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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She knows that she will always work as she has given up hope after two years that she will be found.

Marlen Haushofer: Die Wand (The Wall)

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The Wall by Marlen Haushofer- 4 stars 4 17 Jul 07, She sees no birds, small animals or even live insects on the other side. Yes there was wood indeed but not enough and so she had to cut more. Because of the protagonist’s circumstances trapped, alone, in natureshe writes only for herself and The book was resurrected 15 years later when discovered by the feminist and anti-nucleur movements and has since been translated into 18 languages and made into a major motion picture.

Marlen Haushofer was born in Frauenstein in Austria in She went to a Catholic gymnasium that was turned in a public school under the Nazi regime. Some kind of unwitnessed catastophic event occurs, creating an invisible wall between that which lives and that which doesn’t.

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View all 4 comments. At the end of the book, her fate is unknown. Retrieved from ” https: Later she explains she went to bed at 9pm on this May day. And the household must keep on running also. Het is geschreven in maar is absoluut tijdloos.


It lay sunning itself on a scree slope. In comparison with them, Lynx was a shameless child of nature, and they seemed to hold him rather in contempt for that. Even without a name, she remains singular, just a woman with her dog and her cat and her cow trying to survive even at the end of hope. The dystopia lies not in the invisible barrier with its rie properties, but dif the solipsistic interrogation that cannot afford to hold smugly to certain ideals so long as the next meal is a constant concern.

All my cats have had a habit of walking around their bowls after eating and then dragging them along the floor. The people she can see are inanimate like they are sleeping or died where they stood. Keep track of everything you watch; tell your friends.

Mooi, zeer mooi zelfs. The haushover, the grief and the fear will remain and there will be hard work as long as I live.

The novel’s main hauahofer is a something woman whose name haushfoer reader never learns. Luchs the dog; a nameless cat who later bears kittens; and Bella, a cow found nearby. Paperbackpages. Because when you get to read it, you are going to experience the pleasure and delight and joy of reading it for the first time.

The woman and her animals face an icy winter. In the story, the nameless character is somehow trapped wan a rural area when an invisible wall comes down and cuts her off from humanity. Around the Year i She can see through the barrier to the world outside, but there is no way through the wall.

Die Szenerie war gut beschrieben, ich konnte mir alles sehr gut bildlich vorstellen. A female Robinson Crusoe finds herself as a castaway in a lonely dystopian forest, and an invisible wall blocks her from the rest of humanity, which has mysteriously turned into stone sculptures, – an absurd reversed Pygmalion creation act.


Eine grandiose schauspielerische Leistung von Martina Gedek, die den gesamten Film eigentlich alleine bestreitet und nie langweilig ist.

In general, cats obey a practically Byzantine series of ceremonies and take it very badly if you disturb them during their mysterious rites. Danach muss ich erkennen, dass offenbar vieles von dem, was in diesem Buch berichtet wird, autobiografisch angehaucht sein muss. The novel, first published in Austria and now translated again into Swedish, is a picture of the psyche of mankind. On the other haushofeg of the wall is a man, frozen in mid-motion. The novel was composed four times over wwand longhand between and Information and Contacts Austrian Publishers.

The weather was dreadful but in the meantime whilst she was there, she could trek back down to the field close to the hunting lodge and scythe the field for hay for the bull and cow and check on her potatoes.

There is beauty in every page of the book and in every scene. View all 7 comments.

The Wall by Marlen Haushofer

Her name is never revealed, since it’s irrelevant. This question is never answered, just as the reason for the sudden extinguishing of all life some two years before is never given. Trivia About The Wall. It’s a very sensitive book. Bella the cow When I combed Bella I sometimes told hauhofer how important she was to us all.

I loved every word of this book.