The Inspector Barlach Mysteries: The Judge and His Hangman and Suspicion

Friedrich Dürrenmatt (Author) Joel Agee (Translator)
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Price
$15.00  $13.80
Publisher
University of Chicago Press
Publish Date
November 01, 2006
Pages
209
Dimensions
5.56 X 8.56 X 0.49 inches | 0.58 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780226174440

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About the Author

Friedrich Dürrenmatt (1921-90) was a prolific Swiss dramatist, novelist, and essayist. His Selected Writings, in three volumes, is also published by the University of Chicago Press. Joel Agee has translated numerous German authors into English.

Reviews

Friedrich Dürrenmatt (1921-1990) was best known as the author of clever, morally inquisitive plays such as 'The Visit' and 'The Physicists.' In the early 1950s he also wrote three short, spellbinding mystery novels, which the University of Chicago Press has reissued in paperback with new translations from the German by Joel Agee: The Pledge and The Inspector Barlach Mysteries: The Judge and His Hangman &Suspicion. The latter includes a thoughtful foreword by Sven Birkerts, who praises Dürrenmatt's talent as a captivating entertainer who could also 'play through complex moral issues with a speed-chess decisiveness and inexorability.' . . . These are slender tales. But they have the weight and texture of classics. Mystery readers should be grateful to the University of Chicago Press for bringing these gems back to life.--Richard Lipez "Washington Post" (2/4/2007 12:00:00 AM)