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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.

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Don’t forget to share what you think! To do so, Dr. Bodies in the Library: Romulus the Great The Marriage of Mr. 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.

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. Really looking forward to getting stuck into it! While browsing books with Mr. 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.

Is the movie any good? However, he was alone in that assessment and the police closed the case.

The Pledge (La Promesa) by Friedrich Dürrenmatt

I might consider putting it on my TBR! 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. End of the Game.


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. His relationship with Annemarie and her mother was destroyed through their discovery that despite the dudrenmatt love they had developed for him, he had seen Annemarie merely as bait for his trap.

The Pledge made a huge contrast with the type of crime fiction I am used to. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

I had thought of watching it, but am not sure…. This article is about the novella. Pro,esa I knew I was reading a novel, it was very easy to get into the story. It sounds interesting, Elena. 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. The first of Dr.

They had lain in wait for him, but friedricj one ever arrived. Retrieved from ” https: As much as a fan of wintery weather as I am, The Pledge made me uncomfortable. As you can imagine, I was not happy with this, but it added to how uncomfortable I felt reading.

It falls into the hard-boiled detective crime fiction. But the greater problem, to Dr. But cruel turns of plot conspire to make him pay dearly for his pledge. Although it has been absent from some subsequent editions of the novella, the title of the original edition included the durrnmatt subtitle Requiem for the Detective Novel German: However, given the actual ending as related by Dr.

I had never heard of him, so I was really glad to discover him and his work. Also, it was a funny coincidence that the narration starts with a crime fiction writer going to a conference in Switzerland! This page was last edited on 26 Decemberat 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.


For the film, see The Pledge film. Detective fiction often depicts crime-solving in a similar light. So, the lovely Mr. It is very tough though!

The Pledge is also used in many literature studies, as it analyzes the context and use of symbols. Views Read Edit View history. However, the primary narrator is actually a character named Dr. 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.

So many choices, so little time!

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I hope you get it soon. That made-for-television story had demanded an ending in line with that of a typical detective story. It was too humid, too dirty, too cold and all made perfect sense with the horrible crime and how the author approaches it. 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.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Switzerland proves a surprising eerie setting for a crime: Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email.