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Homo Faber : a report

By: Frisch, Max

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Part of the Penguin Modern Classics series
0141188669 / 9780141188669
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United Kingdom
20 cm 217 p.
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Reprint. This translation originally published: London: Abelard-Schuman, 1959.

The novel tells the story of a middle-class UNESCO engineer called Walter Faber, who believes in rational, calculated world.

Strange events undermine his security - an emergency landing in a Mexican desert against all odds, his friend Joachim hangs himself in the Mexican jungle, and he falls in love with a woman who dies of a concussion, he has an incestuous affair.

Finally Faber becomes ill with stomach cancer, but it is too late for him to change his life.


FA Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945), FYT Fiction in translation

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