AUTHORD├╝rrenmatt, Friedrich
TITLEThe Physicists
PUBLISHERGrove Press, Inc.
CITYNew York, NY
DATE PUBLISHED1964
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This drama, which criticizes modern science and technology in human affairs, was written during the Cold War when many people lived in fear of unexpected nuclear attacks and all too possible worldwide destruction. There are three principal characters, all nuclear physicists, who live in an insane asylum. One of them is seeking refuge to protect himself from his most recently discovered formula. Although nuclear war is a macabre subject, the author manages to create a lively satire on modern times. James Kirkup translated the work from German..


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