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…”Die Wand” (The Wall) by Austrian author Marlen Haushofer. It is an allegorical novel about a woman from a city who finds herself alone in the woods and has to survive in the nature amongst animals. The book is written in diary form and the style grabs the reader immediately. I never thought I’d be fascinated by such a book but it had a certain atmosphere which was irresistible.
It seems that Haushofer has a certain “cult” status and “The Wall” was also turned into an equally successful film.
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