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The Wall

Haushofer, Marlen

ISBN 10: 0704327503 / ISBN 13: 9780704327504
Published by Quartet Books, (London, 1990), 1990
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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Very Good, internally clean, solid hard cover First English edition in a complete Very Good dust jacket. Top edge lightly foxed. #. Bookseller Inventory # 17913

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Title: The Wall

Publisher: Quartet Books, (London, 1990)

Publication Date: 1990

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Edition: First English

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[Library Edition Audiobook CD in Vinyl case.]

[*Translated by Shaun Whiteside]

The 2012 adaptation of this classic dystopian novel is directed by Julian Roman Polsler and stars internationally renowned actress Martina Gedeck.

''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 Haushofer's 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 military experiment gone awry, she begins the terrifying work of not only survival but also self-renewal. The Wall is at once a simple and moving journal--with talk of potatoes and beans, of hoping for a calf, of counting matches, of forgetting the taste of sugar and the use of one's name -- and a disturbing meditation on twentieth-century history.

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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 Haushofer’s The Wall, a quite ordinary, unnamed middle-aged woman who awakens to find she is the last living person. Accompanied by her dog, she begins the terrifying work of survival, and eventually, self-renewal. The Wall is at once a simple and moving chronicle—of growing potatoes and beans, of hoping for a calf, of counting matches, of forgetting the taste of sugar and the use of one’s name and a disturbing meditation on 20th-century history. Now a major motion picture from Music Box Films, The Wall is a haunting study of what a person can love when everything has been taken away.

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