The novel is composed as diary entries of the main heroine. Fate puts her to a literally unimaginable test from day to day, when she goes on a trip to a hunting lodge in the Alps with friends. Upon arrival, the friends set out for a nearby village, but do not return for a long time; at some point, the main heroine sets off to look for them. However, in the middle of the wilderness, she encounters an invisible wall, behind which everything seems to be dead. Cut off from the outside world and in complete isolation, she is faced with the inevitable basic questions of life.
Published by Revolver revue, 2019
Marlen Haushofer (1920–1970) was an Austrian writer. She did not finish her German studies, and devoted herself to literary work. She made her book debut in 1957; she published short novels, novels, short stories and children’s books. Her most famous novel The Wall, which later achieved cult status in Austria, was published in 1963. It has been successfully filmed and translated into dozens of languages; after more than half a century, the novel has been translated into Czech, too.
by Františka Bakošová.