Die Physiker [Friedrich Durrenmatt] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Contains the complete text of a new satire written in the form of a . : The Physicists (): Friedrich Durrenmatt, Joel Agee: We bought this book, to accompany the original ‘die Physiker’, which we’re. Die Physiker. Friedrich Durrenmatt and Robert E. Helbling. Publication Date – December ISBN: pages. Paperback. In Stock.

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The result is — devastating. This play is part of the wave of pessimism that followed the invention of the atomic bomb, one of the rare occasions in history that the total extinction of humanity has seemed like a real possibility. Articles containing German-language text All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from September Interlanguage link template link number Articles containing Russian-language text.

Die Physiker by Friedrich Dürrenmatt

But it also shows us that art and sciences have an ethical core, a message to deliver to those living under the spell of an insanely needy personality. I am the Big Sister and I rule the world. Discover some of the most interesting and trending topics of The politically active author gained fame largely due to his avant-garde dramas, philosophically deep crime novels, and often macabre satire.

Fortunately Durrenjatt contributi This classic on the great ethical debate that followed the American bombings of Nagasaki and Hiroshima in is tremendous fun.

Tension is well supplied to the second half of the play by, the unexpected twists of the plot, and the cold, lucid arguments of the three physicists were excellently focused in this production. Return to Book Page.

Die Physiker

Despite being over fifty years old, this play retains relevance in how it grapples with our changing scientific reality. This classic on the great ethical hpysiker that followed the American bombings of Nagasaki and Hiroshima in is tremendous fun.


High intrigue, depth psychology, and murder mystery, all in the space of a theatrical hour. Die Physiker – Diskussion komplettes Buch 19 36 Jul 06, View all 7 comments. She considered me an unrecognized genius. Although a review like this is a poor place to expound my own views, let me just say that an atomic bomb is by no means necessary for the extinction of the human race, all that’s needed is a stone axe, fire, or a large herd of goats.

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Except the drawing-room belongs to a Swiss insane asylum, and the three men are patients.

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When the play begins, “Einstein” has just killed one of his nurses, and the police are examining the scene.

Is it because I strangled the nurse that you want to arrest me, or because it was I who paved the way for the atomic bomb? View all 3 comments. Informed by the Rie World War and the many recent advances in science and nuclear technology, the play deals with questions of scientific ethics and humanity’s ability to handle its intellectual responsibilities. You read them with such a emotionless thought, not really thinking about the setting, the look of the characters etc. I was overwhelmed by the play, the production, moved to tears every single night.

Once I was immeasurably rich, wise, and God-fearing. In his case, he thinks he is Einstein. Although only a few of his works are still read,….

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What happens when those we consider insane are actually the most sane and vice versa? They are locked in a lunatic asylum and each gets tangled in vicious murders. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. The Physicists begins with a murder. I am James Bond. Absolutely terrific first act, which portrays three men in an asylum, each claiming to be a brilliant physicist.


The Cold War, the arms race, and policies of mutually assured destruction suggested that instead science was too easily being used for bad — indeed, literally world-threatening — ends. She didn’t realize that today it is the duty of a genius to remain unrecognized. Incredible, unpredictable and funny book with a deep message for the world. View all 13 comments. After much debate, the three men finally agree that they are content to protect humanity by living out the rest of their lives in captivity, while furthering and serving physics.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. If you prefer to suggest your own revision of the article, you can go to edit mode requires login. The moral dilemma of the modern scientist no longer excites quite as much as it did at the height of the Cold War, but it is still a very effective play.

Retrieved 14 February — via National Library of Australia. The complete review ‘s Review:. Imagine an insane person with an abnormal need to dominate others at any cost. Ignorance is only a blind rushing to destruction. Paperback95 pages.