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By Friedrich Durrenmatt
Publisher Grove Press
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Darrenmatt once wrote of himself: I can best be understood if one grasps grotesqueness, and The Visit is a consummate, alarming Darrenmatt blend of hilarity, horror, and vertigo. The play takes place somewhere in Central Europe and tells of an elderly millionairess who, merely on the promise of her millions, swiftly turns a depressed area into a boom town. But the condition attached to her largesse, which the locals learn of only after they are enmeshed, is murder. Darrenmatt has fashioned a macabre and entertaining parable that is a scathing indictment of the power of greed.

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17658 words17,658 words
109 pages109 pages
Published 1962Published 1962
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