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An extraordinary study of time and space,
This review is from: Man in the Holocene (Harvest Book) (Paperback)
This is an extraordinary little book, examining the passage of time and sense of place as an old man is trapped in his home by torrential rain in the valleys off Ticino in the Swiss alps. His introspection grows as the his isolation goes on, and he begins to think profoundly about his own life, and also to have startling insights about the place he lives and it's power. The build up of tension and pressure as the rain continues is extraordinary, and the book is typical of Frisch in combining complex ambiguous emotion with sensitivity, humour and regret.