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The Wall
The Wall | Marlen Haushofer
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I can allow myself to write the truth; all the people for whom I have lied throughout my life are dead writes the heroine of Marlen Haushofers The Wall, a quite ordinary, unnamed middle-aged woman who awakens to find she is the last living human being. Surmising her solitude is the result of a too successful military experiment, she begins the terrifying work of not only survival, but self-renewal. The Wall is at once a simple and moving talk of potatoes and beans, of hoping for a calf, of counting matches, of forgetting the taste of sugar and the use of ones name and a disturbing meditation on 20th century history.
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feminismandyoga
The Wall | Marlen Haushofer
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How long could you survive living alone in a cabin in the woods with no electricity, a few potatoes, some beans, a little flour, and a cow?⠀
I hope I never have to find out but the resourcefulness of The Wall's protagonist is amazing and believable. It's an intriguing story. A full review is available on the blog today at allmybalancingacts.com. ⠀

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Izai.Amorim
The Wall | Marlen Haushofer
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3/4 Benediktenwand at sunset. The red is just the reflection of sun light. Isn't it gorgeous? Some brave souls climb this wall. We took the serpentine trail to the top. (The white dot you see is the dog of previous post taking a leak 😂)

Suet624 💕💕 1y
hilded Beautiful :) The tagged book is also wonderful! 1y
Izai.Amorim @hilded I‘ll try the book, too. 1y
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tstan
The Wall | Marlen Haushofer
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Dystopian, because she‘s possibly the last human. But there‘s so much more to this- loneliness vs. solitude, relationships with others, our place in nature...I‘ll be thinking about this for a long time.

hilded Love this book ❤️ 2y
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hilded
The Wall | Marlen Haushofer
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Cinfhen Sounds heavy 2y
hilded Not at all @Cinfhen. Even though it's a dystopian novel, it's not a typical survivalist novel, as it is not an exciting or thrilling book. Rather a quiet book with an unsetteling backstory.The process the protagonist goes through to come to terms with was has happened and survive is realistic and gripping, and the portrait of nature and its animals are quite captivating.Really not much going on,but there was something about the mood that got to me 2y
Cinfhen Thanks to Litsy, I‘ve grown to really like dystopian reads...I‘m stacking this for #rainydayread ☔️⛈☔️ 2y
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RiotMom
The Wall | Marlen Haushofer
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1. This one is in our upstairs hallway and has my favorite bookends.
2. Futuristic, please!
3. I‘ll have a soda water with lime.
4. Brown
5. The tagged book, for #gameoftomes. I love the premise but the slump has got me like whoa right now.
#humpdaypost @MinDea

EvieBee I love your dog lamp! Everything in this pic is so gorgeous! 2y
RiotMom @EvieBee ☺️ thank you!! 2y
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Yellowpigeon
The Wall | Marlen Haushofer
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When you want to read (or fix your broken manicure) but your cat has other ideas #catsoflitsy

Tanzy13 🐱 2y
rubyslippersreads 😹😹😹 2y
SassyBookworm Attention attention 🐱🐱😹 2y
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Babs_book_obsession
The Wall | Marlen Haushofer
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Loved the main characters connection with her animals, that her animals were actual characters in a way. She had some great reflections on being a woman and mother. It was lovely, but at the same time a bit long and monotonous.