Aichinger, Ilse

▪ Austrian author
born Nov. 1, 1921, Vienna, Austria

      Austrian poet and prose writer whose work, often surreal and presented in the form of parables, reflects her preoccupation with the Nazi persecution of the Jews during World War II.

      Aichinger's education was interrupted by World War II when, because she was half Jewish, she was refused entrance to medical school. Although she eventually did begin medical school in 1947, she left to concentrate on writing. Her only novel, Die grössere Hoffnung (“The Greater Hope”; Eng. trans., Herod's Children), was published in 1948. In 1953 she married the German poet Günther Eich, whom she had met through her participation in the Gruppe 47, a postwar group of German-speaking writers.

      In addition to her novel, Aichinger's works include Rede unter dem Galgen (1951; “Speech Under the Gallows”; Eng. trans., The Bound Man and Other Stories); Knöpfe (1953; “Buttons”), a radio play in which workers in a button factory slowly turn into the products they make; Plätze und Strassen (1954;“Squares and Streets”), a series of meditations on places in Vienna; Zu keiner Stunde (1957; “Never at Any Time”), a collection of surreal dialogues; and the short-story collection Schlechte Wörter (1976; “Inferior Words”), in which language is sometimes seen as a barrier to communication.

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