Along with Barbara Frischmuth and Elfriede Jelinek, Marlene Streeruwitz is one of the prominent contemporary Austrian women writers and public intellectuals. Streeruwitz started writing radio plays and plays for the stage in the mid-1980s. After being disappointed by the reception of her plays in the mid-1990s, however, she turned to writing novels in 1996, and has written only a few plays since then. Her early and later plays are marked by a morbid touch, absurd action, and sometimes-unexpected brutality. In some she assembles characters from
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Kallin, Britta. "Marlene Streeruwitz". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 28 June 2006
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