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It sounds interesting, Elena.

The Pledge: Requiem for the Detective Novel – Wikipedia

So many choices, so little time! This article is about the novella. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. I had thought of watching it, but am not sure…. Currenmatt had lain in wait for him, but no one ever arrived.

Views Read Edit View history. Most hard-boiled detectives belong to the American tradition, so it was very interesting to see all that smoking and whiskey-drinking set in Europe. Requiem auf den Kriminalroman. For the film, see The Pledge film. 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.

So, the lovely Mr. Bodies in the Library: Detective fiction often depicts crime-solving in a similar light. 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. While browsing books with Mr. Don’t forget to share what you think! However, the primary narrator is actually a character named Dr. Also, it was a funny coincidence that the narration starts with a crime fiction writer going to a conference in Switzerland!


However, he was alone in that assessment and the police closed the case.

It is very tough though! End of the Game.

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The first of Dr. Is the movie any good? To do so, Dr. As much as a fan friedricy wintery weather as I am, The Pledge made me uncomfortable. It falls into the hard-boiled detective crime fiction. 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. I might consider putting it on my TBR!

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. 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.

The Pledge (La Promesa) by Friedrich Dürrenmatt

This page was last edited on 26 Decemberat 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 durrfnmatt Mr. That made-for-television story had demanded an ending in line with that of a typical detective story.

Retrieved from ” https: Switzerland proves a surprising eerie setting for a crime: The Pledge is also used in many literature studies, as it analyzes the context and dkrrenmatt of symbols. As you can imagine, I was not happy with this, but it added to how uncomfortable I felt reading. However, given the actual ending as related by Dr. I hope you get it soon. Although it has been absent from some subsequent editions of the novella, the title of prokesa original edition included the telling subtitle Requiem for the Detective Novel German: 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.


In such literature, the task of solving a crime is presented in a way that makes it akin to that of solving a mathematical equation. But the greater problem, to Dr. 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.

The Pledge made a huge contrast with the type of crime fiction I am used to. It was too humid, too dirty, too cold and all made perfect sense with the horrible crime and how the author approaches it.

Really looking forward to getting stuck into it! Actually, I have to admit I first thought it was a study on crime fiction and it turned out to be durrenkatt classic crime fiction novel.