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Dür·ren·matt(do͝or′ən-mät′, dyo͝or′-, dür′-), Friedrich 1921-1990.
Swiss writer known for his absurdist novels and plays, such as The Visit (1956).
(Biography) Friedrich (ˈfriːdrɪç). 1921–90, Swiss dramatist and writer of detective stories, noted for his grotesque and paradoxical treatment of the modern world: author of The Visit (1956) and The Physicists (1962)