Writers: Marlen Haushofer (novel), Julian Pölsler (as Julian Roman Pölsler) Photos. Martina Gedeck in Die Wand () · See all 20 photos». Edit. In “The Wall”, Die Wand, a woman in Austria is isolated from the rest of the world. .. Rezension auch hier ==> Marlen Haushofer – Die Wand | AnjaIsReading. Haushofer’s novel begins arrestingly. The wall of the title is never explained . The nameless, first-person narrator occasionally anticipates the arrival of the.

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You needed twenty years to bring up your children but it only took mere seconds to kill them. View all 4 comments. They live in a mutual dependence, and form a community, a we, that seldom is described in literature. Apr 17, Maggie rated it it was amazing Recommended to Wans by: Retrieved 7 April El final propiamente dicho no es imprevisible o inesperado.

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Everything equally calm and apparently not alive. Verein Kultur Plus – EuroJournal. It was very hard for me to choose a few passages and leave others dis, because every passage was beautiful and quotable.

She has a gun, a dog, a cat, a cow, and her hands and feet. She died of cancer in Vienna in View all 13 comments. Translated by Shaun Whiteside. She sees no birds, small animals or even live insects on the other side. It is all these and more.

She loses sight of the dog but when she awnd him again, the dog is acting confused and will not start walking again. When she descends the gorge, at the end of which the lodge is located, to investigate, she finds an invisible wall, seemingly of infinite length, which prevents her from passing.

Marlen Haushofer: Die Wand (The Wall)

Because of the protagonist’s circumstances trapped, alone, in natureshe writes only for herself and Open Preview See a Problem? The Wall is a wonderful novel. The only creature in the forest that can really do right or wrong is me.


The report, and nearly all of the book is a daily account of the activities she has to do to stay alive. An unexplained and invisible wall comes down trapping the narrator in section of the Austrian Alps with only a dog and some haushoefr provisions. Winter quickly follows, and soon the spring. But other necessities such as soap, toothpaste, clothes, shoes, food, etc.

After several unsuccessful attempts to continue past the invisible barrier, the woman turns back to the lodge with the dog. In Ullstein was expropriated by the Nazis. What do you need to live? I am unable wnad take that book to the next room. Pearl was in love with a tiny red velvet cushion that had belonged to Luise.

All that is very difficult for me because I can only concentrate on one thing and forcing me to be versatile makes me extremely nervous. De hecho, el desarrollo de la historia es realista. When our narrator was invited by her cousin Luise and Hugo to go and stay at their hunting lodge in the foothills of the Alps for a few days, she was very keen on the idea.

Expecting them home later that night, the widow is quite surprised when she awakens the next morning and finds herself alone. Insert space here for snarky comparisons to The Simpsons Movie or that Stephen King noveleven though The Wall predates them by 50 years and is a very different beast. This is all truthful. Even though she fears losing her humanity, she gains an identity and purpose that is deeper and more powerful than many people find today.

haushoger A woman inexplicably finds herself cut off from all human contact when an invisible, unyielding wall suddenly surrounds the countryside. Well, the heartbreaking thing did happen at the end. At some point during their absence overnight a transparent barrier has appeared, walling in the hunting-lodge and its environs from the rest of the visible world.


It seems to her that a tragedy killed all living creatures on the other side of the wall. Retrieved 4 September I have already completed one hundred pages of the rewrite.

So will I come across another book this year that proves to be better than this one? Images of Women in Literature. While they go into town on the first afternoon, the woman stays behind with Hugo’s bloodhound Lynx. Sometimes I wish that burden of decision-making didn’t lie with me.

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Search for ” Die Wand ” on Amazon. During her walk, the woman encounters a cow that she takes with her. They plan on staying in a hunting lodge for the weekend, but the next morning the woman finds herself alone with her cousins’ dog, Luchs. Her overall addition to Austrian literature, as well as her last short-story collection, Terrible Faithfulnessearned her a Grand Austrian State Prize for literature in In the story, the nameless character is somehow trapped in a rural area when an invisible wall comes down and cuts her off from humanity.

Ich habe es vielleicht in der Hand, die Zeit zu ermorden…. I could only show my gratitude by taking good care of her, and I hope I have done everything for Bella that a human being can do for their only cow. I received this book through Librarything.

They never do return.