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a literary giant


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Swiss writer Friedrich Dürrenmatt is a fixed star in the Swiss literary firmament. His genre-subversive detective novels continue to sell in their millions and are part of the literary canon in German-speaking secondary schools. "The Visit" (1956) made him world-famous. Together with "Physicists" (1962) it is one of the most-performed German plays. These exemplary and grotesque comedies pose the question of individual freedom and guilt in a bewilderingly complex world of anonymous power systems. Again and again, these thought-provoking works trigger controversial discussions.







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