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About the Author: Friedrich Dürrenmatt

Dürrenmatt was born in the Emmental (canton of Bern), the son of a Protestant pastor. His grandfather Ulrich Dürrenmatt was a conservative politician. The family moved to Bern in 1935. Dürrenmatt began to study philosophy and German language and literature at the University of Zurich in 1941, but moved to the University of Bern after one semester. In 1943 he decided to become an author and dramatist and dropped his academic career. In 1945-46, he wrote his first play "It is written". On October 11 1946 he married the actress Lotti Geissler. She died on January 16 1983 and Dürrenmatt married again in 1984 to another actress, Charlotte Kerr.

He was a proponent of epic theater whose plays reflected the recent experiences of World War II. The politically active author gained fame largely due to his avant-garde dramas, philosophically deep crime novels, and often macabre satire. One of his leading sentences was: "A story is not finished, until it has taken the worst turn". Dürrenmatt was a member of the Gruppe Olten.

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Paperback, Published in Sep 2004 by Distribooks

ISBN10: 3257214367 | ISBN13: 9783257214369

Page count: 127

Kommissär Bärlach liegt im Krankenhaus. Todkrank liest er in der Zeitschrift ›Life‹ einen Artikel über den berüchtigten Nazi-Arzt Nehle, der im KZ Stutthof ohne Narkose operierte. Der Mann auf dem Foto kommt ihm unheimlich bekannt vor.

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