Uwe Johnson “Eine Reise nach Klagenfurt”


Uwe Johnson

Uwe Johnson “Eine Reise nach Klagenfurt”, Ingeborg Bachmann has not been living in Klagenfurt for 30 years. She lived in Rome. Now she is dead and Uwe Johnson travels to Klagenfurt to visit her grave at the Annabichl Centralfriedhof by the airport. Nobody is really there. Ingeborg Bachmann is there, but dead, Uwe Johnson is there, but too late, he arrives after her funeral, and the action, the death of Ingeborg Bachmann, is no real action but takes place at the graveyard (where nothing happens) close to the airport (where everybody takes off or arrives). Quoting tourist observations in newspapers. Out of season is there not really anything to come for. Everyone is missing. Ingeborg Bachmann most of all. 

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