Malina Summary
Ingeborg Bachmann

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Malina Overview

Ingeborg Bachmann's first person novel Malina is a lauded portrayal of the female consciousness. Over the course of the text, the unnamed first person narrator wrestles with her attachment to and frustrations with her two lovers, Ivan and Malina. Terrified of her past, her loneliness, and her inability to express herself, the narrator believes that her lovers are the only thing attaching her to reality. In this unwieldy adventure in language and form, psychology and emotion, the author explores themes including love, entrapment, and memory.

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