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University of Massachusetts Amherst

2006

Bachmann Ingeborg 1926–1973—Criticism and interpretation

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Cemetery Of The Murdered Daughters: Feminism, History, And Ingeborg Bachmann, Sara Lennox Jan 2006

Cemetery Of The Murdered Daughters: Feminism, History, And Ingeborg Bachmann, Sara Lennox

University of Massachusetts Press Books

Although Austrian writer Ingeborg Bachmann (1926–1973) is widely regarded as one of the most important twentieth-century authors writing in German, her novels and stories have sometimes been viewed narrowly as portraits of women as victims. In this innovative study, Sara Lennox provides a much broader perspective on Bachmann’s work, at the same time undertaking an experiment in feminist methodology.Lennox examines Bachmann’s poetry and prose in historical context, arguing that the varied feminist interpretations of her writings are the result of shifts in theoretical emphases over a period of more than three decades. Lennox then places her ...