Bieler, Manfred

Bieler, Manfred män´frĕt bē´lər [key], 1934–, German dramatist and novelist. Among Bieler's plays, written for radio, are Die achte Trübsal [the eighth misery] (1960), attacking anti-Semitism Die linke Wand [the left wall] (1962), concerning the Mexican painter David Siqueiros and Nachtwache [night watch] (1963), a portrait of contemporary times. The picaresque novel Bonifaz oder der Matrose in der Flasche (1963 tr. The Sailor in the Bottle, 1965) brought him international fame. He has also written Märchen und Zeitungen [fairy tales and newspapers] (1966), and a novel, The Three Daughters (tr. 1978).

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