September 2011

Marlen Haushofer's "We Murder Stella"

We Murder Stella is a short novel written by Austria writer Marlen Haushofer in 1990. The novella tells the story of Stella, a country girl, who comes to live with husband-and-wife Anna and Richard in the big city. Stella isn’t a very attractive houseguest—she isn’t very polite to her hosts and doesn’t understand the attire necessary in the city. Anna helps Stella transform into a woman of the city, helping her buy more appropriate clothes.