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by Max Frisch

Though Frisch published nine novels in his lifetime, three clearly stand out as his most masterful works. Among these, Homo Faber (1957) is often linked with its predecessor Stiller (1954; translated as I'm Not Stiller), primarily because Oedipal guilt plays a major role in each novel. Homo Faber…

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Posted By paula h #56927 at Apr 04, 2008 12:52 PM


Who is the character Hardy?

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Posted By darryl b #41267 at May 14, 2007 9:11 PM

Was Walter a sympathetic character? Did you like him?

At times he seemed repressed, thoroughly Teutonic in outlook, yet his need to be loved was strong.  He wanted love on his own terms.  Interestingly, he seems to have a low opinion of women in general, but the one woman he was most attracted to mystified him.  Was that the characteristic he found intriguing?  That he couldn't figure her out?  Or was it because of the ontological pull of DNA-familiarity?  Or maybe he was convinced he was on the brink of Old Fartitude, and wished to regain some measure of his youth that he found Sabeth worthy of his affections?

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