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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Some readers were embarrassed by Frisch’s self-exposure. It is this willingness to ultimately see truth in the eye which makes a Frisch novel often such a moving journey. December 27, by Friscj Telfer.

He continued to publish extracts from his diaries. Jun 20, Zach rated it really liked it. Frisch discloses intimate details of his life, the death of his mother, his impotence and four abortions of three women. In he travelled through eastern and south-eastern Europe, and in he visited Germany for the first time.

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True to his plan he includes numerous reflections and memories that small details like the sea air or the way Lynn wears her long red hair bring to his mind. It is really very difficult to put the finger on the very particular texture of his writing.

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Montauk by Max Frisch

Individual words are clearly etched against a luminous background and yet together they form a balanced whole. So, the novel can be read at different levels: Es ist Frisch Oh, das hat mir gefallen!

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….


She works for his American publishers and has been assigned to attend to the celebrated author during his book-signing tour across the USA, but she never bothered to read any of his works to know more about him. Of course the main character is the author, or a very thinly veiled self-portrayal in a fictional character. It is very honestly self-interested and self-critical.

Nehmen Sie einen Cognac. I remember a woman who scratched all her ten fingers bloody on the walls of the lavatory after I had told her of my adultery. In line with Philip Roth he tells his “life as a man”, relates to the women with whom he was associated, and the failure of their relationship. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Lynn acts as the touchstone, the jumping-off point and interlocutor for these recollections. Also perfect for when you’re bailing on everyone for a while, or wish you could.

A mournful, meditative look back at Frisch’s life, this sort of auto-fiction uses a weekend firsch to Montauk for a brief love affair to reflect on the passing of time. Mar 31, Tigerraph rated it really liked it. It is the story of an affair between a famous author abroad and a journalist originally assigned to interview him, a story about two people of mpntauk different backgrounds negotiating their life experiences for a brief period of time And a few moments—a couple pages—later, he reveals himself still drafting, still self-critical:.

I did not feel in the least bit interested in the thoughts of a middle-aged author reminiscing about his life and loves whilst telling us about his brief affair in the USA. A continous stream of consciousness on the trip with Lynn as well as a recollection of past events seen from Some people will rail against their fate.

Edith LaGraziana 22 October at Dec 25, Christian Kessler rated it did not like it. The question of truth and falsehood is made a subject of discussion in Montauk itself, as the story abruptly jumps from He— to I—form: Also, the story is about the emergence of Montauk: View all 3 comments. These people appeared in color, but the man, the lens through which the reader sees them, is color blind, unable to view them as they are.


Invariably they face up to their failures and they perish with full conscience jontauk their shortcomings and the wounds inflicted on others. Well, I’m not quite sure that Max Frisch actually decided to change his ways, but as we say in German “Einsicht ist der erste Schritt zur Besserung”, i. Written with reverence, reflection and truth.

Edith’s Miscellany: Book Review: Montauk by Max Frisch

Or leading him from behind as it were, because I had resolved not to read the book before seeing the place. Aug 14, Aigi rated it really liked it Shelves: They spend a weekend together travelling to Montauk.

Untersuchungen von Zeit zu Zeit ergeben jedesmal dasselbe: The developer Carl Fisher envisioned turning Montauk into a second Miami Beach which he had previously created out of mangrovesa beach resort for elites. She made sure that everyone she met knew she had started her Amity life on an entirely different plane.

This can be a rather painful process of re-evaluation, notably when dreams remained unfulfilled and when entire chapters of the biography have never been properly closed. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Dec 27, Susanne rated it it was amazing Shelves: Ich freue mich auf den Film.

Not so is the fact. And that flatness is also in the very Swiss anxiety of Frisch himself. Some beautiful set pieces though.