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Darkness Spoken (1994) [Collection]
by Ingeborg Bachmann Rating: No votes (Rate!)
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Gathers together Ingeborg Bachmann's two celebrated books of poetry, as well as early and late poems not collected in book form, over one hundred of them appearing in English for the first time, as well as 25 poems never before published in German. Bachmann is considered one of the most important poets to emerge in post-war German letters, and this volume represents the largest collection available in English translation. Bachmann's poetic investigation into the nature and limits of language in the face of historical violence remains unmatched in its ability to combine philosophical insight with haunting lyricism.


  • Journey Out
  • Departure from England
  • Fall Down, Heart
  • Darkness Spoken
  • Paris
  • The Heavy Cargo
  • Reigen
  • Autumn Maneuver
  • Borrowed Time
  • March Stars
  • In Twilight
  • Wood and Shavings
  • Theme and Variation
  • Early Noon
  • Every Day
  • To a General
  • Message
  • The Bridges
  • Night Flight
  • Psalm
  • In the Storm of Roses
  • Salt and Bread
  • Great Landscape Near Vienna
  • A Monologue of Prince Myshkin to the Ballet Pantomime "The Idiot"
  • The Game is Over
  • Of a Land, a River and Lakes
  • Invocation of the Great Bear
  • My Bird
  • Settlement
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • The Way Home
  • Fog Land
  • The Blue Hour
  • Tell Me, Love
  • Mound of Shards
  • Days in White
  • Harlem
  • Advertisement
  • Dead Harbor
  • Spoken and Rumored
  • What's True
  • The Native Land
  • Songs from an Island
  • North and South
  • Letter in Two Drafts
  • Rome at Night
  • Under the Grapevine
  • In Apulia
  • Black Waltz
  • After Many Years
  • Shadows Roses Shadow
  • Stay
  • At Agrigento
  • To the Sun
  • Songs in Flight
  • [On Many Nights I Ask My Mother]
  • [We Leave, Hearts Sunk in Dust]
  • [It Could Mean So Much]
  • Estrangement
  • Drunken Evening
  • Behind the Wall
  • [At the Hoofbeat of Night]
  • Spoken to the Evening
  • Vision
  • Destiny
  • How Shall I Name Myself?
  • [The Harbors Were Open]
  • [The World is Far and Wide]
  • [I'm Still Afraid]
  • Proof of Nothing
  • Brotherhood
  • [Prescribe No Belief]
  • Hotel de la Paix
  • Exile
  • After This Flood
  • Mirjam
  • Stream
  • Leave, Thought
  • Love: The Dark Continent
  • Aria I
  • Safe Conduct (Aria II)
  • You Words
  • Truly
  • Bohemia Lies by the Sea
  • Prague, January '64
  • A Type of Loss
  • Enigma
  • No Delicacies

Original title: Songs in Flight
Original languages: German


Genre: PoetryVerse

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