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By Marlen Haushofer

ISBN-10: 1470844184

ISBN-13: 9781470844189

“I can permit myself to jot down the reality; all of the humans for whom i've got lied all through my existence are dead…” writes the heroine of Marlen Haushofer’s The Wall, a particularly traditional, unnamed middle-aged lady who awakens to discover she is the final dwelling person. Surmising her solitude is the results of a too winning army test, she starts the terrifying paintings of not just survival, yet self-renewal. The Wall is right away an easy and relocating speak – of potatoes and beans, of hoping for a calf, of counting fits, of forgetting the flavor of sugar and using one’s identify – and a demanding meditation on twentieth century historical past.

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Slade awoke her headache was gone; she remained lying stretched out on the seat. Just after sunset, when they were scarcely an hour from the capital, the ticket collector came in, and she sat upright. The man went back out into the corridor and shut the door. Still they did not speak, their heads nodding with the movement of the train as they looked out at the red landscape and the coming of dusk across it. " Mrs. " She shook her head with impatience. "I don't know any more than you do about it.

It was still night-the same night; her stomach burned and her head ached. Dr. Slade was knocking on the door. Suddenly she was fearful that Mrs. Rainmantle 38 would waken. She put her face near the panel of the door and said calmly, "Yes. " It stopped the knocking, and she heard him go back into his room. A moment later she hurried out toward the bathroom, cursing the plants as they rubbed against her face in the dark. Even before she got to the end of the balcony she realized that she was not going to take a shower.

Dr. Slade was knocking on the door. Suddenly she was fearful that Mrs. Rainmantle 38 would waken. She put her face near the panel of the door and said calmly, "Yes. " It stopped the knocking, and she heard him go back into his room. A moment later she hurried out toward the bathroom, cursing the plants as they rubbed against her face in the dark. Even before she got to the end of the balcony she realized that she was not going to take a shower. There would be nowhere to put the flashlight; it would get wet or fall off onto the floor, and she would be there in the dark with the water running over her.

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