Max Frisch: Tagebuch 1966-1971 [Diary 1966-1971]

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  • Alfred D. White (University of Wales, Cardiff)

Uncertain about future directions of work in 1965, Frisch started to collect notes, which over the following six years crystallised into a second major “diary” after Tagebuch 1946-1949 (see separate entry). This differed from the earlier work in the way in which the observation of outer reality and the process of literary creation are more systematically kept apart. Some entries deleted by Frisch in 1972 at proof stage were restored in 1976 for the reprint in his collected works. At a time of fresh political upheaval, the exploration of the interface between public and private demanded new approaches. Frisch had already published several major modernist novels with daring use of narrative techniques …

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White, Alfred D.. "Tagebuch 1966-1971". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 25 May 2005
[, accessed 28 September 2016.]