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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I thought this was an important message to the world, and I thought theater was a terrific vehicle for saying it. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. The ending is very surprising, in my opinion, and might be disappointing for some people.

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Jul 24, Lisa rated it it was amazing Shelves: Fortunately Durrenmatt’s contributi This classic on the great ethical debate that followed the American bombings of Nagasaki and Hiroshima in is tremendous fun. The Physicists – US. Informed by the Second 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.

Retrieved from ” https: Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. 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. The term dramatic literature implies a contradiction in that literature originally meant something written and drama meant something performed.


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It is revealed through their discussion that this is the second slaying of a nurse by one of these three patients in just three months, the first having been committed by “Newton”. It has shared the fate of German politics and history: Can those who shape or are responsible to uphold societal norms violate them with impunity? 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.

We had to read this book in school, and it’s actually one of the few books that I really, really, really liked.

The Physicists – Friedrich D├╝rrenmatt

The story captivated me from the beginning and I think it was very suspenseful. Three physicists live together in the wing. Where the first act was macabre and absurd, the second seems intent on providing detailed explanations which sends the delicious oddity out the windowand tailspins into a diatribe against modern technology particularly, but not exclu Absolutely terrific first act, which portrays three men in an asylum, each claiming to be a brilliant physicist.

This was extremely clever! Amidst all the jokes is a real relationship between a scientist who may or may not be mad and his nurse who wants to save him. Imagine an insane person with an abnormal need to dominate others at any cost. This classic on the great ethical debate that followed the American bombings of Nagasaki and Hiroshima in is tremendous fun. You read them with such a emotionless thought, not really thinking about I’ve read this book in school, not expecting much of it – but i was totally surprised.


Die Physiker

You can make it easier for us to review and, hopefully, publish your contribution by keeping a few points in mind. They discover that Dr. Newton only pretends to be Newton; he is really, he believes, Einstein. Unfortunately, our editorial approach may not be able to accommodate all contributions. After another yes, you read another female nurse is murdered, the authorities are at their wits ends with the madhouse; the lead psychiatrist, Dr.

As an example of Durrenmatt’s ability to concisely sum up an entire ethical argument, he writes: And I don’t think it’s just because it’s about Physicists. The murders of the nurses were necessary, because each grew too convinced that the patients were, in fact, sane. These are still crucial questions, but I think the sophistication of the debate has slightly overtaken the moral of this play.

Die Physiker – Deutschland. Dec 30, Lea drumsofautumn rated it really liked it Shelves: 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.