Other Literary Forms
In addition to her poetry, Ingeborg Bachmann published two radio plays, three volumes of short stories, and a novel. Much of her prose concerns the role of women in search of their own identity. Bachmann also collaborated with the composer Hans Werner Henze, writing the librettos for his operas Der Prinz von Homburg (pb. 1960; the prince of Homburg) and Der junge Lord (pb. 1965; The Young Milford, 1967). She was praised by critics as a librettist of great talent. Bachmann’s other publications include essays in which she discusses her poetic theory.