Man in the Holocene by Max Frisch
The parabolic novella Man in the Holocene (1979) is one of Max Frisch’s later works. A distinctive feature of this book’s style are the reprinted cutouts, that the protagonist, Mr. Geiser, cut out of several encyclopedias (on the meta-level). This trick gives us an insight into lonely Mr. Geiser’s world and lets this very atmospheric novella seem even more real (it "proves" fiction). The structure of the sentences is atmospheric, too. There are many breaks that structure the plot. The reader feels the slow sense of time and the mood Geiser has. This way, the silence of this rainy Tessin mountain village is captured very well.
The 1681st greatest fiction book of all time
This book is on the following lists:
- - Donald Barthelme’s Reading List (Believer Mag)