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Малина Ingeborg Bachmann

Малина

Ingeborg Bachmann

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Ingeborg Bachmanns novel Malina, presented here for the first time in English, in a translation by Philip Boehmm, is not a book one picks up--or puts down--lightly. Narrated in an unremittingly fragmented stream-of-consciousness, filled withMoreIngeborg Bachmanns novel Malina, presented here for the first time in English, in a translation by Philip Boehmm, is not a book one picks up--or puts down--lightly. Narrated in an unremittingly fragmented stream-of-consciousness, filled with references to Austrian history and culture, to psychoanalysis, twelve-tone music and contemporary philosophies of language, this passionately experimental novel presents all the stylistic and intellectual challenges of the most rigorous modernist and postmodernist prose texts of the century. Nor is the novels historical content, which fuses the heroines personal trauma with her countrys collective guilt in the Holocaust, intended for merely pleasurable consumption. Once the reader does pick up Malina and enters its first pages, a curious mix of pleasure, fascination and horror makes it impossible to leave. (Mark Anderson)