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Barbara Frischmuth

Barbara Frischmuth

was born in 1941 in Altaussee. She studied Turkish and Orientalistic Sciences. Numerous Publications, Awards and Book Prizes, e.g. Anton-Wildgans-Award (1974), Franz-Nabl-Literary Award (1999). She lives as a free-lance author and translator in Altaussee.
 

Books

Coverabbildung von "The Convent School"

Barbara Frischmuth - The Convent School

Barbara Frischmuth's stirring début: the narrow world of a Catholic boarding school, the pupils and their aspirations, the teachers and their rules – the expression of a strict upbringing designed to restrict freedom of feeling, thought and action.

Coverabbildung von "Nevermind, or how it all panned out"

Barbara Frischmuth - Nevermind, or how it all panned out

A girl by the name of Nevermind runs away from a camp and comes across the two-pleated toad, which is convinced it has created the world. Together they travel on and are joined by other creatures: a blind hen, a faint-hearted mouse and a loser called Little-Gottfried. All of them are attempting to escape the war, but this can now take on any shape imaginable, and the old, old world is heading for complete destruction. Something has to happen. Eliminate the headquarters! This sounds convincing enough, but nobody knows what or where the headquarters are, much less how they might be eliminated. Luckily the rats decide to step in – when did anything ever work out without the rats?! Can Nevermind succeed in halting the destruction?

Coverabbildung von "Commitments"

Barbara Frischmuth - Commitments

and other stories

Barbara Frischmuth is a master of stylistic abundance: full of compassion she takes a sometimes down to earth, sometimes humorously-grotesque look at the trials and tribulations of human interaction. Frischmuth tells of hellos and good-byes. From the story of a lovesick young archeologist who goes into hiding at her sister’s house and lives through a cathartic experience to a substitute fight between a grandmother and her granddaughter over a misplaced nail file. With her playful narration Frischmuth gives us glimpses of a simple truth: Time and again, reality is an experiment.