Frischmuth, Barbara (1941–)

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Frischmuth, Barbara (1941–)

Austrian novelist and short-story writer. Born July 5, 1941, in Austria; studied Hungarian and Turkish at Graz University and Orientalism in Vienna.

Novels, often semiautobiographical, focus on experiences of childhood; works include Klosterschule (1968), Bildungsromane: Die Mystifikationen der Sophie Silber (1976), Amy oder die Metamorphose (1978), Kai und die Liebe zu den Modellen (1979), Mörderische Märchen (1989), Über die Verhältnisse (1987), Einander Kind (1990), Hexenherz (1993), Donna und Dario (1997) and Die Entschlüsselung (2001).