Some people are so afraid of their own feelings that they'll jump ship before any relationship gets too serious. "Homo Faber" by Max Frisch is about a serious commitment-phobe.
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The Swiss novelist, playwright, thinker and painter is best known for his play, "The Visit," and for his dark satire.
Germany is guest of honor at the Taipei International Book Exhibition this year. German authors and publishers were on hand, as was DW with its "100 German Must-Reads" project, which is currently traveling the world.
As a guest of San Francisco's Goethe Institute at the Bay Area Book Festival, DW's David Levitz, host of "100 German Must-Reads" videos, reflects on his identity as an American Jew and novels on Germany's Nazi history.
Revealing the suffering of the "bourgeois outsider," the Swiss poet and novelist is considered one of the 19th century's great European literati whose works are highly relevant today.
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