When Friedrich DÃ¼rrenmatt was a child, his parents told him the Greek myths and the stories of the Old Testament. These became the essentials of his future artistic material. A student of literature and philosophy in Switzerland spared by the cruelties of World War II, DÃ¼rrenmatt imagined the apocalypse in expressionistic paintings and in a first play, which scandalized the Swiss and made DÃ¼rrenmatt into a household name. In 1952 he moved with his wife and children to NeuchÃ¢tel. It was here, in peace and solitude, that he wrote his internationally acclaimed plays (â€ºThe Visitâ€¹, â€ºThe Physicistsâ€¹) and his bestselling crime novels (â€ºThe Judge and his Hangmanâ€¹, â€ºThe Pledgeâ€¹). His late works, considered by many as his crowning achievement, are yet to be discovered by a large audience. Hundreds of unpublished photographs from the writer's private archives are juxtaposed and â€ºcommentedâ€¹ by excerpts from DÃ¼rrenmatt's autobiographical works and interviews. A fantastic and vivid life in pictures.