Max Frisch: Biografie: Ein Spiel [Biography: A Game]

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  • Judith Ricker-Abderhalden (University of Arkansas)

After an absence from the stage of seven years, Max Frisch made a triumphant return with Biografie: Ein Spiel [Biography: A Game, 1967], a play many consider to be the more successful realization of themes and techniques already employed in his 1964 experimental novel Mein Name sei Gantenbein [A Wilderness of Mirrors]. The author's earliest major themes of identity, marriage, fidelity, guilt, and self-deception are now augmented by additional themes such as aging, impotence, and illness which will take on added significance in later works (Tagebuch 1966-1971 [Diary 1966-1971], Montauk, Der …

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Ricker-Abderhalden, Judith. "Biografie: Ein Spiel". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 14 February 2007
[, accessed 25 September 2016.]