Friedrich Dürrenmatt: Selected Writings, Volume 2, Fictions

Friedrich Dürrenmatt: Selected Writings, Volume 2, Fictions

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ISBN-13: 9780226531182
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 02/15/2017
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 408
Sales rank: 1,159,357
File size: 857 KB

About the Author

Friedrich Dürrenmatt was born in 1921 in the village of Konolfingen, near Berne, Switzerland, and was the son of a Protestant minister. During World War II he studied philosophy and literature at the Universities of Berne and Zurich. He wrote prolifically and traveled widely in the 1950s, ’60s, and ’70s, taking particular interest in human rights and the preservation of Israel. Joel Agee has translated numerous German authors into English, including Heinrich von Kleist, Rainer Maria Rilke and Elias Canetti. He is also the author of two memoirs: Twelve Years: An American Boyhood in East Germany and In the House of My Fear. In 2005 he received the Modern Language Association’s Lois Roth Award for his translation of Hans Erich Nossack’s The End: Hamburg 1943. Kenneth J. Northcott is professor emeritus of German at the University of Chicago. He has translated a number of books for the University of Chicago Press. 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. 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.

Table of Contents

Introduction by Theodore Ziolkowski

The Sausage The Old Man The Theater Director The Dog The Tunnel The Pledge  - Requiem for the Detective Novel Greek Man Seeks Greek Wife - A Prose Comedy Traps - A Still Possible Story The Coup Smithy The Dying of the Pythia The Minotaur - A Ballad The Assignment; or, On the Observing of the Observer of the Observers - A Novella in Twenty-four Sentences

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