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Malina

(1971)
A novel by

 
 
'An intense, courageous novel, equal to the best of Virginia Woolf and Samuel Beckett' The New York Times

Part detective novel, part love story, part psychoanalytic case study, Malina is a staggering portrait of a writer trying to tell her own story in a world dominated by men.

'I was subordinate to him from the beginning, and I must have known early on that he was destined to be my doom'

A woman in postwar Vienna walks a tightrope between the two men in her life. There is her lover Ivan, beautiful and unavailable, who obsesses her. And there is Malina, the civil servant with whom she shares an apartment: reserved, fastidious, exacting, chillingly calm. As the balance of power between them starts to shift, she feels her fragile identity unravelling, gradually revealing the dark, bruised heart of her past.

Genre: Literary Fiction

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Used availability for Ingeborg Bachmann's Malina

Hardback Editions

December 1990 : USA Hardback
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Title: Malina: A Novel (Modern German Voices Series)
Author(s): Ingeborg Bachmann
ISBN: 0-8419-1192-4 / 978-0-8419-1192-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Holmes & Meier Pub
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Paperback Editions

June 2019 : USA Paperback
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Title: Malina
Author(s): Ingeborg Bachmann
ISBN: 0-8112-2872-X / 978-0-8112-2872-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: New Directions
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May 2019 : UK Paperback
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Title: Malina (Penguin Modern Classics)
Author(s): Ingeborg Bachmann
ISBN: 0-241-36624-0 / 978-0-241-36624-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Classics
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June 1999 : USA Paperback
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Title: Malina: A Novel (Portico Paperbacks)
Author(s): Ingeborg Bachmann
ISBN: 0-8419-1189-4 / 978-0-8419-1189-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Holmes & Meier Publishers
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Kindle Editions

June 2019 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Malina (Penguin Modern Classics)
Author(s): Ingeborg Bachmann
Publisher: Penguin
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


June 2019 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Malina
Author(s): Ingeborg Bachmann
Publisher: New Directions
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA