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Friedrich Dürrenmatt (January 5, 1921 - December 14, 1990) was a Swiss author and dramatist.

He was born in Konolfingen[?] near Bern. The politically active author gained fame largely due to his avant-garde dramas, philosophically deep crime novels, and often macabre satire.

The Visit (Der Besuch der alten Dame (1956)) which tells of a rich benefactor visiting her beneficiaries, is the work best known in the United States. The Physicists (Die Physiker (1962)) has also been presented in translation.

He died in Neuchâtel[?].

Selected Bibliography

  • Es steht geschrieben (1947)
  • Der Blinde (1947)
  • Der Richter und sein Henker (1952)
  • Die Ehe des Herrn Mississippi (1952)
  • Der Verdacht (1953)
  • Der Besuch der alten Dame (1956)
  • Die Panne (1956)
  • Die Physiker (1962)
  • Der Meteor (1966)
  • Play Strindberg (1969)
  • Der Sturz (1971)
  • Achterloo (1982)
  • Justiz (1985)



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