Friedrich Dürrenmatt

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Frîdrîḵ Dîrenmaṭ, F. Dürrenmatt, Fridrich Djurenmat, and 69 others フリードリヒ デュレンマット, Фрыдрых Дзюрэнмат, Ֆրիդրիխ Դյուրենմաթ, פרידריך דירנמאט, Frıedrıch Durrenmatt, Фридрих Дюренмат, P'ŭridŭrihi Dwirenmat'ŭ, Pʻŭridŭrihi Dwirenmatʻŭ, フリードリヒ・デュレンマット, دورينمات، فريدريش،, F. デュレンマット, دورنمات، فريدريش, P'ŭridŭrihi Twirenmat'ŭ, Friederich Dürrenmat, Fridericus Dürrenmatt, Fridrikh Di︠u︡rrenmatt, Fridrih Direnmat, Fridrix Dürrenmatt, Фрыдрых Дурэнмат, فردريك دورنمات،, Fritrish Tiwrrěmatʻtʻ, Fulidelixi-Dilunmate, Frīdrīš Dūrinmāt, Friedrich Dürrenmatt, Frīdrīš Dūranmāt, F. Diurenmatas, Fridrik Direnmat, Friedrich Duerrenmatt, Fu li de li xi Di lun ma te, 弗里德里希 迪伦马特, Frirdrich Dürrenmatt, Friedrich Durrenmatt, .. Dürrenmatt, Friederich Dürrenmatt, ფრიდრიხ დიურენმატი, Frederick Dürrenmatt, فريدريش دورينمات, Fridrikh Diurrenmatt, Fridrich Djurrenmatt, פרדריך דירנמט, Dürrenmatt, Фрідріх Дюрренматт, Fulidelixi Dilunmate, Fridrik Direnmāṭ, Fridrih Dyrrenmat, فريدريش دورنمات،, Frederick Duerrenmatt, Fridrich Djurenmatt, Friedrich Reinhold Dürrenmatt, Fritrij Tǖrrenmǎtt, فردریش دورنمات, Rīdirīš Dūrīnmān, Дюрренматт Фридрих, Frīdrihs Dirrenmats, Φρήντριχ Ντύρενματ, 프리드리히 뒤렌마트, 弗里德里希・迪伦马特, ديرنمات، فريدريش،, Fridrikas Diurenmatas, פרידריך דירנמט, Phrintrich Ntyrenmat, Фридрих Дюрренматт, Fritrish Tiwrrěmat't', Durrenmatt, 弗里德里希·迪伦马特, F. Djurrenmatt, Furīdorihhi Dyurenmatto, Fr Dürrenmatt, Friedr Dürrenmatt
Jan. 5, 1921
Dec. 14, 1990

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Dürrenmatt was born in the Emmental (canton of Bern), the son of a Protestant pastor. His grandfather Ulrich Dürrenmatt was a conservative politician. The family moved to Bern in 1935. Dürrenmatt began to study philosophy and German language and literature at the University of Zurich in 1941, but moved to the University of Bern after one semester. In 1943 he decided to become an author and dramatist and dropped his academic career. In 1945-46, he wrote his first play, "It is written". On October 11 1946 he married actress Lotti Geissler. She died in 1983 and Dürrenmatt was married again to another actress, Charlotte Kerr, the following year.

He was a proponent of epic theater whose plays reflected the recent experiences of World War II. The politically active author gained fame largely due to his avant-garde dramas, philosophically deep crime novels, and often macabre satire. One of his leading sentences was: "A story is not finished, until it has taken the worst turn". Dürrenmatt was a member of the Gruppe Olten

Books by Friedrich Dürrenmatt