Today's generation might see Alice as an aging Hausfrau
, a woman who has hardly seen the outside world, refuses to wear pants, and won't let her hair down in public.
The comparison is broadened to include an entire class of women during a discussion between Faustina and her sister, who revels in her role as Hausfrau
And while the material deprivation of Berliners may have been limited to the occasional interruption in the sausage supply, the "parasitic" hausfrau
surely observed her city's gradual reduction to rubble.
King writes that "the mask of the well-to-do young hausfrau
on her way back from the market now hung in tatters and shreds.
Time is indeed running out for Lolita, a perfectly coy mistress, who will soon grow out of the ephemeral nymphet stage and become a pregnant hausfrau
I played the German hausfrau
who swept up the salon.
Strivers in the American mold, Max was a successful builder who'd prospered during New York City's construction boom and Anna was a Jewish hausfrau
In any case, the virtues he looked for in a wife were those unimaginative ones of the typical German Hausfrau
, with her 'Kinder, Kuche and Kirche' [children, kitchen, church].
The shapeless hair becomes neat bales of cloth, stacked ready for the practical German Hausfrau
, the recalcitrant skeletons that withstood the fires of the crematorium are re-cycled as fertilizer, bodies yield up fat to produce soap, and even skin is re-used as paper: one of the fluttering scraps that testify to this has, ironically, a beautiful female face drawn upon it--a grotesque inscription of lack at the very site of the inexistent whose absence it attests.
Not so, the rottweiler is the Bavarian hausfrau
now: a place for everything and everything in its place.
Everyone except the foolish Jew with his ridiculous Christian airs and graces and his ersatz German hausfrau
of a wife and his daughters, stood in a line waiting for their partners at the Emperor's ball.