Homo Faber: A Report

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Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1959 - Fiction - 214 pages
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Walter Faber, engineer, is a man for whom only the tangible, calculable, verifiable exists. Dubbed Homo Faber (Man the Maker) by associates, he is devoted to the service of a purely technological world. This devoted service is not, however, without cost: on a flight to South America Faber succumbs to what he interprets as "fatigue phenomena, " and we see him lose touch with reality. A return to New York and to his American mistress only convinces him of a need for further rest. Accordingly he boards a ship for Europe, where he encounters a girl who, for reasons of which he is unaware, strongly attracts him. They travel together to France, Italy, and finally Greece, where chance and fate, in an ironic twist on a theme of classic tragedy, make a blind man see.

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User Review  - Lora Grigorova - Goodreads

Homo Faber: http://readwithstyle.wordpress.com/20... Homo Faber by the Swiss author Max Frisch explores the damaging conflict between rationality and irrationality. Walter Faber, a scientist working ... Read full review

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User Review  - Flave - Goodreads

I had to read this book for my A levels and therefore I began hating it very fervently. Nevertheless it's an extraordinary book with interesting and sometimes puzzling characters. Faber shuts every ... Read full review

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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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