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Preview — The Wall by Marlen Haushofer. The Wall by Marlen Haushofer. First published to acclaim in Germany, The Wall chronicles the life of the last surviving human on earth, an ordinary middle-aged woman who awakens one morning to find that everyone else has vanished.
Assuming her xie to be the result of a military experiment gone awry, she begins the terrifying work of survival and self-renewal. This novel is at haaushofer a simple and mo First published to acclaim in Germany, The Wall chronicles the life of the last surviving human on earth, an ordinary middle-aged woman who awakens one morning to find that everyone else has vanished.
This novel is at once a simple and moving tale and a disturbing meditation on humanity. Paperbackpages. Published November 16th by Cleis Press first haushoferr To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about The Wallplease sign up. Kidoh Maybe, or maybe not.
I think The Wall is a totally different story than The Dome. The Wall is tackling different issues of human life, is much more hqushofer Maybe, or maybe not. The Wall is tackling different issues of human life, is much more emotional than heavy on a dramatical story, it’s more existential than The Dome I enjoyed The Wall much more, because it touches deeper knots.
But I think its really not for everyone. Wandd a very sensitive book. See 1 question about The Wall…. Lists with This Book.
Feb 23, Agnieszka rated it it was amazing Shelves: I can allow myself to write the truth; all the people for whom I have lied throughout my life are haushoefr. An unnamed woman arrives with her cousin and her husband to their alpine hunting lodge.
Their staying is planned for a weekend. Haushoffer transparent yet impassable wall through it she can see households in t I can allow myself to write the truth; all the people for whom I have lied throughout my life are dead.
A transparent yet impassable wall through it she can see households in the valley and its, now frozen in time, inhabitants. Petrified in their last action farmer, woman sitting on the bench, a cow hauehofer on the meadow. Everything equally calm and diee not alive. Dead, but hard to know of what disease or hostile deed. Our heroine having not much choice needs wanr cope with unusual situation. And gaushofer novel is a meticulous, detailed report of her actions.
I’ve placed that one on dystopian shelf though to tell the truth I do not care much about that tag. To the end we do not know what really happened. Was it a devilish military experiment that went out of control? Perhaps some foul deed, maybe part of war campaigne that did so wrong. Or maybe some apocaliptic vision of the world? The novel is everyting above and much more. And about hashofer that old life is lost and one need to find another way. How many things do we need to live?
You would probably say that plenty. We hoard more and more goods but how haushofeer things hauushofer do really need to survive? One would do without much stuff in fact. And that way the novel may haushofed read as an objection to our greedy politics and unsatiable consumerism. We were told that no man is a separated island, but really?
And that way The Wall feels like a critique of our acceptance of loosening interpersonal relationship and moral relaxation, like a statement that maybe world that lack love doesen’t deserve to exist. You needed twenty years to bring up your children but it only took mere seconds to kill them. Love seemed to be the only reasonable instict and right thing to do and by rejecting it our chance was irremediably forfeited.
The novel is simply written and I found it beautiful. I especially liked these chapters concerning one unforgettable summer in alpine tundra over her cabin. These days where she had all her animals yet and used to stay long at night, scenting almost intoxicating fragrances of flowers and herbs, looking at the starry sky and experienced such tranquility and communion with the world, something that felt almost transcendental, that even being probably the last human being still could be at ease with herself and surrounding world.
Though when she writes her account she doesn’t feel it any more, yet still knows there was a beauty in it. View all 21 comments. 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. Well, that could be a great detective story, or an alien monster action thriller.
But as apocalypses go, this one is very quiet and factual, and it doesn’t offer any explanation for the situation the woman finds herself in. Not even a hint. What we do get, in 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.
What we do get, in brilliant prose, is a narrative of survival and solitude, of strength and weakness, of humanity defined by its basic logical and practical skills and by empathy for living things. While the woman calculates her needs and reinvents agriculture for herself, she also domesticates animals and mourns their loss when they die.
She struggles and enjoys her life, and when danger lurks, it is bizarrely from the single other human being that resides inside the invisible wall – a symbolical truth of human destruction and construction, existing side by side.
Marlen Haushofer: Die Wand (The Wall)
The story is eloquently and convincingly told, recommended to dystopian Robinson fans who don’t mind skipping the fast-paced action of conventional science fiction. View all 13 comments. So, I went and got the book and started reading it last week. I finished reading it yesterday. Here is what I think. They stay in a hunting lodge. The plan is to spend a few days there and relax and maybe do some hunting. The cousin and her husband leave our heroine during the evening and go to the nearby village.
They leave their dog Lynx behind. Our heroine has dinner, feeds the dog and goes to bed. When she gets up the next day morning, there is still no sign of her cousin and her husband. Our heroine and Lynx take a walk and during the course of that, she discovers that there is a transparent wall which has suddenly come up and it has shut her off from the village and from the rest of the world. It is only her and Lynx and maybe some wild animals in her part of the world.
She hopes that in the next few days someone will qand and rescue wanx. As every day passes, the heroine realizes that no one is going to come. She also discovers something strange. She looks through the wall to the other side and discovers that eie is no life on the other side. She discovers animals and people who are dead — it looked like some people had died while they were in the middle of doing something. It looked like some major catastrophe had struck the world and she and Lynx have survived it by luck.
Then one day a cow walks into her life. And later a cat. 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 rest of the story is about what happens in the life of these four characters and more which join them later. It is about what a human can do when she is the last person on earth. It is about the relationship between humans and animals and doe environment.
It is about parents and children and letting go. It is about the relationship between women and men. It is about freedom and the lack of it.
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It is about love, loss and death. It is about renewing oneself. It is about the small joys of everyday life. The cover of the book quotes Doris Lessing on this: It is a commentary on modern civilization.