"Malina" by Ingeborg Bachmann is the story of a very complicated love triangle. The narrator's inner battle tears her apart — a heartbreaking tale!
The 1971 novel from Bachmann's "Death Styles" series caused rare and vast disagreement among critics over how it was meant to be interpreted. The radically poetic three-part story was nevertheless a success.
A disdainful dinner gets out of control. Mother, daughter and son pass the verdict on the absent father. This swan song about idyllic family life garnered Birgit Vanderbeke the prestigious Ingeborg Bachmann Prize.
Former GDR author Christa Wolf remains one of Germany's most famous authors. Her death in 2011 prompted condolences from around the world. Her birthday on March 18 is a day to recall her legacy.
A tragic love story poetically told, Lenz's tale of an affair between an English teacher and her 18-year-old student captures life in a small seaside village and reflects Germany's own post-war growing pains.
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