This book discusses all of Drrenmatt's major works - novels, stories, radio-plays, stage-plays, essays, lectures, speeches and artworks - and places him in context as a major contributor to the European cultural scene. The genesis and fortunes of each work are fully charted and reinterpreted, with lavish quotations from the original texts, in light of the author's 40-year research into Drrenmatt's art.
'Another splendidly-produced Berg publication, which serves the cause of Germanistik well.' German Teaching
Part 1 Friedrich Durrenmatt. Part 2 The early narrative works. Part 3 "Trivialliteratur" or "Philosophical Thrillers"?: the detective novels; the "Prosakomodien"; true trivia. Part 4 The radio plays. Part 5 The later narrative works: the stories of the 1960s and 1970s; the stories in Stoffe I-III; the stories of the 1980s. Part 6 The stage plays: the plays from 1947-56; the plays from 1957-66; the plays from 1967-73; the plays from 1974-88. Part 7 The essays: the essays from 1947-56; the essays from 1957-66; the essays from 1967-73; the essays from 1976-88. Part 8 The art works.