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Andorra

Andorra

Author: Max Frisch, Peter Hutchinson
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 0415115647
Pages: 126
Year: 1994
This new edition of the German classic Andorra has been revised to meet the needs of today's student. Peter Huchinson's superb editorial material provides invaluble support in guiding the student through the play. This new edition contains: * A new, full introduction to the play's historical background * Student-friendly notes and critical commentary which are written in English and which appear on the same page as the text * Extensive annotation * An expanded vocabulary section * Revised page design that presents the text and notes clearly.
Andorra

Andorra

Author: Peter Hutchinson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135860637
Pages: 164
Year: 2013-04-15
This new edition of the German classic Andorra has been revised to meet the needs of today's student. Peter Huchinson's superb editorial material provides invaluble support in guiding the student through the play. This new edition contains: * A new, full introduction to the play's historical background * Student-friendly notes and critical commentary which are written in English and which appear on the same page as the text * Extensive annotation * An expanded vocabulary section * Revised page design that presents the text and notes clearly.
A Companion to the Works of Max Frisch

A Companion to the Works of Max Frisch

Author: Olaf Berwald
Publisher: Boydell & Brewer
ISBN: 1571134182
Pages: 240
Year: 2013
A comprehensive advanced introduction to and scholarly commentary on the work of the Swiss writer Max Frisch, one of the leading German-language dramatists and novelists of the late twentieth century.
An Answer from the Silence

An Answer from the Silence

Author: Max Frisch, Peter von Matt
Publisher: German List
ISBN: 1906497923
Pages: 118
Year: 2011
This novel by esteemed Swiss writer Max Frisch is an exploration of the question: “Why don’t we live when we know we’re here just this one time, just one single, unrepeatable time in this unutterably magnificent world?!” This outcry against the emptiness of ordinary everyday life uttered by the hero of Frisch’s book is countered by “an answer from the silence” he meets when face-to-face with death. When An Answer from the Silence begins, the protagonist has just turned thirty and is engaged to be married and about to start work as a teacher. Frightened by the idea of settling down, he journeys to the Alps in a do-or-die effort to climb the unclimbed North Ridge, and by doing so prove he is not ordinary. But having reached the top he returns not in triumph, but in frostbitten shock, having come dangerously close to death. This highly personal early novel reflects a crisis in Frisch’s own life, and perhaps because of this intimate connection, he refused to allow it to be included in his Collected Works in the 1970s. Now available in English, this distinctive book will thrill fans of Frisch’s other works.
Andorra, A Play in Twelve Scenes. Translated by Michael Bullock

Andorra, A Play in Twelve Scenes. Translated by Michael Bullock

Author: Max Frisch
Publisher:
ISBN:
Pages: 88
Year: 1964

Andorra

Andorra

Author: Peter Cameron
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 1429927143
Pages: 272
Year: 2009-04-27
For mysterious reasons, a man forsakes his American life and arrives in a strange country called Andorra. He settles into the grand--and only--hotel in its seaside capital, and gradually makes the aquaintance of this tiny city's most prominent residents: the ancient Mrs. Reinhardt, who has a lifetime lease on the penthouse in the hotel; Sophonsobia Quay, the kayaking matriarch of an Andorran dynasty; and the Ricky Dents, an Australian couple who share a first name, a gigantic dog, and a volatile secret. As the stranger reveals himself to his new friends, and becomes entangled in their lives, the mystery of his own origin deepens. What is he hiding, and why? And when a mutilated dead body appears in the harbor, everyone is a suspect, including our narrator. Part thriller, part comedy of manners, part surrealistic dream, Andorra is "a work of remarkable and sustained invention and imagination . . . a nearly perfect book" (Robert Drake, The Philadelphia Inquirer).
Zurich Transit

Zurich Transit

Author: Max Frisch, Birgit Schreyer
Publisher:
ISBN: 190649763X
Pages: 84
Year: 2010-01-01
This screenplay by Swiss playwright and novelist Max Frisch was developed from an episode in his 1964 novel Gantenbein, or A Wilderness of Mirrors. At the center of both works is Theo Ehrismann, a man who cannot seem to change his life no matter how many times he resolves to do so. Chance comes to Theo one day upon returning from a trip abroad—he arrives home to read his own obituary in the paper. He shows up just on time for his own funeral and observes the attending mourners, and yet he is not able to reveal himself to them, and especially not to his wife. “How does one say that he is alive,” wonders Theo. Life, as Frisch said, “is the sum of events that happen by chance, and it always could as well have turned out differently; there is not a single action or omission that does not allow for variables in the future.” Zurich Transit presents Frisch at the height of his dramatic powers and exemplifies his ardent believe in a dramaturgy of coincidence rather than causality.
Man in the Holocene

Man in the Holocene

Author: Max Frisch, Geoffrey Skelton
Publisher: Dalkey Archive Press
ISBN: 1564784665
Pages: 113
Year: 2007
"A luminous parable . . . A masterpiece." The New York Times
Volume 12, Tome I: Kierkegaard's Influence on Literature, Criticism and Art

Volume 12, Tome I: Kierkegaard's Influence on Literature, Criticism and Art

Author: Jon Stewart
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351875264
Pages: 282
Year: 2016-12-05
While Kierkegaard is primarily known as a philosopher or religious thinker, his writings have also been used extensively by literary writers, critics and artists worldwide who have been attracted to his creative mixing of genres, his complex use of pseudonyms, his rhetoric and literary style, and his rich images, parables, and allegories. The goal of the present volume is to document this influence in different language groups and traditions. Tome I explores Kierkegaard’s influence on literature and art in the Germanophone world. He was an important source of inspiration for German writers such as Theodor Fontane, Thomas Mann, Rainer Maria Rilke, Alfred Andersch, and Martin Walser. Kierkegaard’s influence was particularly strong in Austria during the generation of modernist authors such as Rudolf Kassner, Karl Kraus, Robert Musil, and Hermann Broch. Due presumably in part to the German translations of Kierkegaard in the Austrian cultural journal Der Brenner, Kierkegaard continued to be used by later figures such as the novelist and playwright, Thomas Bernhard. His thought was also appropriated in Switzerland through the works of Max Frisch and Friedrich Dürrenmatt. The famous Czech author Franz Kafka identified personally with Kierkegaard’s love story with Regine Olsen and made use of his reflections on this and other topics.
Three Plays

Three Plays

Author: Max Frisch
Publisher:
ISBN:
Pages: 273
Year: 2002
The three plays collected in this volume were the first of Max Frisch's dramatic works to reach the public. Now for the first time they appear in English, thanks to the translation skills of Michael Bullock. These plays are of special interest both to students of modern drama and admirers of Frisch. Santa Cruz (1944), Frisch's first dramatic effort, has as its subtitle 'A Romance', and represents an element of fantasy that runs through all his writing, but was never again to occupy such a pre-eminent position. Now They're Singing Again (1945), written under the immediate impression of World War II, tells of a soldier who is traumatised by what he sees, hears and feels on his journey through the smouldering battlefields of Central Europe. The radio play Rip Van Winkle (1953), written after Frisch heard the legend during his stay in the USA, foreshadows his novel Stiller. A famous sculptor returns to his native Switzerland after a long absence, during which he feels that his experiences have changed him into another person. He vehemently denies being the man everyone, including his wife, believes him to be. The theme, the imposition of identity, underlies virtually all Frisch's writing and became a central element in his philosophy. (various cast)
Max Frisch

Max Frisch

Author: Max Frisch
Publisher: Burns & Oates
ISBN:
Pages: 353
Year: 1989
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."
Biography

Biography

Author: Max Frisch (Ecrivain), Birgit Schreyer Duarte
Publisher: Seagull Books Pvt Ltd
ISBN: 190649746X
Pages: 121
Year: 2010-01-01
In this play by Swiss playwright and novelist Max Frisch, a middle-aged behavioral researcher Kürmann is given the opportunity to start his life over at any point he chooses and change his decisions and actions in matters both serious and mundane—He could save his marriage, become politically active, take better care of his health, or even change the color of his living-room furniture. Despite his intention to apply the wisdom he has acquired with age, Kürmann finds himself inexorably trapped in the same decisions. Ultimately proving fatal, Kürmann’s life game interrogates how much of our own path is shaped by seemingly random factors and how much is in fact predetermined by our own limited, conditioned selves. The play’s central idea—that our lives are nothing but a self-conscious play with imaginary identities—is brilliantly captured in Biography’s dramaturgical form, set up a theatre rehearsal as the metaphor for the endless possibilities and variables of the game of life. Frisch’s own revised, dramatically heightened version of his play celebrates not only the theatre as a form of self-expression but also the human condition in all its potential and limitations as it showcases both comic and tragic outcomes that define all our lives.
Plays Of Max Frisch

Plays Of Max Frisch

Author: Michael Butler, Stefanie Sachsenmaier
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1349178535
Pages: 181
Year: 2015-12-30

Don Juan

Don Juan

Author: Max Frisch
Publisher:
ISBN:
Pages: 117
Year: 1979

Montauk

Montauk

Author: Max Frisch
Publisher: Tin House Books
ISBN: 194104025X
Pages: 140
Year: 2016-04-16
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 life, along with creeping fears of mortality. He paints a bittersweet portrait that is sometimes painful and sometimes humorous, but always affecting. Emotionally raw and formally innovative, Frisch’s novel collapses the distinction between art and life, but leaves the reader with a richer understanding of both.