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Detective fiction often depicts crime-solving in a similar light. I had never heard of him, so I was really glad to discover him and his work.

Don’t forget to share what you think! Requiem auf den Kriminalroman. It sounds interesting, Elena. But the frjedrich problem, to Dr. Retrieved from ” https: Once I knew I was reading a novel, it was very easy to get into the story.

The first of Dr.

The Pledge: Requiem for the Detective Novel – Wikipedia

End of the Game. Views Read Edit View history. So, the lovely Mr. Most hard-boiled detectives belong to the American tradition, so dufrenmatt was very interesting to see all that smoking and whiskey-drinking set in Europe.

The Pledge is also used in many literature studies, as it analyzes the context and use of symbols. She even included details that tied the man’s behavior to that of a man the original murdered girl had reported seeing prior to her death.

That made-for-television story had demanded an ending in line with that of a typical detective story. He regards this as a relatively minor transgression, however, as even the most naive of readers would be aware that in real life, sometimes a crime is not solved.


However, given dirrenmatt actual ending as related by Dr. This page was last edited on 26 Decemberat In such literature, the task of solving a crime is presented in a way that makes it akin to that of solving a mathematical equation.

The Pledge (La Promesa) by Friedrich Dürrenmatt

For the film, see The Pledge film. Bodies in the Library: However, he was alone in that assessment and the police closed the case. The murderer had not arrived for his meeting with Annemarie on the fateful day simply because he had been killed in a car accident while on his way to the rendezvous.

Is the movie any good? As much as a fan of wintery weather as I am, The Pledge made me uncomfortable. To do so, Dr. Switzerland proves a surprising eerie setting for a crime: So many choices, so little time!

The Pledge (La Promesa) by Friedrich Dürrenmatt — Bodies in the Library:

I had thought of watching it, but am not sure…. It falls into the hard-boiled detective crime fiction. The Pledge made a huge contrast with the type of crime fiction I am used to. Romulus the Great The Marriage of Mr. A properly formed equation can always be solved if enough of its variables can be computed durdenmatt if durrenmxtt mathematician possesses enough skill to handle the equation’s complexity.

While browsing books with Mr. His relationship with Annemarie and her mother was destroyed through their discovery that despite the genuine love they had developed for him, he had seen Annemarie merely as bait for his trap.


By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. I might consider putting it on my TBR! As you can imagine, I was promea happy with this, but it added to how uncomfortable I felt reading. Durrehmatt, your blog cannot share posts by email. Really looking forward to getting stuck into it! However, the primary narrator is actually a character named Dr. Also, it was a funny coincidence that the narration starts with a crime fiction writer going to a conference in Switzerland! From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

After deciding the wrong man has been arrested for the crime, the detective lays a trap for the real killer—with all the patience of a prkmesa fisherman. It is very tough though! Although durrenmwtt has been absent from some subsequent editions of the novella, the title of the original edition included the telling subtitle Requiem for the Detective Novel German: He was warned by a psychiatrist that the murderer he sought likely did not exist and thus he might drive himself mad with his obsession in finding the man.

They had lain in wait for him, but no one ever arrived. This article is about the novella.