Ingeborg Bachmann 05.10.2023

Special stamp Bachmann

Austria boasts a plethora of successful writers, which we celebrate in the new commemorative stamp series "Literature from Austria".

Ingeborg Bachmann (1926–1973) was one of the most eminent Austrian writers of the 20th century, and she is the subject of the first design in our new series. She penned poems, radio plays, opera librettos, novels, short stories, and essays, and received numerous accolades for her works. Many of her correspondences, such as those with Paul Celan or her long-time partner Max Frisch, have been published. The quote printed on the stamp, "Humankind can bear the truth", comes from Bachmann's thank you speech when she received the War Blinded Audio Play Prize in 1959 for her radio play "The Good God of Manhattan". Since 1977, in remembrance of the artist, the Ingeborg Bachmann Prize has been awarded annually, recognised as one of the most prestigious literary honours in the German-speaking world.

Value: EUR 0.95
First day of issue / available from: 11 October 2023
Stamp size: 42.00 x 29.47 mm (sheet size: 124.00 x 187.40 mm)
Graphic design: Roland Vorlaufer
Printing: Cartor Security Printing
Quantity: 300,000 stamps on sheets of 10 units each

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