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Man in the holocene : a story

Author: Max Frisch; Geoffrey Skelton
Publisher: Champaign [Ill.] : Dalkey Archive Press, 2007.
Series: Swiss literature series
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : English : 1st Dalkey Archive edView all editions and formats
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A stunning tour de force, Man in the Holocene constructs a powerful vision of our place in the world by combining the banality of an aging man's lonely inner life and the objective facts he finds in the books of his isolated home. As a rainstorm rages outside, Max Frisch's protagonist, Geiser, watches the mountain landscape crumble beneath landslides and flooding, and speculates that the town will be wiped out by  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Max Frisch; Geoffrey Skelton
ISBN: 1564784665 9781564784667
OCLC Number: 74942001
Description: 113 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
Series Title: Swiss literature series
Other Titles: Mensch erscheint im Holozän.
Responsibility: Max Frisch ; translated from German by Geoffrey Skelton.

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Poetry of the mind rather than the senses--sparse and austere, with every detail chosen for its resonances . . . A small book but a major achievement.

 
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