Selected Essays (häftad)
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Häftad (Paperback / softback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
224
Utgivningsdatum
2019-09-15
Förlag
Seagull Books London Ltd
Översättare
Isabel Fargo Cole
Dimensioner
203 x 127 x 15 mm
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459 g
Antal komponenter
1
ISBN
9780857427113

Selected Essays

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Friedrich Drrenmatt was one of the most important literary figures of the twentieth century, a talent on par with Samuel Beckett, Albert Camus, Jean-Paul Sartre, and Bertolt Brecht. A prolific writer of letters, poems, novels, and shorter fictions, his essays on literary forms as well as those on philosophy and politics provide a window onto his world and his work, demonstrating both his critical acumen and the breadth of his talents as a stylist. Gathered from throughout his long career, the writings featured in Drrenmatts Selected Essays are by turns playful and polemical, poetic and provocative, mordantly comical and deadly serious. Critics have often been perplexed by Drrenmatts sudden shiftsfrom stage to prose and back, from comedy to tragedy and vice versa, from writing to drawing. In this volume, the full range of his interests in arts and lettersand their relationships to each otherbecomes evident. In one section, a cluster of essays on the theater illuminate his idiosyncratic dramaturgical theories, drawing on examples from Attic comedy to Schiller, Brecht, and professional wrestling. In another, his philosophical essays intermingle his passionate reflections on ethical and political questions with his skeptical forays into metaphysics. And in autobiographical pieces such as the monumental Vallon de lErmitage, Drrenmatt offers an intimate look at his web of timethe places where he traveled and the people with whom he lived and worked. Suffused with melancholy, flashes of tenderness, and the authors inimitable sense of the grotesque and absurd, these essays provide a compelling look at the authors prodigious strength as a writer of nonfiction.
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Friedrich D rrenmatt was born in 1921 in the village of Konolfingen, near Berne, Switzerland. He wrote prolifically during the 1950s, '60s, and '70s, taking particular interest in human rights and the preservation of Israel. He is the author of numerous books published by the University of Chicago Press, including The Pledge.