(1921-1990), born January 5, 1921 in Konolfingen (Switzerland). He studied literature, philosophy and science in Bern and Zurich University. In the 1940's, abandoning the intention of becoming an artist, took up fiction writing. From 1952 he lived in Neuchatel. Dц+rrenmatt
died on Dec. 14, 1990.
The main product Dц+rrenmatt
- tragicomedy Visiting old lady (Der Besuch der alten Dame, 1956). Flighty and whimsical millionaire Clara Sahanassyan offers residents a shabby town of a huge sum of money for the murder of Alfred Yilla, who forty years ago, seduced and abandoned her. First, all residents indignantly refused, saluting the ideals of humanism and justice, but gradually practicality prevails even among the best friends Yilla and he eventually falls victim to the greed of their fellow citizens.
Of late things Dц+rrenmatt
gained international fame only play Physicists (Die Physiker, 1962) - about the moral and civic responsibility of the scientist in the nuclear age. Among his other plays - Romulus the Great (Romulus der Grosse, 1949) and the angel comes to Babylon (Ein Engel kommt nach Babylon, 1953). In prose, the most popular detectives were Judge and his executioner (Der Richter und sein Henker, . 1952), . Suspicion (Der Verdacht, . 1953), . Promise (Das Versprechen, . 1958), . as well as novels Greek Greek girl looks (Grieche sucht Griechin, . 1955) and Instruction (Der Auftrag, . 1988).,