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Sketchbook 1966-1971

Frisch, Max

ISBN 10: 015182892X / ISBN 13: 9780151828920
Published by Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1974
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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A fine hardcover copy in a fine dustjacket/brodart covered, first edition. A very nice, clean and bright copy. No tears and no chips to dustjacket. No bumped corners. = We ship all books with Delivery Confirmatin. = We have been selling Used Books for over 30 years. Bookseller Inventory # 000420A

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Title: Sketchbook 1966-1971

Publisher: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich

Publication Date: 1974

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: 1st Edition

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Stories, authobiography, impressions, interviews, and reflections on a variety of topics from politics to women, marriage, friendship, and death. Translated by Geoffrey Skelton. A Helen and Kurt Wolff Book.

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A work of exceptional range, by the noted author of "I'm Not Stiller," this "sketchbook" combines a fascinating variety of material, part fictional, part autobiographical, part Socratic. It constitutes a new art form, immensely stimulating through its shifts of prism, including:

A series of startling questions that probe attitudes toward marriage, women, friendship, property, death, and so on (Are you afraid of the poor? Why not?)

Interrogations about the use of violence for political ends

Reports on a society for self-determined euthanasia

A number of short stories

Impressions of trips abroad, two to Russia, two to America (the last of which describes lunch at the White House with Henry Kissinger)

Recollections of meetings with Bertolt Brecht as well as a series of candid portraits of Gunter Grass, before and after fame.

Frisch, a Swiss, considers contemporary society with the mind of a highly intelligent, observant, and troubled liberal, sharply, wryly, reflectively.

Hailed as a masterpiece by German critics, the book became an instant and long-lived best-seller in the original edition.

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