Achberger, Karen. Understanding Ingeborg Bachmann. Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 1995. The first biography of Bachmann in English offers interpretation of her poetry, radio plays, librettos, critical writings, and prose. Achberger is a leading critic and has published a number of articles on Bachmann.
Demetz, Peter. “Ingeborg Bachmann.” In Postwar German Literature: A Critical Introduction. New York: Pegasus, 1970. A brief introduction to Bachmann’s work.
Ezergailis, Inta. Woman Writers: The Divided Self. Bonn, Germany: H. Grundmann, 1982. Critical analysis of prose by Ingeborg Bachmann and other authors. Includes bibliographic references.
Gölz, Sabine I. The Split Scene of Reading. Atlantic Highlands, N.J.: Humanities Press, 1998. Criticism and interpretation of Ingeborg Bachmann and Franz Kafka’s writing with an emphasis on the influence of Jacques Derrida and Friedrich Nietzsche. Includes an extensive bibliography.
Gudrun, Brokoph-Mauch, and Annette Daigger, eds. Ingeborg Bachmann: Neue Richtungen in der Forschung? Ingbert, Germany: Röhrig, 1995. A collection of critical essays on Bachmann in German with a section of essays in English.
Lyon, James K. “The Poetry of Ingeborg Bachmann: A Primeval Impulse in the Modern Wasteland.” German Life and Letters 17 (April, 1964): 206-215. A critical analysis of selected poems by Bachmann.
Schoolfield, George C. “Ingeborg Bachmann.” In Essays on Contemporary Literature, edited by Brian Keith-Smith. London: Oswald Wolff, 1969. A critical study of Bachmann’s oeuvre.