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Also, it was a funny coincidence that the narration starts with a crime fiction writer going to a conference in Switzerland!

But cruel turns of plot conspire to make him pay durrenmtat for his pledge.

It falls into the hard-boiled detective crime fiction. Views Read Edit View history. Once I knew I was reading a novel, it was very easy to get into the story.

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The first of Dr. The Pledge made a huge contrast with the type of crime fiction I am used to.

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That made-for-television story had demanded an ending in line with that of a typical detective story. Switzerland proves a surprising eerie setting for a crime: This page was last edited on 26 Decemberat Romulus the Great The Marriage of Mr. Most hard-boiled detectives belong lz the American tradition, so it was very interesting to see all that smoking and whiskey-drinking set in Europe.

For the film, see The Pledge film. However, given the actual ending as related by Dr. 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 master fisherman. As you can imagine, I was not happy with this, but it added to how uncomfortable I felt reading. I had never heard of him, so I was really glad to discover him and his work.


Although it has been absent from some subsequent editions of the friedirch, the title of the original edition included the telling subtitle Requiem for the Detective Novel German: However, the primary narrator is actually a character named Dr. It sounds interesting, Elena. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email.

The Pledge is also used in many literature studies, as it analyzes the context and use of symbols.

The Pledge (La Promesa) by Friedrich Dürrenmatt

Requiem auf den Kriminalroman. Actually, I have to admit I first thought it was a study on crime fiction and it turned out to be a classic crime fiction novel. Is the movie fredrich good?

Really looking forward to getting stuck into it! By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. The detectives were men, the narrator was a man and there were no women around except for a prostitute and the victim, a little girl. Retrieved from ” https: However, he was alone in that assessment and the police closed the case.

End of the Game. 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. 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.


Bodies in the Library: Detective fiction often depicts crime-solving in a similar light.

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This article is about the novella. While browsing books with Mr. It is very tough though! She even included details drrenmatt tied the man’s behavior to that of a man the original murdered girl had reported seeing prior to her death. 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.

His relationship with Annemarie and her mother was destroyed through their discovery that despite prokesa genuine love they had developed for him, he had seen Annemarie merely as bait for his trap. I hope you get it soon. But the greater problem, to Dr.

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

It was too humid, too dirty, too cold and all made perfect sense with the horrible crime and how the author approaches it. To do so, Dr. So, the lovely Mr. As much as a fan of wintery weather as I am, The Pledge made me uncomfortable.

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