Homo Faber
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Homo Faber

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Walter Faber, engineer, is a man for whom only the tangible, calculable, verifiable exists. Dubbed Homo Faber (Man the Maker) by associates, he is devoted to the service of a purely technological world. This devoted service is not, however, without cost: on a flight to South America Faber succumbs to what he interprets as "fatigue phenomena, " and we see him lose touch with reality. A return to New York and to his American mistress only convinces him of a need for further rest. Accordingly he boards a ship for Europe, where he encounters a girl who, for reasons of which he is unaware, strongly attracts him. They travel together to France, Italy, and finally Greece, where chance and fate, in an ironic twist on a theme of classic tragedy, make a blind man see.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 228 pages
  • 132.08 x 200.66 x 15.24mm | 226.8g
  • San Diego, CA, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Reissue
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 0156421356
  • 9780156421355
  • 649,409

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12,298 ratings
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