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by Friedrich Dürrenmatt,Theodore Ziolkowski,Joel Agee


Friedrich Dürrenmatt: Selected Writings, Volume 2, Fictions epub

ISBN: 0226174298

ISBN13: 978-0226174297

Author: Friedrich Dürrenmatt,Theodore Ziolkowski,Joel Agee

Category: Literature and Fiction

Subcategory: History & Criticism

Language: English

Publisher: University Of Chicago Press; 1 edition (October 15, 2006)

Pages: 408 pages

ePUB book: 1229 kb

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Rating: 4.5

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Theodore Ziolkowski is the Class of 1900 Professor Emeritus of German and Comparative Literature at Princeton University. He is the author of many books, including The Mirror of Justice: Literary Reflections of Legal Crises.

Theodore Ziolkowski is the Class of 1900 Professor Emeritus of German and Comparative Literature at Princeton University. Brian Evenson is the author of numerous works of fiction, including Altmann’s Tongue, Dark Property, Father of Lies, and The Wavering Knife. He is also director of the Literary Arts Program at Brown University.

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The Inspector Barlach Mysteries: The Judge and His Hangman and Suspicion, translated by Joel Agee, with a foreword by Sven Birkerts (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2006)

Friedrich Dürrenmatt (German: ; 5 January 1921 – 14 December 1990) was a Swiss author and dramatist.

Friedrich Dürrenmatt (German: ; 5 January 1921 – 14 December 1990) was a Swiss author and dramatist. He was a proponent of epic theatre whose plays reflected the recent experiences of World War II. The politically active author's work included avant-garde dramas, philosophical crime novels, and macabre satire. Dürrenmatt was a member of the Gruppe Olten, a group of left-wing Swiss writers who convened regularly at a restaurant in the town Olten.

Translated by Joel Agee. Selected Writings of. Friedrich Dürrenmatt. Among the most evocative fictions included here are two novellas: The Assignment and Traps. Translated by Joel Agee. Dürrenmatt’s concerns are timeless, but they are also the product of his Swiss vantage during the cold war: his key plays explore such themes as guilt by passivity, the refusal of responsibility, greed and political decay, and the tension between justice and freedom. Joel Agee’s crystalline translations give new life to five plays: The Visit, The Physicists, Romulus the Great, Hercules and the Augean Stables, and The Marriage of Mr. Mississippi.

Freidrich Durrenmatt, Joel Agee, Kenneth J. Northcott. The Swiss writer Friedrich D rrenmatt (1921-90) was one of the most important literary figures of the second half of the twentieth century. During the years of the cold war, arguably only Beckett, Camus, Sartre, and Brecht rivaled him as a presence in European letters. Yet outside Europe, this prolific author is primarily known for only one work, The Visit.

Friedrich Dürrenmatt. The mysterious and unbearably tense tale of a detective's obsessive pursuit of a child murderer, from one of the post-war era's greatest writers in German.

Selected and with an Introduction by Theodore Ziolkowski. In Friedrich Dürrenmatt’s experimental thriller The Assignment, the wife of a psychiatrist has been raped and killed near a desert ruin in North Africa. In the spring of 1922, several months after completing Siddhartha, Hermann Hesse wrote a fairy tale that was also a love story, inspired by the woman who was to become his second wife. That story, P. The Assignment: or, On the Observing of the Observer of the Observers. Her husband hires a woman named F. to reconstruct the unsolved crime in a documentary film.

The Swiss writer Friedrich Dürrenmatt (1921–90) was one of the most important literary figures of the second half of the twentieth century. During the years of the cold war, arguably only Beckett, Camus, Sartre, and Brecht rivaled him as a presence in European letters. Yet outside Europe, this prolific author is primarily known for only one work, The Visit. With these long-awaited translations of his plays, fictions, and essays, Dürrenmatt becomes available again in all his brilliance to the English-speaking world.This second volume of Selected Writings reveals a writer who may stand as Kafka’s greatest heir. Dürrenmatt’s novellas and short stories are searing, tragicomic explorations of the ironies of justice and the corruptibility of institutions. Apart from The Pledge, a requiem to the detective story that was made into a film starring Jack Nicholson, none of the works in this volume are available elsewhere in English. Among the most evocative fictions included here are two novellas: The Assignment and Traps. The Assignment tells the story of a woman filmmaker investigating a mysterious murder in an unnamed Arab country and has been hailed by Sven Birkerts as “a parable of hell for an age consumed by images.” Traps, meanwhile, is a chilling comic novella about a traveling salesman who agrees to play the role of the defendant in a mock trial among dinner companions—and then pays the ultimate penalty.Dürrenmatt has long been considered a great writer—but one unfairly neglected in the modern world of letters. With these elegantly conceived and expertly translated volumes, a new generation of readers will rediscover his greatest works.

Friedrich Dürrenmatt (1921-1990) is unanimously considered, together with Brecht, as the greatest writer of theatrical plays in Germany of the second post-war period. There is, however, an important difference that sets him apart from Brecht and this is despite the fact that Dürrenmatt did study and, in fact, ended up sharing many of Brecht's theories on epic theatre. This difference stems from the unforeseeability and unconventionality of Dürrenmatt's work that contributed, on a par with one of his countrymen, Max Frisch, to a radical renewal of dramaturgy written in Germany and which offered, in a somewhat grotesque way, a disturbing picture of the shabbiness hiding behind the appearance of respectability of the society in which he lived. Frisch, however, was obsessed with questions pertaining to identity, to rationalism, and to relationships between men and women. He was, so to speak, 'a sceptic humanist', an expression he particularly liked to use to define himself. Dürrenmatt, on the other hand, while characterised by his sarcastic exuberance that tends to overwhelm his interlocutor through fierce and pitiless taunting, has always a 'Christian foundation', as Frisch himself used to say, or, to be even more precise, a 'Calvinist foundation' because of its eagerness to look for answers to questions about grace and justice and to deliver from the top its judgement about human foolishness through the 'grotesque' that always seems to touch on the excessive but that is, at the same time, very distant from the measure of the other.
A good selection of the works of an important European author; my only complaint is that it could be more comprehensive.