The Inspector Barlach Mysteries (häftad)
Format
Häftad (Paperback / softback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
208
Utgivningsdatum
2006-11-01
Förlag
University of Chicago Press
Översättare
Joel Agee
Originalspråk
German
Medarbetare
Birkerts, Sven (foreword)
Illustratör/Fotograf
black & white illustrations
Illustrationer
black & white illustrations
Volymtitel
"The Judge and His Hangman" and "Suspicion"
Dimensioner
215 x 140 x 15 mm
Vikt
280 g
Antal komponenter
1
ISBN
9780226174440

The Inspector Barlach Mysteries

The Judge and His Hangman and Suspicion

Häftad,  Engelska, 2006-11-01
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This volume offers bracing new translations of two precursors to the modern detective novel by Friedrich Drrenmatt, whose genre-bending mysteries recall the work of Alain Robbe-Grillet and anticipate the postmodern fictions of Paul Auster and other contemporary neo-noir novelists. Both mysteries follow Inspector Barlach as he moves through worlds in which the distinction between crime and justice seems to have vanished. In The Judge and His Hangman, Barlach forgoes the arrest of a murderer in order to manipulate him into killing another, more elusive criminal. And in Suspicion, Barlach pursues a former Nazi doctor by checking into his clinic with the hope of forcing him to reveal himself. The result is two thrillers that bring existential philosophy and the detective genre into dazzling convergence.
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Friedrich Durrenmatt (1921-1990) was best known as the author of clever, morally inquisitive plays such as 'The Visit' and 'The Physicists.' In the early 1950s he also wrote three short, spellbinding mystery novels, which the University of Chicago Press has reissued in paperback with new translations from the German by Joel Agee: The Pledge and The Inspector Barlach Mysteries: The Judge and His Hangman &Suspicion. The latter includes a thoughtful foreword by Sven Birkerts, who praises Durrenmatt's talent as a captivating entertainer who could also 'play through complex moral issues with a speed-chess decisiveness and inexorability.' . . . These are slender tales. But they have the weight and texture of classics. Mystery readers should be grateful to the University of Chicago Press for bringing these gems back to life.--Richard Lipez "Washington Post" (2/4/2007 12:00:00 AM)

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Friedrich Durrenmatt (1921-90) was a prolific Swiss dramatist, novelist, and essayist. His Selected Writings, in three volumes, is also published by the University of Chicago Press. Joel Agee has translated numerous German authors into English.