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It was too humid, too durrennmatt, too cold and all made perfect sense with the horrible crime and how the author approaches it. They had lain in wait for him, but no one ever arrived.

That made-for-television story had demanded an ending in line with that of a typical detective story. 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. Bodies in the Library: 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.

Romulus the Great The Marriage of Mr. The detectives were men, the narrator was a man and there were no women around except for a prostitute and the victim, a durreenmatt girl. Is the movie any good? Detective fiction often depicts crime-solving in a similar light. But cruel turns of plot conspire to make him pay dearly for his pledge.

So many choices, so little time! Don’t forget to share what you think! For the film, see The Pledge film. The first of Dr. 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.


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. 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.

I had never heard of him, so I was really glad to discover him and his work. I had thought of watching it, but am not sure….

The Pledge made a huge contrast with the type of crime fiction I am used to. Views Read Edit View history. This article is about the novella.

Also, it was a funny coincidence that the narration starts with a crime fiction writer going to a conference in Switzerland! Requiem auf den Kriminalroman.

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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. But the greater durrenmat, to Dr. However, he was alone in that assessment and the police closed the case. To do so, Dr. The Pledge is also used in many literature studies, as it analyzes the context and use of symbols.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. As much as a fan of wintery weather as I am, The Pledge made me uncomfortable. I hope you get it soon. As you can imagine, I was not happy with this, but it added to how uncomfortable I felt reading. 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.


By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. However, given the actual ending as related by Dr. While browsing books with Mr.

The Pledge (La Promesa) by Friedrich Dürrenmatt

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. However, the primary narrator is actually a character named 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.

End of the Game. It is very tough though! This page was last edited on 26 Decemberat It falls into the hard-boiled detective crime fiction.

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. Really looking forward to getting stuck into it! 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 might consider putting it on my TBR!

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