This allegorical thriller describes the case of a convicted murderer, who persuades a young lawyer, Spat, to re-investigate his case. Seduced by the notion of justice Spat decides to murder the murderer. The author also wrote "The Assignment" and a play "The Visit".
"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.
Friedrich Durrenmatt began to write in 1947, steadily gaining a reputation as the foremost representative of the 'new generation' of German writers. Born in 1921 in one of the German-speaking sections of Switzerland, his work has now been widely translated, and his plays performed in Japan, South America and throughout Europe. His most recent novel was The Assignment.Language Notes:
Text: English, German (translation)
"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.
Book Description Picador, 1990. Paperback. Book Condition: Fair. Sent within 24 hours. Expedited UK delivery available. Covers creased. Bookseller Inventory # BBI2477560
Book Description Picador 15/06/1990, 1990. Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. Shipped within 24 hours from our UK warehouse. Clean, undamaged book with no damage to pages and minimal wear to the cover. Spine still tight, in very good condition. Remember if you are not happy, you are covered by our 100% money back guarantee. Bookseller Inventory # 6545-9780330308434
Book Description Picador, 1990. Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. The Execution of Justice (Picador Books) This book is in very good condition and will be shipped within 24 hours of ordering. The cover may have some limited signs of wear but the pages are clean, intact and the spine remains undamaged. This book has clearly been well maintained and looked after thus far. Money back guarantee if you are not satisfied. See all our books here, order more than 1 book and get discounted shipping. . Bookseller Inventory # 7719-9780330308434
Book Description Picador. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: Very Good. 0330308432. Bookseller Inventory # DDD0017629
Book Description Picador, 1990. Paperback. Book Condition: Good. Translated from the German by John E. Woods. 216 pages. hardcover. 0394578023. keywords: Literature Translated Germany Switzerland. inventory # 24323. FROM THE PUBLISHER - In 1935 Dr Isaak Kohler, a distinguished Zurich councilman, walks into a restaurant full of well-known politicians, businessmen and artists, and shoots a university professor in open view. For his crime, Kohler is sentenced to twenty years in prison. Dr Kohler, happy as a lark and infectiously content behind bars, sends for Spat, a young, down-on-his-luck lawyer and asks him to re-investigate his case on the supposition that he is innocent. Spat does the seemingly impossible - he manages to have the murderer acquitted - and in the process is driven to madness. The lawyer becomes obsessed with his intellectual enterprise and, seduced by the notion of justice, decides to murder the murderer. Durrenmatt tells the final part of the story in his own voice, and reveals the sorry fate that befalls Spat after he becomes the unwitting participant in Dr Kohler's conspiracy of revenge. The Execution of Justice is a brilliant allegorical thriller that dramatizes the distinction between justice and the law. First softcover Picaddor edition. Size: 7.6 x 5.1 x 0.6 inches. 224 pages. Pages slightly yellowed. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Fiction; Literature & Fiction; Contemporary; Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 65703. Bookseller Inventory # 65703