Bieler, Manfred mnfr?t b?l?r [key], 1934?, German dramatist and novelist. Among Bieler's plays, written for radio, are Die achte Trbsal [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 Mrchen und Zeitungen [fairy tales and newspapers] (1966), and a novel, The Three Daughters (tr. 1978).
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