Montauk [Max Frisch, Goeffrey Skelton, Jonathan Dee] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Max Frisch’s candid story of his affair with a young. Max Frisch’s Montauk, packed with these dissolving moments, is one of a small handful of works toward which I feel proprietary, if not downright. And others may find that they should write their memoirs, if they are born writers or not. In the autobiographical novel Montauk by Max Frisch the.

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Frisch discloses intimate details of his life, the death of his mother, his impotence and four abortions frsich three women. Nichts Neues, nicht spannend und nicht neu.

In New York, he meets a young woman in her thirties. At one point or another in life most people look back on their past to take stock of what they did or failed to do or went through and of how they feel about people who were at their side during short or long periods of time. It can just as easily appear as swagger as it can an act of contrition, and this book has the flavor of both.

This article does not cite any sources. This so annoyed the Spirit of Fire that he openly denounced the Manitou, after having coaxed the Spirit of Hell to heave him up some of the stones from his furnace.

They are heroic people too. Dec 27, Susanne rated it it friscu amazing Shelves: Please help improve it by rewriting it in an encyclopedic style. Retrieved from ” https: The author also reflects on his work, ranging from the parallel work being a young architect on one side and as author of theatre plays on the other up to the always the same questions his later novels triggered on press conferences.

Lists with This Book. The soil is rich, the grass is green and plentiful; the best patches of Indian corn and vegetables I saw last autumn are within gun shot of the salt waves of the Atlantic…. Literatur hebt den Augenblick auf, dazu gibt es sie. In addition, he wrote some highly intelligent political dramas, such as Andorra and The Fireraisers.


An hour later, we were all three dining together. He is not in love.

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Fisher then proceeded to build roads, modern infrastructure plumbing, electricity and sporting amenities: Lynn acts as the touchstone, the jumping-off point and interlocutor for these recollections. It first appeared in and takes an exceptional position in Frisch’s work.

Oct 27, Tsvetelina Mareva rated it really liked it. I personally read it early because the publisher granted me an advance copy in exchange for an honest review. Remarkably, also in our age of widespread and unrestrained traveling, I remain mesmerised by the exoticism of his locales whether it’s his beloved Ticino, Greece, Cuba or US.

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Montauk by Max Frisch

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Some of the major themes in his work are the search or loss of one’s identity; guilt and innocence the spiritual crisis fridch the modern world after Nietzsche proclaimed that “God is dead” ; technological omnipotence the human belief that everything was possible and technology allowed humans to control everything versus fate especially in Homo faber ; and also Switzerland’s idealized self-image as a tolerant democracy based on consensus — criticizing that as illusion and portraying people and especially the Swiss as being scared by their own liberty and being preoccupied mainly with controlling every part of their life.

Montauk is the arbitrary setting of this story, but the book does feature some evocative passages describing the abandoned base—now a state park, Camp Hero, where you can still see a now-iconic, football-field-sized radar reflector—especially at the beginning and the end, when the writers engage in actual storytelling and not interminable technological exposition.

Refresh and try again. Fisch the Manitou loosed his thunder-bolts, silenced by their noise the Spirit of Hell, and whirled to destruction the Spirit of Fire…I am strongly inclined to think there must have been some such commotion to have produced on the peninsula of Montaukett the diversity of soil, hill, dale, table-land, rock and water as we find there. This is definitely an example of expecting a book to be entirely different from what it is.


The irregular shore line and a number of small islands…form a veritable patchwork of smaller peninsulas, straits and bays which afford many miles of beaches, dunes and varied waters for cruising, fishing, swimming, golfing and other forms of recreation.

Montauk tells the autobiographical story of an montaul writer, Frisch or at least a version of him, spending a weekend with his much younger lover, Lynn, in the holiday town of the same name on Long Island.

But I had a hard time adjusting to the rough description of what was supposed to be happening in the present in Montauk. Especially in the off-season. So, the novel can be read at different levels: Views Read Edit View history. Jun 20, Zach rated it really liked it. Some beautiful set pieces though.

Montauk by Max Frisch

Inhe was awarded a grant by the Rockefeller Trust and spent one year in the U. Frisch is dissatisfied with his stories, which he merely wrote serving the audience, but concealed large parts of his own life, and downright betrayed himself. These people appeared in color, but the man, the lens montau which the reader sees them, is color blind, unable to view them as they are.

Rapid skips between the different phases of life are a bit arduous but worth it and part of the desired feeling. Not even an international film production of Homo Faber under the title Voyager starring Sam Shephard and Julie Delpie could trigger a sustained renaissance of his work. Ffisch another episode he reveals his inability to deal with a paralyzed neighbour, who turns out to be his first love.

At his side is Lynn, a year-old publisher employee who is signed to serve him throughout the trip, but has not read one line from the author’s work.