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 second part of the story is a philosophical meditation on the nature of truth and whether it can be really ascertained. I suspect all of the stories may thrtieth much better in German. The second part of the story is a philosophical meditation on the nature of truth and whether it can be really ascertained. As soon as a man stays some time in one place he is transmuted into too many shapes, hearsay shapes, and has less and less right to appeal to his own self.

All the thousand thousandths of a second of liking, desire, aversion, calm, agitation that one passes through — what can be deduced from them? Ingegorg, but that is the beauty of a magical evening — there is so much of promise, but when we get up thee next morning we have to get back to our mundane life. I hope you like it, when you get to read it.


Both so different and both such a pleasure to read. To ask other readers questions about The Thirtieth Yearplease sign up. On the outside, both are pleasingly smooth and intriguing, and they become more and more so, as their successive layers of meaning tge revealed. Sep 19, Vishy rated it it was amazing.


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Wherever it has come into being they have quarrelled with it. Yes, what then is the truth about myself, about anyone? This story had one of my favourite first sentences — it was actually the second sentence, but I am taking poetic licence here: There must first be something on the other side for a truth to exist. Di come nella vita si cambi e comunque si sia perfettamente in grado, lungo tutto l’arco della propria esistenza, di non avere le idee chiare.

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There must first be something on the other side for a truth to exist. He has spent so many useless hours with other people, and although he made no use of the hours now either, he did bend them towards him and sniff at them. To plant a tree. Jan 06, Kobe Bryant rated it it was ok.

They are a little slow reading but they have beautiful passages and are very rewarding. I love freedom bachann I too must betray a thousand times over. It was all the same to me whether Fipps went to the grammar school later or not, whether he developed into something worthwhile or not. Men do not love freedom. Rather, they challenge and exhort and lament. Nor did I want to be loved by him; there was no need for him to obey me, no need for him to bend to my will.


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I will look forward to hearing your thoughts. They paralyse him, they have explained him according to their own judgment. I want to read her poetry too. Well, who is dear Inge trying to fool?

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We use cookies bachmznn give you the best possible experience. So read the title story and “Youth in an Austrian Town” and sample the others and read them if they strike your fancy. To procreate a child. It is about a man who turns thirty and looks back at his past life a I have heard of Ingeborg Bachmann before, but I have never got around to reading her books. This site uses cookies. Lists with This Book.

I am hoping to read more of her books soon. The other stories in the book were interesting too. From tothe time of her troubled relationship with Swiss author Max Frisch, Bachmann alternated between Zurich and Rome. A good poem is like an onion. It’s hard to describe the appeal of these bacmann. It can be told in two sentences. The others are less so, although still interesting.

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