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Frauenschicksale in Ingeborg Bachmanns späten Prosawerken
Fates of Women in the Late Prose of Ingeborg Bachmann

Author(s): Goran Lovrić, Slavica Dajak
Subject(s): Social Sciences, Language and Literature Studies, Gender Studies, Literary Texts, Studies of Literature, Sociology, German Literature, Theory of Literature, Identity of Collectives
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego
Keywords: relations between sexes; fascism; violence; loss of identity; going quiet

Summary/Abstract: The authors of this article analyse female characters in the prose of Ingeborg Bachmann. Her series of novels Todesarten – which includes Malina (1971) and Der Fall Franza (1979) – and a series of short stories Simultan (1972) are the subjects of the analysis. The authors prove that in the prose of the Austrian writer there appear women who are tyrannised by men and accept the role of a victim. Such an attitude leads Bachmann’s protagonists to both the loss of identity and self-destruction.

  • Issue Year: 2017
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 7-23
  • Page Count: 17
  • Language: German