Book List in Order: 7 titles

  • Max Frisch's candid story of his affair with a young woman illuminates a lifetime of relationships. Casting himself as both subject and observer, Frisch reflects on his marriages, children, friendships, and careers; a holiday weekend in Long Island i...


  • This novel by esteemed Swiss writer Max Frisch is an exploration of the question: “Why don’t we live when we know we’re here just this one time, just one single, unrepeatable time in this unutterably magnificent world?!” This outcry against t...


  • 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 h...


  • The unabridged version of a haunting story of a man in prison. His wife, brother, and mistress recognize him and call him by his name, Anatol Ludwig Stiller. But he rejects them, repeatedly insisting that he’s not Stiller. Could he possibly be righ...


  • Frisch charts the crumbling landscape of an old man's consciousness as he slips away from himself toward death and reintegration with the age-old history of our planet. A luminous parable...a masterpiece (New York Times Book Review). Translated by Ge...



  • A stranger walks out of a bar an is later found dead at the wheel of his car. The narrator creates the story of this man-or, rather, two stories, based on the two personae that he has imagined. One of these is named Enderlin; the other, Gantenbein. O...