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Marlen Haushofer

Biography

Marlen Haushofer was born Marie Helene Frauendorfer in 1920 in Frauenstein. Her father was a forester. After attending Catholic school in Linz, she studied German language and literature in Vienna and then in Graz. She married a dentist, Manfred Haushofer. They divorced but remarried and had a son. She also had a son from a previous relationship. After the war, she started publishing stories in magazines. She is best-known for her novel Die Wand (The Wall), a dystopian novel about a woman, who is trapped behind a transparent wall after some catastrophe and has to live on her own. She died of cancer in 1970.

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Marlen Haushofer und Otto Jungmair – Ihre Wurzeln in Molln (in German)

Bibliography

1952 Das fünfte Jahr (novella)
1955 Eine Handvoll Leben (novel)
1956 Die Vergißmeinnichtquelle (stories)
1957 Die Tapetentür (The Jib Door) (novel)
1958 Wir töten Stella (story)
1963 Die Wand (The Wall) (novel)
1964 Bartls Abenteuer (children’s)
1965 Brav sein ist schwer (children’s)
1966 Himmel, der nirgendwo endet (Nowhere Ending Sky) (novel)
1966 Lebenslänglich (stories)
1967 Müssen Tiere draußen bleiben? (children’s)
1968 Schreckliche Treue (stories)
1968 Wohin mit dem Dackel? (children’s)
1969 Die Mansarde (The Loft) (novel)
1970 Schlimm sein ist auch kein Vergnügen (children’s)
1985 Begegnung mit dem Fremden (stories)
1990 Die Frau mit den interessanten Träumen (stories)
1991 Marlen Haushofer: Die Überlebenden. Unveröffentlichte Texte aus dem Nachlaß. Aufsätze zum Werk (previously unpublished works)