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Max Frisch

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The novel tells the story of a middle-class UNESCO engineer called Walter Faber, who believes in rational, calculated world. Strange events undermine his security - an emergency landing in a Mexican desert against all odds, his friend Joachim hangs himself in the Mexican jungle, and he falls in love with a woman who …

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I'm Not Stiller is a novel by Swiss author Max Frisch, which was published in 1954. The theme of the novel, the question of identity, is a recurring theme in the work of Frisch. The narrator, travelling on an American passport in the name of James Larkin White, is arrested on arrival in Switzerland. He is accused of …

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Gottlieb Biedermann, a German businessman, tries to ignore the fact that the two men in his attic are arsonists, in hopes of preventing them from burning down his house

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Reissue of this Methuen classic to tie in with a major new productionThe republic of Andorra is invaded by totalitarian forces. The populace capitulates to the anti-Semitism of the aggressor and betrays Andri, the foundling son of the local schoolmaster. But Andri it seems, is not a Jew at all.Andorra explores the …

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Gantenbein is a 1964 novel by the Swiss writer Max Frisch. Its original German title is Mein Name sei Gantenbein, which roughly means "Let's assume my name is Gantenbein". It has also been published in English as A Wilderness of Mirrors. The novel features an anonymous narrator who tells a multitude of fictional …

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Man in the Holocene is a novella by Swiss author Max Frisch, originally published in German in 1979, and in English in The New Yorker on May 19, 1980. A distinctive feature of this book’s style is the use of reprinted cutouts which the protagonist, Mr. Geiser, removes from several encyclopedias, the bible and other …

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Max Frisch's candid story of his affair with a young woman illuminates a lifetime of relationships. Casting himself as both subject and observer, Frisch reflects on his marriages, children, friendships, and careers; a holiday weekend in Long Island is a trigger to recount and question events and aspects of his own …

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