Man in the Holocene

Man in the Holocene

by Max Frisch
     
 

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Frisch charts the crumbling landscape of an old man’s consciousness as he slips away from himself toward death and reintegration with the age-old history of our planet. A “luminous parable...a masterpiece” (New York Times Book Review). Translated by Geoffrey Skelton. Illustrations. A Helen and Kurt Wolff Book
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Frisch charts the crumbling landscape of an old man’s consciousness as he slips away from himself toward death and reintegration with the age-old history of our planet. A “luminous parable...a masterpiece” (New York Times Book Review). Translated by Geoffrey Skelton. Illustrations. A Helen and Kurt Wolff Book

Editorial Reviews

Washington Post
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.

Chicago Sun-Times
Haunting, sad yet lovely. . . . An important, disturbing and powerful novel that deserves attention.

Newsday
Frisch is a great, and even an inspiring, writer, because he gives us the unique sense that the act of analysis is a passionate act, impelled by our fear of the world's dissolution and our knowledge of our own fragility.

Charles McGrath
....This luminous parable of indeterminable purport is a masterpiece. -- The New York Times Books of the Century

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780547971063
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
05/01/1994
Sold by:
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Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
425,830
File size:
1 MB

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