Editorial Reviews. Language Notes. Text: English, German (translation). About the Author. Max Frisch was born in Zurich in His reputation rests equally on . Read "Homo Faber" by Max Frisch available from Rakuten Kobo. Sign up today and get $5 off your first download. A man who strives for pure rationality and. Walter Faber is an emotionally detached engineer forced by a string of coincidences to embark on a journey through his past. The basis for director Volker.
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His associates have nicknamed him Homo Faber—“Man the Maker.” But during a flight to South America, Faber succumbs to what he calls. 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. cover image of Homo Faber. Read A Sample. Homo Faber. by Max Frisch. ebook Finally Faber becomes ill with stomach cancer, but it is too late for him to.
Now I have upgraded it to five stars. It's not just good, it's great, one of the best books I've read. Secondly, I haven't seen the Volker Schlondo April 20, I bought this book in and read it sometime in the early 80's. Secondly, I haven't seen the Volker Schlondorff film "Voyager", which is based on the novel. If it is anywhere near as good as the book, I will seek out the film with a passion. About the Right Length I have read numerous books that were anywhere in length between and 1, pages long.
However, there is something in me that feels that pages is just the right length.
In the early days of the internet when grazing seemed to have superseded dining , I thought everybody would head in this direction, and that the days of the epic were over. I was clearly wrong, but I still feel that, if an author has a page book in them, they should write three page novels or at most two page novels. Hit the ground running, say what you want to say, don't subject us to the risk of boredom, finish it and move onto the next novel.
It's ironic that I'm about to start "The Pale King". But "Homo Faber" does just this.
Some Short, Sharp Examples I have read a few novels that more or less live up to my prescription and are perfect as well. Camus' "The Stranger" is one. Thomas Mann's "Death in Venice" is another. The two become lovers, and one day Hanna reveals that she is pregnant. Faber asks her to marry him, but she hesitates. Before his departure, Faber asks his friend Joachim to take care of Hanna, and Hanna agrees to abort their child. In spring , Faber recounts the events of Faber's travels in America.
On a flight from New York to Mexico, his plane makes a forced landing in the desert. During the following stay he meets the German Herbert, who turns out to be the brother of Joachim, Faber's friend. Faber had not heard from his friend since Faber decides to accompany Herbert, who is on his way to visiting his brother. After an odyssey through the wilderness, they reach Joachim's plantation.
But Joachim has hanged himself. Herbert decides to stay behind and manage the plantation. Faber returns to New York City, but meets up with his married mistress, Ivy. Looking to escape their relationship, Faber takes an unplanned cruise to Europe. On this journey, he meets the young woman Sabeth, with whom he falls in love. He proposes to Sabeth at the end of the journey, but she is traveling with a male friend. Faber and Sabeth meet again in Paris and Faber decides to go on vacation and accompany Sabeth on a road trip through Europe.
Because of a foreboding, he asks Sabeth for the name of her mother: Hanna. Faber still hopes that Hanna has aborted their child, but it turnes out soon that Sabeth is his daughter. What We Become. Arturo Perez-Reverte. Paris Stories. Michael Ondaatje. Best European Fiction Aleksandar Hemon.
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