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The Inspector Barlach Mysteries: The Judge and His Hangman and Suspicion
     

The Inspector Barlach Mysteries: The Judge and His Hangman and Suspicion

by Friedrich Durrenmatt
 

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ISBN-10: 0226174441

ISBN-13: 9780226174440

Pub. Date: 11/01/2006

Publisher: University of Chicago Press


This volume offers bracing new translations of two precursors to the modern detective novel by Friedrich Dürrenmatt, whose genre-bending mysteries recall the work of Alain Robbe-Grillet and anticipate the postmodern fictions of Paul Auster and other contemporary neo-noir novelists. Both mysteries follow Inspector Barlach as he moves through worlds in which

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This volume offers bracing new translations of two precursors to the modern detective novel by Friedrich Dürrenmatt, whose genre-bending mysteries recall the work of Alain Robbe-Grillet and anticipate the postmodern fictions of Paul Auster and other contemporary neo-noir novelists. Both mysteries follow Inspector Barlach as he moves through worlds in which the distinction between crime and justice seems to have vanished. In The Judge and His Hangman, Barlach forgoes the arrest of a murderer in order to manipulate him into killing another, more elusive criminal. And in Suspicion, Barlach pursues a former Nazi doctor by checking into his clinic with the hope of forcing him to reveal himself. The result is two thrillers that bring existential philosophy and the detective genre into dazzling convergence. 

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780226174440
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Publication date:
11/01/2006
Pages:
208
Sales rank:
894,528
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents


Foreword by Sven Birkerts
 
The Judge and His Hangman
 
Suspicion

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