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German Women Writers and the Spatial Turn: New Perspectives by Beth A. Muellner, Carola Daffner

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170 Monika Maron, Silent Close No. 6 (London: Readers International, 1993), 5; this edition is cited throughout the whole text. German version: Monika Maron, Stille Zeile Sechs (Frankfurt a. M.:S. Fischer, 1991).

171 On the one hand, it’s really quiet there: “The mansions are surrounded by a strange silence, strollers suddenly talk quietly; the houses and front gardens seem frightening, the whole district “as bleak as a mining town after a goldrush” (7). On the other hand, silence is a motif for dilapidation and hidden guilt which intensifies during the course of the novel and symbolizes the stagnating, ideologically depressed system. Unstoppably doomed, the system in Silent Close sticks to the deceptive order that cannot conceal its real state ...

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