The modernization of the Western society seems to become a universal frenzy penetrating the essence of these stories by Ingeborg Bachmann. Her characters transcend into the open world losing their language, country and identity and choose nothing, prefer to do nothing, say words that sound sweet and yet convey nothing. And in result ‘’they acquire insight to see really what happens”. Bachmann was not merely a poet and fiction-writer but also Doctor of Philosophy. Her short stories collected in Simultan (1972) are saturated with references to the German philosophy and especially to the Philosophy of Language. Simultan, meaning simultaneously, is in a way the voice of a woman who speaks about language and perhaps even the loss of the inner world.