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Max Frisch
Max Rudolf Frisch was a Swiss playwright and novelist. Frisch's works focused on problems of identity, individuality, responsibility, morality, and political commitment. His use of irony is a significant feature of his post-war publications. Frisch was one of the founders of Gruppe Olten. He was... show more
Max Rudolf Frisch was a Swiss playwright and novelist. Frisch's works focused on problems of identity, individuality, responsibility, morality, and political commitment. His use of irony is a significant feature of his post-war publications. Frisch was one of the founders of Gruppe Olten. He was awarded the Neustadt International Prize for Literature in 1986.
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Birth date: May 15, 1911
Died: April 04, 1991
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What I am reading rated it 2 years ago
I am quite proud of myself that I managed to finish Gantenbein. I never read anything by Max Frisch before and to be honest, it was quite exhausting. Personally, I would describe his writing-style as above average, or even elaborate, so this is no book you can read a couple of pages of just before g...
LunaLuss
LunaLuss rated it 3 years ago
This was a difficult novel to read. It's not difficult to understand the words, nor is the translation bad. It's rather the events themselves and the way they are conveyed that is draining. Homo Faber deals with many issues: incest, technology, postcolonialism, incest in the age of technology, loss,...
LunaLuss
LunaLuss rated it 3 years ago
This was a difficult novel to read. It's not difficult to understand the words, nor is the translation bad. It's rather the events themselves and the way they are conveyed that is draining. Homo Faber deals with many issues: incest, technology, postcolonialism, incest in the age of technology, loss,...
Warwick
Warwick rated it 5 years ago
And now here at last is a real book for grown-ups. Intelligent and utterly unsentimental, Homo Faber would, I feel, have been wasted on me if I'd read it ten years ago; now it strikes me as extraordinary. (This is unlike most novels, which, if not actually aimed at people in their late teens and ear...
AC
AC rated it 5 years ago
An unusual, 'experimental' quite short postmodernist novella, this book is strangely moving in its general conception, though hardly in its parts. It is the first specimen of Frisch I've read, and I have no idea whether (though I rather doubt it) it is representative or similar to Stiller or Homo Fa...
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