24 Facts About Ingeborg Bachmann


Ingeborg Bachmann was an Austrian poet and author.


Ingeborg Bachmann's father was an early member of the Austrian National Socialist Party.


Ingeborg Bachmann had a sister, Isolde, and a brother, Heinz.


Ingeborg Bachmann studied philosophy, psychology, German philology, and law at the universities of Innsbruck, Graz, and Vienna.


Ingeborg Bachmann was in the vanguard of Austrian women writers who discovered in their private lives the political realities from which they attempted to achieve emancipation.


Between November 1959 and February 1960 Ingeborg Bachmann gave five lectures on poetics at the Goethe University Frankfurt.


Ingeborg Bachmann insisted that literature had to be viewed in its historic context, thus foreshadowing a rising interest in studying the connection between literary discourse and the contemporary understanding of history.


Ingeborg Bachmann stressed that a new language was inhabited by a new spirit.


Ingeborg Bachmann set these poets apart from the surrealists who aspired to violence and the futurists who claimed that "war is beautiful".


Ingeborg Bachmann argued that these two movements exemplified art-for-art's sake and that the careers of Gottfried Benn and Ezra Pound exemplified the friendship between pure aestheticism with political barbarism.


Ingeborg Bachmann referenced Kafka on the need to "take the axe to the frozen sea in us" and the refusal to remain silent about the crimes in our world.


Ingeborg Bachmann was concerned with the accountability and authority, the authenticity and reliability of a person of narrating a work.


Ingeborg Bachmann distinguished between the unproblematic "I" in letters and diaries which conceal the person from the author, and the unproblematic "I" in memoirs.


Ingeborg Bachmann argued that Henry Miller and Louis-Ferdinand Celine placed themselves and their own personal experience directly at the centre of their novels.


Ingeborg Bachmann referenced Tolstoy's The Kreuzer Sonata and Dostoyevsky's The House of the Dead as first-person narrators of the inner story.


Ingeborg Bachmann argued that narrators could provide a new treatment of time, of material or of space.


Ingeborg Bachmann asserted that in the modern novel the "I" had shifted and the narrator no longer lives the story, instead the story is in the narrator.


Ingeborg Bachmann discussed the use of names in contemporary literature.


Ingeborg Bachmann argued that it was the process that was set in motion in the writer and reader as a result of their interaction with literature that made a work utopian.


Ingeborg Bachmann argued that literature could make us aware of the lack, both in the work and in our own world.


Ingeborg Bachmann is buried at the Annabichl cemetery in Klagenfurt.


Ingeborg Bachmann's works gained popularity within the emerging Frauenliteratur movement which struggled to find the authentic female voice.


The Ingeborg Bachmann Prize, awarded annually in Klagenfurt since 1977, is named after her.


Ingeborg Bachmann had relationships with Max Frisch and poet Paul Celan.