Ingeborg Bachmann’s Utopia and Disillusionment

Ingeborg Bachmann’s Utopia and Disillusionment

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Eilittä, Leena
Ingeborg Bachmann’s Utopia and Disillusionment. Introduction
Finnish Academy of Science and Letters
Annales Academiae Scientiarum Fennicae. Humaniora 347
Vaajakoski 2008, 164 pp.

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In this study Leena Eilittä analyses Bachmann's work via two key concepts - 'utopia' and 'disillusionment' - which allow her to locate Bachmann's thinking in the post war critical discourse in Germany. Already in her early works Bachmann turns to the idea of utopianism as a possibility to cope with the problems of past heritage and with those of contemporary society. It is this utopian perscpective that allows her to address the position of a woman in critical terms and to make reflections about a more equal society in the major body of her writings.

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ISBN 978-951-41-1009-2
ISSN 1239-6982