Adım Gantenbein Olsun
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Max Frisch´in ana tema´sı olan kimlik sorunsalı ve ´ben´in başka bir ´ben´ ile olan gerginliğ, tüm yapıtlarında ortaya çıkar. Ama hiçbir yapıtında bu konuya Adım Gantenbein Olsun adlı romanında olduğu kadar köklü, bu kadar açılımlı işlememiştir. Yaşam, ölüm ve yeniden doğuşun bütünlüğünü irdeleyen bu yapıt, bir bireyin ve bir atın ölümüyle başlıyor ve o bireyin yaşarken ge...more
Paperback, 336 pages
Published 2004 by Can Yayınları (first published 1964)
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Habe ich dieses Buch verstanden? Ich weiß es nicht.
Habe ich dieses Buch gern gelesen? Ich glaube nicht.
Bin ich froh dieses Buch gelesen zu haben? Nun ja, ein Roman mehr von einem der großen Nachkriegsautoren, ein Aspekt mehr zu Frisch nach Biedermann, Homo Faber und den Andorranern. Am Ende denkt sich der Protagonist wieder mal auf ein Schiff, lechzt einer viel zu jungen Frau hinterher, die Lila heißt und irgendwie erfunden oder auch nicht ist und am Ende Pingpong spielt wie die Tochter des Homo...more
Okay, now that I have finished the book for the second time, I feel up to writing a review about it. Now I feel I have halfway captured what is even going on. Or not going on. Because, let’s face it, 95% of what is happening in this book is not even happening. Okay?

Wait, first things first. This book is amazing. I shit you not. It fascinated me every time over when I opened it withing a few sentences I was just baffled. Frisch’s writing style is incredible, and he manages to convey so many emoti...more
Mar 10, 2012 notgettingenough is currently reading it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: modern-lit
I want to trust my judgement and that's putting me between a rock and a hard place.

The rock is my respect for Frisch: if he wrote it, I'm going to read it.

The hard place is my 'arrggghhhhhhhhhhhhhh, it's an experimental novel. Even worse, it's an anti-novel. Stop it, stop reading it right now.'

I bought two books this morning I'd really like to start on...but first I'm going to pick this up again for the first time in a week.

I'm up to page -

? Does it matter in a book like this? Page somewhere.
Was soll man dazu sagen? Max Frisch schreibt besonders, bedacht, kunstvoll, schöne Sätze, manchmal, oft aber auch abgehackt, für sich schön, stimmungsvoll, man kann Gedankengängen folgen, manchmal auch nicht, aber selbst dann ist es meist insofern nachvollziehbar, dass die Gedanken eines Menschen springen können. Gantenbein ist literarische Kunst, auf jeden Fall.
Leider aber fehlt mir der rote Faden, 300 solche Seiten sind nicht nur anstrengend, sondern auch mehr und mehr langweilig. Tatsächlich...more
I think that feelings wise, anyone could find himself in some of the situations in this book. I liked how insightful and close to reality the depictions of human relationships were. 400 pages of analyzing situations, appearances, reactions, angles, perspectives of the actors involved, tiny changes of choices that might affect entire future stories - it made me wonder: what is actually real in what we perceive? Are we always making up stories?
I cannot rate this book. I can't say I liked it. It di...more
gutes buch, aber keine einfache lektüre! Wer Frisch mag, dem gefällt auch dieses Buch! Ich persönlich bevorzuge aber Homo Faber und Andorra. "Mein Name sei Gantenbein" ermöglicht es dem/der LeserIn den Mensch einmal "anders" kennenzulernen, ich könnte jedoch unmittelbar nach dem Lesen den Inhalt nicht wiedergeben.
Dragos Jurca
Complicated, not really catchy; however an interesting book.
I previously heard of Max Frisch mainly as a play writer but now I now he is also a good novelist.
He is starting this novel by trying different stories. Then at some point he is focusing on two stories: the one of a man that is pretending to be blind and another one that has just received and invitation to Harvard. The second one is called Enderlin, but the first one does not seem to have a name. After he is telling the introduction of his story he says "Let my name be Gantenbein". I like this l...more
Artem Huletski
Вы захотели притвориться слепым. Как-никак, это даёт преимущества. Помимо социальных, к вам чаще прислушиваются, нет необходимости оценивать окружающих. Это даёт перевес в любой беседе, вам доверяют - вот что важно. Вы можете стать советником. Или жениться на актрисе.


Вы открываете передовицу, сидя в самолёте. В трёх местах в чёрной рамочке ваше имя, несчастный случай. Слухи нисколько не преувеличены. Газета вчерашняя, вы ещё успеваете на свои похороны. Время тянется меедлеенно. Вы прилет...more
I have to admit, that this one is definitely my favourite book by Max Frisch. Gantenbein continues to explore the uneasy fascination with problems of personal identity, a topic which you can find in all of Max Frisch's novels. The narrative architecture of Gantenbein is manifestly chaotic. But that doesn't matter. The narrative perspective shifts periodically between the unnamed third person to any one of three named first person narrators, sometimes within a single sentence. I loved most the ro...more
"С какой это стати незнакомый господин, который наводил на меня еще большую скуку, чем на нее, потому что я слышу его речи не в первый раз, неожиданно говорит об обаянии мужчин-гомосексуалистов, я не знаю".

Макс Фриш

В залу заходит человек, которого ты хоть и не знаешь в лицо, а только по имени - ты сразу узнаешь. Разумное узнавание, ни в коем случае не интуитивное, но контекстуальное - встреча двух единственных ищущих пар глаз. Узнавание с порога, взаимное и настолько внезапное, что ты непроизвол...more
I find this book quite interesting for an anti-novel. The way with which the narrator sways from one possible scenario to the other is very much like how the human brain functions in a dream, or daydream. The novel as a whole doesn't make much sense; there is no one precise and clear story, just fragments.
On the other hand, I find the book unpleasantly long. By the time I have reached the last 50 pages, I've lost all interest in the characters and story/ stories.
It was the first novel I read by Max Frisch and I must admit I became a fun. Very well written, with a bitter-sweet sense of humor, deals with the daily problems of an ”abnormal” couple (he pretends to be blind in order to have a better ”control” towards his marriage. Actually, his blindness helps him to see himself and the others in a different light!). Of course, his gealousy guides his acts...And now I wonder...Was he just pretending to be blind? Or was the gealousy the one who ended up by ma...more
Sehr komplex, umfangreich und unkonventionell. Sehr expirementell und überhaupt nicht spannend. Jedoch wunderschön und bereichernd.
Анастасия Шартогашева
Good. Compelling. Not for the direct narrative lovers. Very... Well, wery national, very continental, which is not good or bad. I liked experiments with personality, easy swift frome one to another, the story of a man pretending to be blind is brilliant. The language tends to be rather dry - the feature of all German-language writing authors probably, but generalizing is dangerous.
Ah shit! The spine broke when someone walked into me on the subway the other day... now the brittle pulp pages are peeling off when I turn them... if anyone out there has a copy of Gantenbein (very hard to find a decent used copy of this and it is out of print as far as I know) and or Montauk as well, to trade or sell please drop me a note.
Heike Vullriede
Diese Buch las ich mit 17 Jahren zum ersten Mal. Es beschreibt genau das, was mich als Jugendliche bewegte: Ich wollte mich ausprobieren, Identitäten versuchen, Leben anziehen und wieder ausziehen. Es hat mich nachhaltig geprägt. Damals musste ich es mehrfach lesen, um es richtig zu verstehen.Ich liebe es noch immer.
I read it in Slovenian translation and would love to read it again fi only I could get hands on it. The only book I was going to steal from the public library because I just felt I had to have it and could not buy one. Unfortunately, I was discovered by my elder sister and had to take it back.
I was enjoying this for about the first 200 pages, but then got pretty bogged down and eventually stopped caring what happened to these characters. I like Frisch, but this one is just too damned long. I still gave it 3 cuz there's plenty of his gems on human nature.
My favourite from this author
Alexander Temerev
I would never have thought that I could enjoy reading an anti-novel, but I did. Sometimes, the style suits the genre, and the definition of identity (which is the theme of this book) is hard enough.
Sashko  Liutyj
хороший такий постмодерний бук.
Якби не дещо нудний стиль, поставив би п'ятірку.

"Каждый раньше или позже выдумывает себе какую- нибудь историю, которую он принимает за свою жизнь".
Geschichte möglicher Personen, die auf Geschichten aufgebaut werden. Soundtrack: Signal Hill - This New Year's Absence
hab's irgendwann aufgegeben weiterzulesen ... ist so gar nicht an mich rangegangen.
одна из самых любимых книг
one of my favorites
it played a great role in my life
Lāsma Užane
Not sure I really understod it, but the parts I understood I really enjoyed :)
Andreas Bucher
Identity and swissness. Love the combination.
No doubt one of the best novels I've ever read.
One of my favorite authors.
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Max Rudolph Frisch was born in 1911 in Zurich; the son of Franz Bruno Frisch (an architect) and Karolina Bettina Frisch (née Wildermuth). After studying at the Realgymnasium in Zurich, he enrolled at the University of Zurich in 1930 and began studying German literature, but had to abandon due to financial problems after the death of his father in 1932. Instead, he started working as a journalist a...more
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