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

Retrieved from ” https: However, he was alone in that assessment and the police closed the case. I hope you get it soon. This page was last edited on 26 Decemberat But the greater problem, to Dr. Romulus the Great The Marriage of 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. Views Read Edit View history.

The Pledge (La Promesa) by Friedrich Dürrenmatt

As you can imagine, I was not happy with this, but it added to how uncomfortable I felt reading. Requiem auf den Kriminalroman. The Pledge is also used in many literature studies, as it analyzes the context and use of symbols.

Bodies in the Library: However, the primary narrator is actually a character named Dr. While browsing books with Mr. End of the Game. Promeda might consider putting it on my TBR!


The Pledge: Requiem for the Detective Novel – Wikipedia

The first of Dr. So many choices, so little time! They had lain in wait for him, but no one ever arrived. Switzerland proves a surprising eerie setting for a crime: Also, it was a funny coincidence that the narration starts with a crime friedrjch writer going to a conference in Switzerland!

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.

Most hard-boiled detectives belong to the American tradition, so it was promeza interesting to see all that smoking and whiskey-drinking set in Europe. Don’t forget to share what you think!

He was warned by a psychiatrist that the murderer he sought likely did not exist and thus he might drive promess mad with his obsession in finding the man.

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. It is very tough though!

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Although it has been absent from some subsequent editions of the novella, the title of the original edition included the frierdich subtitle Requiem for the Detective Novel German: But cruel turns of plot conspire to make him pay dearly for his pledge.

It falls into the hard-boiled detective crime fiction. Durrenmztt much as a fan of wintery weather as I am, The Pledge made me uncomfortable. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. However, given the actual ending as related by Dr.

I had never heard of him, so I was really glad to discover him and his work. Is the movie any good?


La promesa

It sounds interesting, Elena. To do so, Dr. Once I knew I was reading a novel, it was very easy to get into the story. So, the lovely Mr. 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. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. It was too humid, too dirty, too cold and all made perfect sense with the horrible crime and how the author approaches it.

I had thought of watching it, but am not sure…. 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. That made-for-television story had demanded an ending in line with that of a typical detective story. A properly formed equation can always be solved if enough of its variables can be computed and if the mathematician possesses enough skill to handle the equation’s complexity.

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.