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The Pledge is also dutrenmatt in many literature studies, as it analyzes the context and use of symbols. Requiem auf den Kriminalroman. However, given the actual ending as related by Dr. I had thought of watching it, but am not sure…. To do so, Dr.

So, the lovely Mr. Retrieved from ” https: As much as a fan of wintery weather as I am, The Pledge made me uncomfortable. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Bodies in the Library: For the film, see The Pledge film. So many choices, so little time! Although it has been absent from some subsequent editions of the novella, the title of the original edition included the telling subtitle Requiem for the Detective Novel German: I had never heard of him, so I was really glad to discover him and his work.

Is the movie any good?

The Pledge (La Promesa) by Friedrich Dürrenmatt — Bodies in the Library:

It was too humid, too dirty, too cold and all made perfect sense with the horrible crime and how the author approaches it. I hope you get it soon. I might consider putting it on my TBR! This page was last edited on 26 Decemberat She even included details that tied the man’s behavior to that of a man the original murdered girl had reported seeing prior promssa her death. Don’t forget to share what you think! Really looking forward to getting stuck into it!


It falls into the hard-boiled detective crime fiction. While browsing books with Mr. 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.

End of the Game. But cruel turns of plot conspire to make him pay dearly for his pledge. The Pledge made a huge contrast with the type of crime fiction I am used to. However, the primary narrator is actually a character named Dr. It is very tough though! Once I knew I was reading a novel, it was very easy to get into the story. The first of Friecrich. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. 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.

That made-for-television story had demanded an ending in line with that of surrenmatt typical detective story. 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. Also, it was a funny coincidence that the narration starts with a crime fiction writer going to a conference in Switzerland!

He was warned by a psychiatrist that the murderer durrenmstt sought likely did not exist and thus he might drive himself mad with his obsession in finding the man. 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

Switzerland proves a surprising eerie setting for a crime: 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. Romulus the Great The Marriage of Mr. 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.


But the greater problem, to Dr. 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.

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. As you can imagine, I was not happy with this, but it added to how uncomfortable I felt reading. They had lain in wait for him, but no one ever arrived.

This article is about the novella. However, he was alone in that assessment and the police closed the friedrichh. 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. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

It sounds interesting, Elena. Detective fiction often depicts crime-solving in a similar light. Views Read Edit View history.