EBOOK READ (Malina by Ingeborg Bachmann) Author Ingeborg Bachmann


Not even acknowledge the existence of her lover Ivan a real person or a figment of her imagination a male alter ego we re as different as nights and day or rather is she his female alter ego merely the dispensable product of his rib and perhaps a figment of his There are many excellent reviews on the internet and from the ever excellent Joseph Schreiber and Goodreads so I will content myself with some of my favourite passages The narrator on reading It has less to do with the books above all it has to do with the reading with black on white with the letters syllables lines the signs the setting down this inhuman fixing this insanity which flows from people and is frozen into expression Believe me expression is insanity it arises out of our insanity It also has to do with turning pages with hunting from one page to the other with flight with complicity in an absurd solidified effusion with a vile overflow of verse with insuring life in a single sentence and in turn with the sentences seeking insurance in life Reading is a vice which can replace all other vices or temporarily take their place in intensely helping people live it is a debauchery a consuming addiction No I don t take any drugs I take booksSpeed is important not only concentration can ou please tell me who can keep chewing on a simple or even a complex sentence without feeling disgust either with the eyes or the mouth just keep on grinding away over and over a sentence which only consists of subject and predicate must be consumed rapidly a sentence with many appositions must for that very reason be taken at tremendous speed with the eyeballs performing an imperceptible slalomI couldn t list the books which have impressed me the most or explain why they made such an impression in which places and for how long What sticks then Surfing: The World's Best Surf Breaks and Techniques (World Sports Guide) you will ask but that s not the point there are only a few sentences a few expressions that wake up inside my brain again and again begging to be heard over theears And the narrator s take I would say Bernhardian take but actually his takes are Bachmannian on Vienna and its decline post the end of the Austro Hungarian empire sentences that one fears may mirror the fate of London and the UK post Brexit I get along well with this city and its diminished and disappearing surroundings which have retired from history Uneasy alarm of Herr M hlbauer Unruffled I proceed You might also say that as an example to the world an empire along with its practices and tactics embellished with ideas was expelled from history I am very happy to live here because from this place on the planet where nothing is happening a confrontation with the world is all the frightening here one is neither self righteous nor self satisfied as this is not some protected island but a haven of decay wherever The Infernal you go there is decay decay everywhere right before our eyes and not just the decay ofesterday s empire but of today s as well Highly recommended although far from an easy read 45 stars my only reason for 4 not 5 is that I don t feel I did the novel justice rather than vice versa Why Malina Has no Message for FeministsThe English translation of Malina ends with an academic essay intended to explain the book s cultural and historical references and also to help readers who may be confused by the book s experimental form and content The first purpose is reasonable for North American readers the second is ridiculous The book is hermetic desperately unhappy remorseless disconsolate dissociative and ambiguously realistic mythic and allegorical Those should all be signs that a brief explanation won t be helpful This is how Anderson summarizes the book s receptionTo those familiar with her poetry Malina seems the continuation in narrative of the problems and images informing the lyrical work of the 1950s To a new generation of feminist readers who had little patience with what they saw as her hermetic aestheticist poetry Malina and the other unfinished novels of the Death Styles cycle have "come to stand for a radically other Bachmann the critic of patriarchal capitalist society where women are systematically denied a "to stand for a radically other Bachmann the critic of patriarchal capitalist society where women are systematically denied a and language of their own To historians familiar with the art and philosophy of Hapsburg Vienna the novel represents a masterly synthesis of a distinctly Austrian tradition one that reached it apogee at the turn of the century in the work of Freud Musil Roth Schoenberg Wittgenstein Hofmannsthal and Kraus Finally to contemporary German writers as diverse as Christa Wolf Thomas Bernhard and Peter Handke ot stands as an inspirational example for their own work pp 239 40Note that only one of these three the one attributed to feminist readers is an interpretation of the text itself Many of the review 455Whenever I would pick this up a line or two of a poem kept ringing through my mind The title no matter how hard I tried would not come to mind Finally I took to Google and after a couple of searches found what I was looking for The poem is Translations by Adrienne Rich and a couple of lines match the tone of Malina incredibly wellCertain words occur enemy oven sorrowenough to let me knowshe s a woman of my timeobsessedwith Love our subjectwe ve trained it like ivy to our wallsbaked it like bread in our ovensworn it like lead on our ankleswatched it through binoculars as ifit were a helicopterbringing food to our famineor the satelliteof a hostile power Malina is in part a story of obsessive love The unnamed narrator longs for Ivan More than that she longs to be consumed by him to be nothing without him She writes More than that she longs to be consumed by him to be nothing without him She writes is no longer flowing from me it could have flowed from me it came in waves to me from Ivan Ivan who is beautiful I have known one single beautiful human being nonetheless I have seen beauty in the final analysis even I become beautiful one single time through Ivan Has obsession ever ended happily The Unknown Woman refuses to call herself by any name because she sees herself not as an individual but as an extension of her love She refuses to find redemption through any source other than Ivan And it leads to her breakdown What a fascinating breakdown it is to watch Bachmann presents images in such an original fractured way She jumps from long breathless paragraphs to fragmented dialogue to at one point a musical score What s remarkable is how organic each jump and twist feels Malina doesn t feel like experimental fiction though the the term can be used it feels like the writing of a woman obsessed with Love Its style does not prevent it from articulating longing despair and sometimes hope instead it guides the feelings to their natural conclusion At times it s overdrawn and melodramatic hence the5 star missing but Bachmann never set up an action without feeling which is impressive considering how sterile experimental fiction can be But Malina isn t just an emotional love story it s also a heady allegory examining postwar guilt The Austrian narrator is happy with the Hungarian Ivan Her repeated visions of her father destroys the bond between the lovers She sees murders rewriting of history and most telling of all gas chambers The narrator feels the weight of history every time her father visits her dreams Guilt begins to drive her mad In the end Malina the historian view spoiler removes all record of her existence and possibly lets her die hide Ves with the androgynous Malina an initially remote and dispassionate man who ultimately becomes an ominous influence Plungin. ,


I have lived in Ivan and die in MalinaHappy with Ivan I never knew her when she was living in Ivan Maybe if I were standing across the street I d watch her spinning out of control Her Hungarian boyfriend who sends avalanches of stone cold epithets Don t ask if I love ou don t say I don t make believe important be fun be happy be the first time I saw ou Strangers for the last time A dead telephone in her apartment is visited by the spirits of everyone who isn t Ivan I saw her with his two kids their tugging arms and spinning happy The rarest tummy butterfly bright and eye blinking crushed I only saw her living in the never landing When she has to make up everything about zoo animals has anyone else noticed the phenomenon of men reading aloud from placards Any botanical garden zoo museum or anything They read as if the woman it s always a woman is supposed to think this is their combustible wisdom and not the same damn placard right in front of their same faces If Ivan is out of their range she can be what they want If the her of him and the her of they and the her of others collide pop goes the butterflies wings Please let them have ice cream I promised them ice cream Dancing and spinning that is dizzy and on strings If she is happy it happened before she thought about it She thinks about it before it can happen lives in here lies Ivan is important in his absence And it was perfect this way This how he doesn t belong to her if she sends him off to be him without her I never wanted her to love Ivan I begged her inside of me to just forget about him When he tells her who she is This isn t ou ou re happy Heart of the Night Secret Agent Series you don t write like this The unreal love pulled my butterflies wings off and shoved them under a microscope I didn t want to hold my breath when she waits for that phone to ring and I didShe lives with Malina It was perfect this deliberate I m not living it because I m pedestaling to the burning synthetic world stuffs I don t know how Bachmann managed to weave this web of psychological life of stepping outside ofourself and then when ou are actually living it There s a big fat spider of wish fulfillment to eat ou alive because A Bush Calendar you couldn t stop thinking If it was on purpose she feels safe to tether to Malina as she strangles herself to wait for Ivan Malina tells her Don t forget that not one ofour enemies has ever seen ou and ou have never seen one of them I had this feeling that she performs that mime of sewing 50 Years of Silence your lips shut and throwing the needle into the biggest haystack The haystack of needles of the universe You can t see the threads that sew everyone together because the haystack is too big for that She and Malina talk about the war what people got up and could pretend never happened If people did a spontaneous dance of everyone knew the moves on the dayou didn t want to wake up It never happened It happened They talk about what peace is to war The interlude between war Crocodile tears evaporate in reptilian flesh Tears in Austria for Bangladesh for Syria Her father murdered her she murders them in her eyelids prison gate shut cha chung and her sister loses a name Malina asks and she doesn t know She s a survivor of real life and a prisoner of its memory It is so much to run from than if she can be rescued if only Ivan or Malina will hold her down I had the feeling they were talking about everyone or who could be anyone Austria the world They don t talk about Malina I think Bachmann was a genius in how Malina s silences and the not asking about him is spoken concurrently She slips out of time into a fantasy of a princess and murder and riding When she flies she is only spinning I think Bachmann was a genius to do the way people name everything They talk and talk and make important and they talk about what they talk about when they talk about everything And what Vide et plein you thinkou are living is that foot in The Latinos of Asia: How Filipino Americans Break the Rules of Race your over analyzing mental lands I m one of those intense mental life that overlaps real life like ifou wore a sweat shirt with a skeleton on it for Halloween It gave me chills to see it this way in a book that felt so real and so not real it s experimental as fancy foot work goes Not the that looks easy dancing but Punainen kuin veri you know they practiced that dance in their bedroom alone every night and dreamed someone would see it and at the same time it was a vigil for never ever being understood Malina is a strange book I don t have a handle on it because it slips out of time I ve been thinking about what to write in a review for ages It is ifou lived past what Make You Mine you didn t think would ever end and thenou don t know how to leave of world war II Austria and it is relationships are hell man and it is a telling Malina says this I can t get over this Once one has survived something then survival itself interferes with t get over this Once one has survived something then survival itself interferes with and More Than a Princess (The Montevaro Monarchy you don t even know which lives came before and which isour life of today The Courage to Stand Alone Letters from Prison and Other Writings you even mix upour own livesI had this feeling all of the time that she wanted them to tell her who she was Malina is the web beneath the dizzy spin of Ivan I know that his face falls from her reach when she s not I don t believe he let her burn to death I know what the essay in the book says about his sudden apathy I don t think that was it She had to know who she was for herself Forget about Ivan I want to forget about Ivan even though she made him important so she can stay hungry I think she slips into the wall because she murdered herself Beauty is no longer flowing from me it could have flowed from me it came in waves to me from Ivan Ivan who is beautiful I have known one single beautiful human being nonetheless I have seen beauty in the final analysis even I became beautiful one single time through Ivan No alarm no sirens No one comes to help Not the ambulance and not the police It is sirens No one comes to help Not the ambulance and not the police It is very old wall a very strong wall from which no one can fall which no one can break open from which nothing can ever be heard againMalina haunts me This killing Halftime with Craig yourself When did it stop the death wish to stream into the drowning soou can suspend in freeze over our face no direction Only the other side of the invisible corners black dream After reading a succession of novels in "the last ear inspired by the brilliant thomas "last Daughter of the Moon (Tales of Inthya, year inspired by the brilliant Thomas it is fascinating to read one where the influence runs in the opposite direction Austrian writer Ingeborg Bachmann was a mentor of sorts to Bernhard and the basis for the poet Maria in his final novel Extinction Malina published twoears before her death aged 47 in 1973 was her only novel although intended to be the first of a trilogy called Todesarten Ways of Dying The translation here is by Philip Boehm revisited in this new 2019 edition interestingly one editorial decision in the revised edition was to cut out the footnotes and some glosses on the grounds that the interest reader now has access to the internet Malina is a wonderfully powerful work intense experimental with a narrative that is both fragmentary Great Short Stories of Detection Mystery and Horror yet compulsive one that is difficult to absorb on a single reading a novel that would repay much study andet would still have its enigmas At one point even the narrator admits Something is dawning on me I m beginning to see some logic but I don t understand anything in particular For example is the eponymous Malina with whom she apparently lives platonically et who seems to. Bachmann tells the story of lives painfully intertwined the unnamed narrator haunted by nightmarish memories of her father li.

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