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I'm Not Stiller - Max Frisch, Michael Bullock
I'm Not Stiller
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Arrested and imprisoned in a small Swiss town, a prisoner begins this book with an exclamation: "I'm not Stiller!" He claims that his name is Jim White, that he has been jailed under false charges and under the wrong identity. To prove he is who he claims to be, he confesses to three unsolved... show more
Arrested and imprisoned in a small Swiss town, a prisoner begins this book with an exclamation: "I'm not Stiller!" He claims that his name is Jim White, that he has been jailed under false charges and under the wrong identity. To prove he is who he claims to be, he confesses to three unsolved murders and recalls in great detail an adventuresome life in America and Mexico among cowboys and peasants, in back alleys and docks. He is consumed by "the morbid impulse to convince," but no one believes him. This is a harrowing account--part Kafka, part Camus--of the power of self-deception and the freedom that ultimately lies in self-acceptance. Simultaneously haunting and humorous, I'm Not Stiller has come to be recognized as "one of the major post-war works of fiction" and a masterpiece of German literature.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781564784506 (1564784509)
ASIN: 1564784509
Publisher: Dalkey Archive Press
Pages no: 352
Edition language: English
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Awogfli - Bookcroc
Awogfli - Bookcroc rated it
2.0 Weinerliche dilletantische Selbstanalyse, Beziehungspsychologie und ein paar Abenteurgeschichteln
Was ja in der Literaturwelt offensichtlich hinlänglich bekannt sein dürfte, ist der Umstand, dass Max Frisch in diesem Roman einen Kunstgriff - für mich aber quasi eine verlogene Finte - gewählt hat, um über sich selbst zu schreiben und sich selbst von außen zu analysieren, indem er den Protagoniste...
SJane
SJane rated it
This never really got going for me. I like Max Frisch, but this lacked spark.
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