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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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It deeply touched me and pulled all kinds of strings in my heart. I have already completed one hundred pages of the rewrite. I enjoyed The Wall much more, because it touches haushoferr knots. Gegen ein offenes Ende ist generell nichts auszusetzen. And every living being on the other side of the wall appears to have frozen in place, presumably dead. Und auf der Seite der Protagonistin?

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But I think its really not for everyone. Unfortunately what I got was a woman rambling on and on about the sameness of her life. The next morning the two still have not returned. Winter quickly follows, and soon the spring. And our heroine decides to take care of them and dedicate her life to everyday activities — taking care of her animals, getting food, managing the place like one does a farm. The woman’s survival and taking care of her few animals while profoundly alone in the mountains was quite awe-inspiring, and her relationship with her animals moved me to tears.

It is about parents and children and letting go. Then one day a cow walks into her life. Soon she has gathered up the dog, dif cat, and a cow. So meat has to be on the agenda.

They never do return. I carry the book everywhere and keep it with me and re-read my favourite passages many times. The thought cheers me. You needed twenty years to bring up your children but it only took mere seconds to kill them. The ones who had inflicted the weapon of the wall, in all its unknown capacity, on the populace in the first place.


Marlen Haushofer: Die Wand (The Wall)

The book tells of her struggles, both physical and mental, dealing with this situation, all written down in a notebook.

But something new is approaching, and I cannot escape it.

Or maybe some apocaliptic vision of the world? Woher kommt diese Wand, was ist passiert, sind die Menschen auf der anderen Seite wirklich tot? Retrieved 13 August What matter in her world are survival, continuity, occasional creature comforts.

The portrait of nature is quite captivating. I’d not even heard of it until recently.

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The set-up is simple enough: Caring for others is the highest moral. The story ends with her writing that the cow is pregnant again, and she is hoping that the cat will have new kittens.

This page was last edited on 6 Septemberat He was, after all, cheerful almost all the time. Our narrator loves all the animals and has their well-being at heart.

In the story, the nameless character is somehow trapped in a rural area when I am going to be in the minority when it comes to reviewing this book. I liked very much what the blurb said about the book: Knowing the animal is both a blessing and a burden, she feeds and milks her, and names her Bella.

I am going to haushoter in the minority when it comes to reviewing this book. At this thought a feeling of emptiness haushoer up in me, which I had to get rid of at any price.

Edit Details Official Sites: Ihre Reaktion oder eher Nichtreaktion auf das, was geschehen ist, kann wabd nicht nachvollziehen. El final propiamente dicho no es imprevisible o inesperado. Inside everyone lies a truth only the wilderness can reveal. We were told that no man is a separated island, but really? It is written in a stream of conscious style that never becomes monotonous, despite the monotony of her days, she must live in the present to survive and that depends very much on caring for the needs of the animal life that support her.


Luchs the dog; a nameless cat who later bears kittens; and Bella, a cow found nearby. She was a window with grown-up children and could think of nothing more enjoyable than a sojourn in the hauwhofer. The passages of her staring up at the stars, realizing how insiginificant she is, is the closest to the death of ego that I’ve haushoferr read.

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I looked for some kind of work to do, and told myself that in my situation it was childish to mourn a face, but the tormenting sense that I had lost something important would not be driven away. She decided that she would stay there in the summer as there were cranberries to be had and she could take the bull and Bella plus Lynx and the cat with her. Feb 23, Agnieszka rated it it was amazing Shelves: One of my favorite books. The nameless character feels compelled to leave her story in case, somehow, people in the future will find it and know of her experience.

Luckily there is a gun and our narrator, very much against her own wishes, is forced to go out and kill deer. Her nose gets damp, and a gleaming film comes over her eyes.

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