Marlen Haushofer is a major twentieth-century Austrian writer and has been counted among this country’s feminist authors, although she died in 1970, just on the upswing of the “second wave” post-World War II feminist movement in Europe with its copious production of literary and critical texts. Despite the promotion of a prominent literary mentor, Hans Weigel, and the award of prestigious literary prizes – including the Theodor Körner, Arthur Schnitzler, and Austrian State prizes – during her lifetime, she was initially often dismissed as a minor writer. In the 1980s, however, there was an international renaissance of Haushofer’s works. Increased book sales, numerous scholarly studies, a posthumous 1986 Austrian State prize, and a 2000 biography by Daniela Strigl reflect…

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Citation: Saur, Pamela S.. "Marlen Haushofer". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 09 June 2006 [, accessed 15 June 2024.]

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