Friday, June 27, 2008

4:00pm financier

06-27 financier
Homo Faber may have been written in the 50's but it is strangely timeless. Not until the author, Max Frisch describes the protagonist, Walter, smoking a cigarette on an airplane flight is there any clue to its time period. It is a compelling book about man who thinks he can control his environment through the use of tools and scientific rational but is (of course) ultimately brought down by love. Although not any kind of stereotypical love, more of an illegitimate racy love.
Max Frisch, Homo Faber
Harcourt May 1994

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