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Kogler, Susanne Dorschel, Andreas (Eds.) - Ingeborg Bachmann - The Chord of Silence

Paperback, 240 pages, 165 x 235 mm
ISBN: 3-902494-13-1
Price: ? 25,-

Complex relationships connect the work of Ingeborg Bachmann with music - reflected in the specific "sound" of her poetry, her method of "text composition", her allusions to music, as well as quotations from concrete music in her late prose works. Bachmann?s concern with language ultimately aims at the ineffable - a realm where, in the understanding of the poet, also music belongs. Throughout her life, she was in close contact with musicians, among them major figures such as Karl Amadeus Hartmann or Luigi Nono. She collaborated with Hans Werner Henze on six works. A symposium at the Art University of Graz explores these complex relations. International contributions shed light on the work of the poet, the author of radio plays and librettos and the prose writer from a cross-over perspective. Thus, the multiple aspects of this report open up new and exciting perspectives even to connoisseurs of the works of Ingeborg Bachmann.