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  • The Visit
    The Visit (Paperback) Friedrich Durrenmatt

    In The Visit (original title Der Besuch der alten Dame), Claire Zachanassian, now a multimillion heiress and an older woman, returns to the impoverished town of her youth with a dreadful bargain: in exchange for returning the town to prosperity through her vast wealth, she wants the townspeople to kill the man who jilted her.

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  • Physicists
    Physicists (English, Paperback) Friedrich Durrenmatt

    The Physicists is a provocative and darkly comic satire about life in modern times, by one of Europe’s foremost dramatists and the author of the internationally celebratedThe Visit. The world’s greatest physicist, Johann Wilhelm Möbius, is in a madhouse, haunted by recurring visions of King Solomon. He is kept company by two other equally deluded scientists: one who thinks he is Einstein, the...

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  • Die Physiker
    Die Physiker (Multiple languages, Paperback) Friedrich Durrenmatt

    Kernphysiker Möbius, Entdecker einer furchtbaren und gefährlichen Formel, flüchtet, seine Familie preisgebend, ins Irrenhaus. Er spielt Irrsinn, er fingiert die Heimsuchung durch den Geist Salomos, um das, was er entdeckte, als Produkt des Irrsinns zu diffamieren. Doch zwei Geheimagenten, ebenfalls als Wahnsinnige getarnt, sind ihm auf der Spur.

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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" (English, Paperback) Friedrich Durrenmatt

    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...

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  • Der Besuch der Alten Dame
    Der Besuch der Alten Dame (Multiple languages, Paperback) Friedrich Durrenmatt

    Includes the full German text, accompanied by German-English vocabulary. Notes and a detailed introduction in English put the work in its social and historical context.

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  • The Physicists
    The Physicists (English, CD-Audio) Friedrich Durrenmatt $30.20
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  • The Assignment
    The Assignment (English, Paperback) Friedrich Durrenmatt

    The wife of a psychiatrist has been raped and killed near a desert ruin in North Africa. Her husband hires a woman named F to reconstruct the unsolved crime in a documentary film. F is soon thrust into a paranoid world of international espionage where everyone is watched - including the watchers.

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  • Romulus Der Grosse
    Romulus Der Grosse (German, Paperback) Friedrich Durrenmatt

    "Kaiser Romulus Augustus hält das römische Weltreich für unmoralisch und will es als 'Richter Roms' liquidieren, indem er 467 n. Chr. tatenlos die einmarschierenden Germanen erwartet. Germanenfürst Odoaker freilich, ein leidenschaftlicher Hühnerzüchter wie Romulus, hat keinen sehnlicheren Wunsch als sich zu unterwerfen, um zu verhindern, daß die Germanen 'endgültig ein Volk der Helden'...

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  • Der Richter Und Sein Henker
    Der Richter Und Sein Henker (Multiple languages, Paperback) Friedrich Durrenmatt

    "Der Richter und sein Henker" ist einer seiner berühmtesten Romane - die Geschichte eines Mordes. Mit den reißerischen Mitteln einer Detektivstory erzählt er die Aufklärung einer Gewalttat an einem Polizeileutnant, den letzten Fall des totkranken Komissars Bärlach - die Geschichte einer hintergründigen Pointe.

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  • Selected Essays
    Selected Essays (English, Hardback) Friedrich Durrenmatt

    Friedrich Durrenmatt was one of the most important literary figures of the twentieth century, a talent on par with Samuel Beckett, Albert Camus, and Bertolt Brecht. Gathered from throughout his long career, this book includes his essays that are by turns playful and polemical, poetic and provocative, mordantly comical and deadly serious.

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  • Correspondence
    Correspondence (English, Hardback) Max Frisch, Friedrich Durrenmatt

    Together Max Frisch and Friedrich Durrenmatt are not only two of the most esteemed Swiss writers of the twentieth century, but arguably two of the most important European writers since World War II. This title collects the letters that document their unique, unlikely, and extraordinary friendship.

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  • The Physicists (Paperback) Friedrich Durrenmatt

    Melodrama / Characters: 16 male, 4 femaleScenic Requirements: InteriorThe scene is a madhouse and the focus is on three inmates who are nuclear physicists. One thinks he is Newton and another, Einstein. The third has visitations from Solomon. They appear to be nice, likeable lunatics, but nothing is as simple as it seems. Are they really mad? Or are they playing some murderous game with the world...

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  • The Possible Is Monstrous
    The Possible Is Monstrous (English, Paperback) Friedrich Durrenmatt

    The Possible Is Monstrous fills a crucial gap for English-speaking readers and scholars interested in the Swiss dramatist Friedrich Dürrenmatt

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  • Literatura y Arte - Ensayos, Poemas, Discursos (Multiple languages, Paperback) Friedrich Durrenmatt

    La indignacin preconcebida o la ira caracterstica del gremio D&udieresis;rrenmatt no tiene nada en comn con la rebelin de moda. Su enfado, su rabia y su rebelda no provienen de lo superficial: Soy protestante, y protesto... Estoy aqu para denunciar. Un predicador con el rencor del viejo testamento y dinamita en los bolsillos. A D&udieresis;rrenmatt, le caracteriza la unin de ingenio e...

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  • The Visit (Welsh, Paperback) Friedrich Durrenmatt Currently Unavailable More details
  • El Juez Y Su Verdugo (Spanish, Hardback) Friedrich Durrenmatt Currently Unavailable More details
  • Physicists
    Physicists (English, Paperback) Friedrich Durrenmatt

    The world’s greatest physicist, Johann Wilhelm Möbius, is in a madhouse, haunted by recurring visions of King Solomon. He is kept company by two other equally deluded scientists: one who thinks he is Einstein, another who believes he is Newton. It soon becomes evident, however, that these three are not as harmlessly lunatic as they appear. Are they, in fact, really mad? Or are they playing some murderous game, with the world as the stake? For Möbius has uncovered the mystery of the universe?and therefore the key to its destruction?and Einstein and Newton are vying for this secret that would enable them to rule the earth.

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  • Luchterhand Taschenbucher: Grieche Sucht Griechin
    Luchterhand Taschenbucher: Grieche Sucht Griechin (German, Paperback) Friedrich Durrenmatt

    Arnolph Archilochos ist Unterbuchhalter eines Unterbuchhalters in der Geburtszangenabteilung einer großen Firma. Des Alleinseins müde geworden, gibt Arnolph Archilochos eines Tages ein Heiratsinserat auf, dessen Text kurz und vielsagend lautet: Grieche sucht Griechin. Und das Wunder geschieht: der dickliche Junggeselle lernt das reizendste Mädchen kennen, das man sich erträumen kann. Nur einen...

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  • Visit
    Visit (English, Paperback) Friedrich Durrenmatt

    A millionairess returns to her home town to seek revenge on a man who wronged her in her youth

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  • Der Besuch der Alten Dame
    Der Besuch der Alten Dame (English, Hardback) Friedrich Durrenmatt

    The full German text of Dürrenmatt's play is accompanied by German-English vocabulary. Notes and a detailed introduction in English put the work in its social and historical context.

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