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Jib Door, the (1957) [Novel]
by Marlen Haushofer Rating: No votes (Rate!)
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Summary (From the publisher):

In this novel the protagonist struggles with almost solipsistic isolation, alternating with a delight in solitude and routine. In narrative form punctuated by diary entries, the author describes in plain, almost prosaic detail these struggles and the ultimately futile attempt Annette makes to escape their cycle.

To read Haushofer well requires and enables courage, for her realities are banal and cold, her consolations bleak, hard-worn -- and paradoxical, but one is left with a vital sense of affirmation.

Original title: Die Tapetentür
Original languages: German


Genre: FictionGeneral FictionLiterary Fiction/classics
FictionGeneral FictionTroubled Lives

Edition #1: The Jib Door

The Jib Door (1998)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Translated by: Jerome C. Samuelson
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Manifested in:

The Jib Door (December 1998)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: Riverside, CA
Publisher: Ariadne Press
ISBN: 1572410604
Pages: 139

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