Walter Faber has survived a crash with an airplane. His next trip is by ship. On board this ship he meets the enchanting Sabeth and they have a passionate love affair. Together they travel to her home in Greece, but the rational Faber doesn’t know what fate has in mind for him for past doings.
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Amazing how Max Frisch combined an affinity for art as well as technology in the daughter. By her mother, she is given an artistic sense while she can also follow Fabers technical explanations. Through her openness and childish curiosity she expresses ONE person, that seems to overcome the split of her parents. Beautiful how Faber calls her "Sabeth" and Hanna "Elsbeth". Both of them can only see part of "Elisabeth".
" I've often wondered what people mean when they talk about an experience. I'm a technologist and accustomed to seeing things as they are. I see everything they are talking about very clearly; after all, I'm not blind. "