here, where he has been living for a long time; but he will do it there, where he will be free. He wants this son to be exceptional, and to not mold into the usual life thirtietb every human lives.


Life and Literature Mrs. These are handwritings, the only ones. The entire collection is marvelous, but the four at the core are perfection: This site uses cookies.


Why have I spent a whole summer trying to destroy myself in intoxication or to intensify my feelings in intoxication? It is a collection of short stories. When a person enters his thirtieth year people will not stop calling him young. Gli anni d’altronde erano quelli; il malessere, probabilmente, anche.

The title story itself is a thesis in introspection of a man almost dead to life in his thirtieth year.

A worker wants to see his son a doctor, a doctor wants to see his son at least a doctor. Grande e frequente uso della metafora, usata come strumento letterario ma a volte come vera e propria arma per introdurre scene, immagini, impressioni nel lettore.

Each week, our editors select the one author and one book they believe to be most worthy of your attention and highlight them in our Pro Connect email alert. The others are less so, although still interesting. It is sometimes amazing when an idea which we read about or think about manifests itself in our life in a very real way.

Mar 08, Madalina rated it liked it. It is also described as a short story. Per poter aprire una porta, si deve dare una violenza, o minimo un’attendibile trasformazione.

It was I, yes, I was the first man and had gambled everything away, and done nothing! The best I can come up with is that it is concentrated, exquisite poetry with profound philosophical insights which looks deceptively like a short story. I loved this one. My summary is inadequate though — this is not exactly what happens, as what happens in the story is more complex than that.


His aim was to write the perfect onion.

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Sep 19, Vishy rated it it was amazing. That is also one of the themes of this story — the inadequacy of language. My summary is inadequate though — this is not exactly what happens, as what happens in the story is more complex than that.

Madness has come upon men and inwardly broken them in pieces. I suspect it’s her exploration of themes such as the choices made by successful people, and the consequences of those choices, difficulties in yead, questions of language and translation – topics that resonate with me for one reason or another.

I should maybe try cutting down on the excerpts and quotes — I think I quote too many passages. Trivia About The Thirtieth Yea Wherever it has come into being they have quarrelled with it. Tornando alla Bachmann, poetessa di spicco del Gruppo 47, in questo volume ha sperimentato con successo una prosa di sofferenza e tensione esistenziale. Dispatched from the UK in yeae business days When will my order arrive?

Both so different and both such a pleasure to read. Why should we in fact choose this damned truth?