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Marlen Haushofer


Born
in Frauenstein (Gemeinde Molln), Austria
April 11, 1920

Died
March 21, 1970

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Marlen Haushofer was born in Frauenstein, Molln, Austria on April the 11th, 1920. She went to a Catholic gymnasium that was turned in a public school under the Nazi regime. She started her studies on German Language and Literature, in 1940 in Vienna and later on in Graz. She married the dentist Manfred Haushofer in 1941, they divorced in 1950 but reunited in 1957. They had a son together, in addition to the one son she had brought to their “second” marriage.
Although Marlen Haushofer won prizes for her work and gained critics laud, she was an almost forgotten author until the Women's Movement rediscovered her, with special attention of the role of women in the male-dominated society themes in her work.
Die Wand (The Wall) can be seen as her
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“External freedom has probably never existed, but neither have I ever known anyone who knew inner freedom.”
Marlen Haushofer, The Wall

“But if time exists only in my head, and I'm the last human being, it will end with my death. The thought cheers me. I may be in a position to murder time. The big net will tear and fall, with its sad contents, into oblivion. I'm owed some gratitude, but no one after my death will know I murdered time. Really these thoughts are quite meaningless. Things happen, and, like millions of people before me, I look for meaning in them, because my vanity will not allow me to admit that the whole meaning of an event lies in the event itself.”
Marlen Haushofer, The Wall

“Ik denk dat de tijd volkomen stilstaat en dat ik me erin beweeg, soms langzaam en soms met razende snelheid. Ik zit aan de tafel en de tijd staat stil. Ik kan hem niet zien, niet ruiken en niet horen maar hij omringt me aan alle kanten. Zijn stilte en zijn onbeweeglijkheid zijn verschrikkelijk. Ik spring op, ren het huis uit en probeer hem te ontvluchten. Ik ga iets doen, de dingen eisen mijn aandacht op en ik vergeet de tijd. En dan, heel plotseling, is hij weer om me heen. Misschien sta ik voor het huis naar de kraaien te kijken en daar is hij weer, immaterieel en stil, en hij houdt ons vast, de wei, de kraaien en mij. Ik zal aan hem moeten wennen, aan zijn onverschilligheid en zijn alomtegenwoordigheid.”
Marlen Haushofer, The Wall
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