The Radio Family / Ingeborg Bachmann ; edited, with an afterword by Joseph McVeigh ; translated by Mike Mitchell.Language: English Original language: German Publisher: London ; New York, 2014Copyright date: ©2014Beskrivning: 354 sidor illustrationer 22 cmInnehållstyp: text Mediatyp: unmediated Bärartyp: volumeISBN: 9780857421913Ämne(n): 1950-talet | Radioteater | Tysk dramatik | Österrike -- WienGenre/Form: DramatikDDK-klassifikation: 832.914 SAB-klssifikation: Hf.02 | Ikx-fa Onlineresurser: Omslagsbild
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Ursprungligen publicerad som: Die Radiofamilie, Suhrkamp Verlag, Berlin, 2011.
"Ingeborg Bachmann (1926–73) is recognized as one of postwar German literature’s most important novelists, poets, and playwrights. Influenced by Hans Weigel and the legendary literary circle Gruppe 47, Bachmann gained international renown for her poems, short stories, and novels, and won numerous awards for her work. Sadly, her life ended abruptly in October 1973 when a lit cigarette burned down her apartment causing Bachmann to suffer severe burns that would eventually prove fatal. /.../ Nearly twenty years after her death, during an estate sale in Vienna, fifteen episodes of the popular Viennese radio drama 'The Radio Family' were discovered. Remarkably, they happened to be written by Ingeborg Bachmann herself, who had been a writer on the show just after she graduated university. 'The Radio Family' was a popular radio soap opera broadcast in the American sector of occupied Vienna in the 1950s. The program focused on a middle-class Viennese family and their everyday life. Topics ranged from birthday parties and holiday plans to profiteering and currency fraud in the commercial sector, and Austrians’ involvement in the Nazi past. All fifteen scripts have now been compiled and masterfully translated, revealing an early and significant piece of Bachmann’s body of work, while simultaneously offering a rare glimpse into Vienna’s quotidian history."-- Förlagets beskrivning