Malina

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$16.95  $15.59
Publisher
New Directions Publishing Corporation
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Pages
283
Dimensions
5.4 X 1.3 X 8.4 inches | 0.85 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780811228725
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About the Author

(1926-1973) is widely regarded as one of the greatest German-language writers of the twentieth century. Her poems, plays, stories, and only finished novel, Malina, have been championed by Paul Celan, Hannah Arendt, Günter Grass, Peter Handke, Thomas Bernhard, Christa Wolf, and Elfriede Jelinek.
Philip Boehm has translated more than thirty novels and plays by German and Polish writers, including Herta Müller, Franz Kafka, and Hanna Krall. For these translations he has received numerous awards, including NEA and Guggenheim fellowships and most recently the Helen and Kurt Wolff Translator's Prize. He also works as a theater director and playwright.
Rachel Kushner is the author of internationally acclaimed novels The Mars Room, The Flamethrowers, and Telex from Cuba, as well as a book of short stories, The Strange Case of Rachel K. She has won the Prix Médicis and been a finalist for the Booker Prize, the National Book Critics Circle Award, and was twice a finalist for the National Book Award in Fiction. She is a Guggenheim Foundation Fellow and the recipient of the Harold D. Vursell Memorial Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Her books have been translated into twenty-six languages.

Reviews

A masterpiece!--Naja Marie Aidt
The most intelligent and important woman writer our land has produced this century.--Thomas Bernhard
A Viennese woman cooks dinner for her lover, waits by the telephone, delays embarking on a trip or writing the book she's meant to write. And in that null-time, the abyss of twentieth-century trauma yawns wide open and engulfs her.--Tom McCarthy
Enigmatic, yet piercing: equal to the best of Virginia Woolf and Samuel Beckett.
An existential portrait, a work of desperate obsession, a proto-feminist classic, and one of the most jagged renderings of female consciousness European literature has produced.--Dustin Illingworth"Detonating the Container of Consciousness" (06/18/2019)
Bachmann's vision is so original that the effect is like having a new letter of the alphabet.-- (06/29/2029)
A feminist classic.-- (07/09/2019)
Bachmann's only novel--set in Vienna and first published in 1971--takes on the vexed struggle between the sexes in a decaying city. Dense, compelling, often weirdly funny, a dark fairy tale told as a murder mystery. Rewarding and highly recommended.
Exhilarating and claustrophobic--Will Harrison