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The Wall (Compact Disc)

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The Wall By Marlen Haushofer, Shaun Whiteside (Translator), Kathe Mazur (Read by) Cover Image
By Marlen Haushofer, Shaun Whiteside (Translator), Kathe Mazur (Read by)
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Originally published in German in 1963, The Wall is a poignant work of existential fiction, grounded in realism yet somehow both utopian and dystopian. The Wall concerns a middle-aged woman who wakes up one morning to find that she is separated from the rest of the world by an invisible wall, with all living creatures on the other side of the wall gone. With a dog, a cat, and a cow as the only other living creatures on her side of the wall, she must rebuild a life- and an identity- without the presence of any other humans.  A tender and haunting exploration on the loss of humanity and the loss of self, The Wall will make you think about how we adapt and survive in our ever-changing, strange realities, A survival story as well as a lost feminist classic, The Wall is beautiful, brilliant, and timely, Shane loves! 

— Shane


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.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781470844189
ISBN-10: 1470844184
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Publication Date: June 1st, 2013
Language: English
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