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Max Frisch

1911 - 1991

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Max Rudolf Frisch (German: [maks ˈfʁɪʃ] ; 15 May 1911 – 4 April 1991) was a Swiss playwright and novelist. Frisch's works focused on problems of identity, individuality, responsibility, morality, and political commitment. The use of irony is a significant feature of his post-war output. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Max Frisch has received more than 410,489 page views. His biography is available in 51 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 50 in 2019). Max Frisch is the 692nd most popular writer (down from 666th in 2019), the 65th most popular biography from Switzerland (down from 61st in 2019) and the 7th most popular Swiss Writer.

Max Frisch is most famous for his novel "I'm Not Stiller" which was published in Germany in 1958. The novel is about a man who is unsure of his identity and is trying to find out who he is.

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Among writers, Max Frisch ranks 692 out of 5,755Before him are Clarice Lispector, Luis de Góngora, Judah Halevi, Pietro Bembo, Vātsyāyana, and Alexander Pope. After him are Ninon de l'Enclos, Jaroslav Seifert, Hugo Ball, Pierre de Ronsard, Maria Leopoldina of Austria, and Władysław Reymont.

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Among people born in 1911, Max Frisch ranks 29Before him are Wilhelm Mohnke, Joseph Barbera, Lê Đức Thọ, Maurice Allais, Polykarp Kusch, and Jules Dassin. After him are Samuel Reshevsky, L. Ron Hubbard, Ginger Rogers, William Howard Stein, Princess Cecilie of Greece and Denmark, and John Archibald Wheeler. Among people deceased in 1991, Max Frisch ranks 26Before him are Margot Fonteyn, David Lean, Marcel Lefebvre, Michael Landon, Martha Graham, and Rajiv Gandhi. After him are Ragnar Granit, Oona O'Neill, Gene Tierney, Natalia Ginzburg, Henri Lefebvre, and Claudio Arrau.

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In Switzerland

Among people born in Switzerland, Max Frisch ranks 65 out of 876Before him are Ferdinand Hodler (1853), Hans Küng (1928), Walter Rudolf Hess (1881), Paul Hermann Müller (1899), Emil Jannings (1884), and Alexandre Yersin (1863). After him are Alisha Lehmann (23), Johann Ludwig Burckhardt (1784), Roger Federer (1981), Peter Zumthor (1943), Richard R. Ernst (1933), and Siegfried Wagner (1869).

Among WRITERS In Switzerland

Among writers born in Switzerland, Max Frisch ranks 7Before him are Johanna Spyri (1827), Carl Spitteler (1845), Erich von Däniken (1935), Friedrich Dürrenmatt (1921), Karl Barth (1886), and Robert Walser (1878). After him are Johann Ludwig Burckhardt (1784), Alejo Carpentier (1904), Johann Kaspar Lavater (1741), Hans Urs von Balthasar (1905), Gottfried Keller (1819), and Blaise Cendrars (1887).