Complete Poems by Ingeborg Bachmann: Bilingual Edition

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Songs in flight gathers together Bachmann's two celebrated books of poetry, as well as the early and late poems not collected in book form. Given that Bachmann and Paul Celan are considered to be the two most important poets to emerge in post-war German letters, this volume represents an introduction to a major voice in 20th-century poetry that is long overdue. Influencing numerous writers from Thomas Bernhard to Christa Wolf, Bachmann's poetic investigation into the nature and limits of language in the face of history remains unmatched in its ability to combine philosophical insight with haunting lyricism. Just as Bachmann's Malina sought to expand the possibilities of the novel, Songs in Flight contains the bedrock of a vision as far reaching as it is indelible, and as uncompromising as it is bound to hope.
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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
This collection brings to an English-speaking audience virtually the entire poetic output of one of the most important post-war European poets, offering the original German and sensitive translations by poet Filkins. At the time of her death by fire in 1973, Bachmann's fame as a poet had waned somewhat because she had stopped writing poetry in favor of prose. But her work has since been rediscovered, and is all the more lasting for being written in a style that could be called transhistorical: she addressed the horrors of World War II and the problem of approaching the unspeakable, yet did so in an expressionistic, symbolic and even allegorical poetic mode. Her images are still profoundly striking now, and her admonitions to remember are still forceful. While this poetry is wholly unlike the personal first-person lyric in English, Bachmann is more accessible than her contemporary, Paul Celan, whom she in some ways resembles. Though somber, her poems are ultimately attempts to rebuild a world, first in imagination and, ironically, with the fragments of the past: ``Out of our dreams, gold can still be filtered,/ while under the sea our legacy still lies.'' (Nov.)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781568860091
  • Publisher: Marsilio Publishers
  • Publication date: 10/28/1994
  • Edition description: BILINGUAL
  • Pages: 368

Table of Contents

Translator's Note
Journey Out 5
Departure from England 9
Fall Down, Heart 11
Darkness Spoken 13
Paris 15
The Heavy Cargo 17
Reigen 19
Autumn Maneuver 21
Borrowed Time 23
March Stars 25
In Twilight 27
Wood and Shavings 29
Theme and Variation 33
Early Noon 37
Every Day 41
To a General 43
Message 47
The Bridges 49
Night Flight 53
Psalm 57
In the Storm of Roses 61
Salt and Bread 63
Great Landscape Near Vienna 67
A Monologue of Prince Myshkin to the Ballet Pantomime "The Idiot" 73
The Game is Over 111
Of a Land, a River and Lakes 115
Invocation of the Great Bear 137
My Bird 139
Settlement 143
Curriculum Vitae 145
The Way Home 153
Fog Land 157
The Blue Hour 161
Tell Me, Love 165
Mound of Shards 169
Days in White 171
Harlem 173
Advertisement 175
Dead Harbor 177
Spoken and Rumored 179
What's True 183
The Native Land 185
Songs from an Island 189
North and South 197
Letter in Two Drafts 199
Rome at Night 203
Under the Grapevine 205
In Apulia 207
Black Waltz 209
After Many Years 211
Shadows Roses Shadow 213
Stay 215
At Agrigento 217
To the Sun 219
Songs in Flight 223
[On Many Nights I Ask My Mother] 245
[We Leave, Hearts Sunk in Dust] 247
[It Could Mean So Much] 249
Estrangement 251
Drunken Evening 253
Behind the Wall 255
[At the Hoofbeat of Night] 257
Spoken to the Evening 259
Vision 261
Destiny 263
How Shall I Name Myself? 265
[The Harbors Were Open] 267
[The World is Far and Wide] 269
[I'm Still Afraid] 273
Proof of Nothing 275
Brotherhood 279
[Prescribe No Belief] 281
Hotel de la Paix 283
Exile 285
After This Flood 287
Mirjam 289
Stream 291
Leave, Thought 293
Love: The Dark Continent 295
Aria I 299
Safe Conduct (Aria II) 301
You Words 303
Truly 309
Bohemia Lies by the Sea 311
Prague, January '64 315
A Type of Loss 317
Enigma 319
No Delicacies 321
Notes to the Introduction 325
Notes to the Poems 327
Ingeborg Bachmann: A Chronology 331
Selected Bibliography 335
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