The Wall

The Wall

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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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Product details

  • CD-Audio
  • 155 x 165 x 33mm | 295g
  • English
  • Unabridged
  • Library ed.
  • 1470844184
  • 9781470844189
  • 830,582

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The Wall is a wonderful novel. It is not often that you can say only a woman could have written this book, but women in particular will understand the heroine's loving devotion to the details of making and keeping life, every day felt as a victory against everything that would like to undermine and destroy. It is as absorbing as Robinson Crusoe.

-- "Doris Lessing, Nobel Prize-winning author "
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