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Montauk [German] [Paperback]

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  • Paperback
  • Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag (1981)
  • Language: German
  • ISBN-10: 3518372009
  • ISBN-13: 978-3518372005
  • Product Dimensions: 17.6 x 10.8 x 2.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,507,037 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Montauk - that Native American Village on the East Coast - is the location of Frisch's extended weekend some time late in his life. It is completely autobiographical (just like Amerika!), meaning the characters have not been fictionalized at all.

While the 'main story' follows his weekend in Montauk and the way there and back, this only provides the framework for the author's musings about his life and relationships within it (various marriages or almost marriages, some friendships...). He is at the same time fairly honest and self critical, without hoping for pity from the audience. Infidelities, relationships / attractions to younger women, his in-laws, literary friends (as well as others), all feature, with the cases, where more discretion is required, the names being absent.

The book may be short but it is one of the best 'introspections' I have read. Probably every bit as powerful as his Homo Faber (Penguin Modern Classics), which shows some of the same themes in a fictional setting, or Koestler's Darkness at Noon.

While some of the conversations are recorded in the author's own halting English, the book is in German, and a fairly high class German, meaning you should have had more exposure to the language than a couple of years at school, to get the most out of it.

It will also appeal more to a more mature character, who has had the odd 'experience' or 'shipwreck' in their own lives and is consequently not quite as quick in judging others.
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