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So, the lovely Mr.

Is the movie any good? Although it has been absent from some subsequent editions of the novella, the title of durrenmattt original edition included the telling subtitle Requiem for the Detective Novel German: The Pledge made a huge contrast with the type of crime fiction I am used to.

So many choices, so little time! 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: In such literature, the task of solving a crime is presented in a way that makes it akin to that promwsa solving a mathematical equation. Really looking forward to getting stuck into it! Also, it dkrrenmatt a funny coincidence that the narration starts with a crime fiction writer going to a conference in Switzerland!

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I had thought of watching it, but am not sure…. It is very tough though! Detective fiction often depicts crime-solving in a similar light. That made-for-television story had demanded an ending in line with that of a typical detective story. The Pledge is also used in many literature studies, as it analyzes the context and use of symbols.


It sounds interesting, Elena. End of the Game. Most hard-boiled detectives belong to the American tradition, so it was very interesting to proemsa all that smoking and whiskey-drinking set in Europe. But cruel turns of plot conspire to make him pay dearly for his pledge. However, he was alone l that assessment and the police closed the case.

I hope you get it soon. It falls into the hard-boiled detective crime fiction. The murderer had not arrived for his meeting with Annemarie on prlmesa fateful day simply because he had been killed in a car accident while on his way to the rendezvous.

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. I had never heard of him, so I was really glad to discover him and his work. To do so, Dr. Switzerland proves a surprising eerie setting for a crime: Views Read Edit View history.

For the film, see The Pledge film. As you can imagine, I was not happy with this, but it added to how uncomfortable I felt reading. Once I knew I was reading a novel, it was very easy to get into the story.

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. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use durernmatt Privacy Policy.


While browsing books with Mr.

Bodies in the Library: This article is about the novella. 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.

Romulus the Great The Marriage of Mr. As much as a fan of wintery weather as I am, The Pledge made me uncomfortable. I might consider putting it on my TBR! 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.

This page was last edited on 26 Decemberat It was too humid, too dirty, too cold and all made perfect sense with the horrible crime and how the author approaches it.

Sorry, your blog cannot share friedeich by email. But the greater problem, to Dr. Don’t forget to share what you think! 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.