The Collected Poems
By (author) Ingeborg Bachmann
Translated by Peter Filkins
Foreword by Charles Simic
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Darkness Spoken by Ingeborg Bachmann
Book Description"Darkness Spoken" gathers together Ingeborg Bachmann's two celebrated books of poetry, as well as early and late poems not collected in book form, over 100 of them appearing in English for the first time, as well as 25 poems never before published in German. Bachmann is considered one of the most important poets to emerge in postwar German letters, and this volume represents the largest collection available in English translation. Influencing numerous writers from Thomas Bernhard to Christa Wolf to Elfriede Jelinek (winner of the 2004 Nobel Prize in Literature), Bachmann's poetic investigation into the nature and limits of language in the face of historical violence remains unmatched in its ability to combine philosophical insight with haunting lyricism.Bachmann was born in 1926 in Klagenfurt, Austria. She studied philosophy at the universities of Innsbruck, Graz, and Vienna. In 1953 she received the poetry prize from Gruppe 47 for her first volume, "Borrowed Time" ("Die gestundete Zeit"). Her second collection, "Invocation of the Great Bear" ("Anrufung des groen Baren"), appeared in 1956. Her various awards include the Georg Buchner Prize, the Berlin Critics Prize, the Bremen Award, and the Austrian State Prize for Literature. Writing and publishing essays, opera libretti, short stories, and novels as well, she divided her time between Munich, Zurich, Berlin, and Rome, where she died from a fire in her apartment in 1973.Peter Filkins has published two volumes of poetry, "What She Knew" (1998) and "After Homer" (2002), and has translated Bachmann's "The Book of Franza" and "Requiem for Fanny Goldmann." He is the recipient of an Outstanding Translation Award from the American Literary Translators Association and the Berlin Prize from the American Academy in Berlin. He teaches at Simon's Rock College of Bard in Great Barrington, Massachusetts.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780939010844
Paperback / softback
(206mm x 150mm x 36mm)
Imprint: Zephyr Press (AZ)
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Ingeborg Bachmann
Radio Family, Hardback (June 2014)
Ingeborg Bachmann (1926-1973) is recognized as one of postwar German literature's most important novelists, poets, and playwrights. Nearly twenty years after her death, during an estate sale in Vienna, fifteen episodes of the Viennese radio drama The Radio Family were discovered. This book features these fifteen scripts.
War Diary, Hardback (October 2011)
A series of sketches, depicting the last months of World War II and the first year of the subsequent British occupation of Austria.
Correspondence, Hardback (July 2010)» View all books by Ingeborg Bachmann
Paul Celan (1920-70) is one of the best-known German poets of the Holocaust. Austrian writer Ingeborg Bachmann (1926-73) is recognized as one of post - World War II German literature's most important novelists, poets, and playwrights. This title collects their letters written between 1948 and 1961.
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Author Biography - Ingeborg Bachmann
A contemporary of Paul Celan, born in 1926, in 1953 received the poetry prize from Grupe 47. Her other awards include the Georg Buchner prize, the Berlin Critics Prize, the Bremen Award, and the Austrian State Prize for Literature. Filkins is a poet whose poems, translations, and reviews have appeared in such places as Agni, The American Poetry Review, and The Harvard Review. He teaches at the Bard College at Simon's Rock.
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