Max Frisch: Novels, Plays and Essays

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Continuum International Publishing Group, Limited, 1989 - Literary Criticism - 353 pages
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Texts include selections from "Sketchbook 1946-1949," "I'm Not Stiller," "Homo Faber: A Report," "Gantenbein," "Sketchbook 1966-1971," "Wilhelm Tell: A School Text," "Military Service Record," "Montauk," and "Man in the Holocene." The plays includes selections from "Now They are Singing Again," "Don Juan," "Andorra," "The Fire Raisers," "Biography: A Game," and "Tryptich: Three Scenic Panels." The essays and speeches include "Emigrants," "Foreignization I," "Switzerland as Heimat," and "Questionaire 1987."

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Contents

From SKETCHBOOK 19461949
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From IM NOT STILLER
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Translated by Michael Bullock
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About the author (1989)

Max Frisch was born in Switzerland in 1911. He attended the University of Zurich and spent six years in the Swiss Army. He also worked as a freelance writer and an architect. Frisch is most famous for writing the novel I'm Not Stiller and the play The Firebugs. Both works explore one of Frisch's major themes: the problematic nature of living life without a true understanding of one's identity. Many of his works feature explore this theme, including the plays The Chinese Wall, Andorra: A Play in Twelve Scenes, and Don Juan; or the Love of Geometry. He has also written several other novels, including Homo Faber: A Report, and Man in the Holocene. Frisch was awarded the International Neustadt Prize for Literature in 1987. He died in 1991 in Zurich.

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