The Book of Franza and Requiem for Fanny Goldmann

The Book of Franza and Requiem for Fanny Goldmann

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Overview


These unfinished novels were intended to follow her widely acclaimed Malina in a Proustian cycle to be entitled Todesarten, or Ways of Dying. Through the tales of two women in postwar Austria, Bachmann explores the ways of dying inflicted on women by men, and upon the living by history, politics, religion, family, and the self.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780810127548
Publisher: Northwestern University Press
Publication date: 10/25/1999
Edition description: 1
Pages: 264
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author




Ingeborg Bachmann was born in Austria in 1926. A winner of numerous awards, including the Georg Büchner Prize, the Berlin Critics Prize, the Bremen Literature Prize, and the Grand Austrian State Prize for Literature, she died in Rome in an apartment fire in 1973.

Peter Filkins is an associate professor of English at Simon's Rock College of Bard. He is the author of "What She Knew" and the translator of "Songs in Flight: The Collected Poems of Ingeborg Bachmann," winner of an ALTA Award for Outstanding Translation.


Table of Contents


Introduction: Darkness Spoken
Translator's Note and Acknowledgments
The Book of Franza
Requiem for Fanny Goldmann
Notes
Ingeborg Bachmann: A Chronology

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