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dc.contributor.advisorGilby, William R.
dc.contributor.authorStewart, James P.
dc.date.accessioned2005-07-21T20:17:01Z
dc.date.available2005-07-21T20:17:01Z
dc.date.issued1982
dc.identifier.citationStewart, J. P. (1982). Mythos and logos in Max Frisch's Homo faber (Unpublished master's thesis). University of Calgary, Calgary, AB. doi:10.11575/PRISM/15974en_US
dc.identifier.otherNL Number: 57098en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1880/22589
dc.descriptionBibliography: p. 108-115.en
dc.description.abstractMax Frisch's novel Homo faber appears at first glance to be a devastating critique of Walter Faber's technological world view and an affirmation of Hanna Piper's artistic or mythological standpoint. The work has usually been taken as Frisch's pro-Mythos contribution to the Mythos vs. Logos controversy. There are, however, no credible proponents of either viewpoint in the novel, nor is the handling of myth in the work any less ironic than that of technology. Homo faber is best understood primarily as a working-out of Frisch's concern with 11 Bi 1 dni sse, 11 or i nte 11 ectua 1 prejudices. Mythos and Logos are to be taken as examples of these prejudices. The thesis examines the treatment of both concepts, as well as the language of the novel in an attempt to demonstrate how such concepts appear to simplify the individual's dealings with life while actually standing in the way of a meaningful interaction with reality. Homo faber is not a discussion of the relative merits of Mythos and Logos, but rather a demonstration that the two only acquire genuine meaning when unified in a higher understanding which includes, but also transcends their separateness.
dc.format.extentv, 115 leaves ; 30 cm.en
dc.language.isoeng
dc.rightsUniversity of Calgary graduate students retain copyright ownership and moral rights for their thesis. You may use this material in any way that is permitted by the Copyright Act or through licensing that has been assigned to the document. For uses that are not allowable under copyright legislation or licensing, you are required to seek permission.
dc.subject.lccPT 2611 R814 H778 1984en
dc.subject.lcshFrisch, Max, 1911- Homo Faber
dc.titleMythos and logos in Max Frisch's Homo faber
dc.typemaster thesis
dc.publisher.institutionUniversity of Calgaryen
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.11575/PRISM/15974
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Arts
thesis.degree.nameMA
thesis.degree.disciplineGermanic and Slavic Studies
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Calgary
dc.identifier.lccPT 2611 R814 H778 1984en
dc.publisher.placeCalgaryen
ucalgary.thesis.notesUARCen
ucalgary.thesis.uarcreleasenoen
ucalgary.item.requestcopytrue
ucalgary.thesis.accessionTheses Collection 58.002:Box 457 82483981


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University of Calgary graduate students retain copyright ownership and moral rights for their thesis. You may use this material in any way that is permitted by the Copyright Act or through licensing that has been assigned to the document. For uses that are not allowable under copyright legislation or licensing, you are required to seek permission.