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Max Frisch, with his countryman Friederich Diirrenmatt, shares the place of eminence in contemporary Swiss literature. Indeed, he ranks high among the recent leading writers in the German language. But, although several of his works -- novels and plays -- have been translated into English, he remains little known in America. In this collection of essays an international group of scholars provides a fresh introduction to this noted author.

The three leading essays review Frisch's work in the forms he has used most extensively -- drama, narrative fiction, and the personal diary. The remaining nine essays focus on specific works or topics. Among the works examined are I'm Not Stiller, A Wilderness of Mirrors, Wilhelm Tell, and the recent Man in the Holocene. Among the topics are Frisch's use of language and images, his treatment of women, and the element of parody. Concluding the volume is the most complete bibliography on Frisch to appear in English to date.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright Page
  2. pp. i-iv
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  1. Contents
  2. p. v
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. p. vi
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  1. Introduction
  2. GERHARD F. PROBST
  3. pp. 1-3
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  1. The Drama of Frisch
  2. MANFRED JURGENSEN
  3. pp. 4-30
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  1. Frisch as a Narrator
  2. HANS BANZIGER
  3. pp. 31-55
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  1. Frisch as a Diarist
  2. HORST STEINMETZ
  3. pp. 56-70
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  1. "Ich hiitte Lust, Marchen zu schreiben":Frisch's Use of Marchen in Die Schwierigen and Montauk
  2. LINDA J. STINE
  3. pp. 71-78
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  1. Frisch's I'm Not Stiller as a Parody of The Magic Mountain
  2. WULF KOEPKE
  3. pp. 79-92
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  1. Wilhelm Tell as Peter Jenny: On Frisch's Wilhelm Tell fur die Schule
  2. KLAUS JEZIORKOWSKI
  3. pp. 93-108
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  1. Frisch's "Continuum" of Women,Domestic and Foreign
  2. MARIAN E. MUSGRAVE
  3. pp. 109-118
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  1. Wedding Bells for Don Juan: Frisch's Domestication of a Myth
  2. ROLF KIESER
  3. pp. 119-123
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  1. "Exposed to the other sex":The Problem of Marriage in Philipp Hotz and Graf Oderland
  2. LINDA J. STINE & HANS BANZIGER
  3. pp. 124-128
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  1. Frisch's Little White Lies: Self-Discovery and Engagement through Skepsis of Language and Perspective
  2. JAY F. BODINE
  3. pp. 129-153
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  1. Three Levels of Image Making in Frisch'sMein Name sei Gantenbein
  2. GERHARD F. PROBST
  3. pp. 154-165
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  1. The Old Man and the Rain: Man in the Holocene
  2. GERHARD F. PROBST
  3. pp. 166-176
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  1. Max Frisch Bibliography
  2. GERHARD F. PROBST
  3. pp. 177-223
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  1. Frisch's Biographical Data
  2. pp. 224-225
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  1. Contributors
  2. pp. 226-227
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780813161426
Related ISBN
9780813114385
MARC Record
OCLC
557833594
Pages
232
Launched on MUSE
2016-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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