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Harry Mulisch (1927–2010)

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Mulisch's name will go down in history as the writer par excellence of modern myths, and possibly not only in Dutch literary history. Every one of his great novels such as Het Stenen Bruidsbed (The Stone Bridal Bed) (1959), Hoogste Tijd (High Time) (1985), and De Aanslag (The Assault) (1982) is näytä lisää technically based on, or evokes reminiscences of, existing classical myths; at the same time, each work is thematically related to the author's own time and experiences, usually World War II. Every one of the more important characters, excluding the main characters who normally serve as narrators or reporters, is an embodiment or personification of an archetype. In The Assault the various characters not only play completely different roles in the killing of a German officer by members of the Dutch Resistance movement, but they also represent distinct types. The action is also much more than an incident. The protagonist, Anton Steenwijk, spends a lifetime trying to solve the puzzle consisting of the various causes and effects relative to the fatal act. He does this not as a detective but as a normal, thinking human being who is interested in knowing where he came from and where he is headed. The puzzle that presents itself to him is as complex, yet as logical, as the waves created by a passing ship, reverberating indefinitely, even when the ship has disappeared from sight. Mulisch is, with Wolkers, Hermans, and Vestdijk, one of the most talented novelists of his generation, but he may be expected to outlive all three others because of the classical nature of his work, classical here meaning "of primary significance for all people of all times." (Bowker Author Biography) Harry Mulisch is the author of such internationally bestselling novels as "The Assault", which was made into the film that won the 1987 Oscar for Best Foreign Film, & "The Discovery of Heaven". He has also published short stories, essays, poetry, plays, & philosophical works. He lives in Amsterdam. (Bowker Author Biography) näytä vähemmän
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Tekijän teokset

The Discovery of Heaven (1992) 3,099 kappaletta, 60 arvostelua
The Assault (1982) 2,214 kappaletta, 37 arvostelua
Two Women (1975) 797 kappaletta, 18 arvostelua
Siegfried (2001) 756 kappaletta, 14 arvostelua
The Procedure (1998) 585 kappaletta, 9 arvostelua
The Stone Bridal Bed (1959) 473 kappaletta, 11 arvostelua
Het theater, de brief en de waarheid : een tegenspraak (2000) 462 kappaletta, 3 arvostelua
Last Call (1985) 245 kappaletta
Archibald Strohalm (1952) 189 kappaletta, 3 arvostelua
De elementen (1988) 162 kappaletta, 3 arvostelua
Voer voor psychologen (1961) 156 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua
The pupil (1987) 142 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Het zwarte licht (1956) 132 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua
De versierde mens (1957) 92 kappaletta
Bericht aan de rattenkoning (1966) 81 kappaletta
De verhalen 1947-1977 (1977) 66 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Het seksuele bolwerk (1973) 58 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Voorval : variatie op een thema (1989) 57 kappaletta
Oude lucht : drie verhalen (1977) 53 kappaletta
Het mirakel (1956) 52 kappaletta
De compositie van de wereld (1980) 51 kappaletta
Het beeld en de klok (1989) 49 kappaletta
Chantage op het leven (1953) 42 kappaletta
Wenken voor de Jongste Dag (1961) 36 kappaletta
De kamer (2000) 28 kappaletta
Mijn getijdenboek (1975) 28 kappaletta
De schrijver een literaire estafette (2000) — Tekijä — 22 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
De ontdekking van Moskou (2015) 21 kappaletta
Vijf fabels (1995) 21 kappaletta
Anekdoten rondom de dood (1967) 17 kappaletta
Paniek der onschuld (1979) 16 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Egyptisch (1983) 16 kappaletta
De tijd zelf (2011) 15 kappaletta
Vonk (2002) 15 kappaletta
De gezochte spiegel (1983) 15 kappaletta
Twee opgravingen (1947) 15 kappaletta
Tussen hamer en aambeeld (1999) 14 kappaletta
De oer-aanslag (1996) 13 kappaletta
Bij gelegenheid (1995) 12 kappaletta
De gedichten : 1974-1983 (1987) 12 kappaletta
Het Ene (1984) 12 kappaletta
Logboek 1991-1992 (2012) 11 kappaletta
Harry Mulisch 11 kappaletta
De zuilen van Hercules (1990) 11 kappaletta
Wat poëzie is : een leerdicht (1981) 11 kappaletta
Het zevende land (1998) 10 kappaletta
Aan het woord : zeven toespraken (1986) 10 kappaletta
Zo is het — Toimittaja — 10 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
De romans 10 kappaletta
Het boek (1984) 9 kappaletta
Bezoekuur (1974) 9 kappaletta
De hond en de Duitse ziel (2002) 8 kappaletta
De grens (1976) 8 kappaletta
Het licht (1988) 7 kappaletta
Paralipomena orphica (2016) 6 kappaletta
De voorspelling van het heden 6 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua
De taal is een ei 6 kappaletta
Paralipomena orphica (1970) 6 kappaletta
Woorden, woorden, woorden (1987) 5 kappaletta
De toekomst van het boek (1984) — Avustaja — 5 kappaletta
De aanslag (graphic novel) (2015) — Tekijä — 5 kappaletta
Tegenlicht 4 kappaletta
Tres fabellae (2014) 4 kappaletta
Randstad 9 — Toimittaja — 3 kappaletta
Randstad 11-12 — Toimittaja — 3 kappaletta
Opus Gran (1982) 3 kappaletta
Theater 1960-1977 (1988) 3 kappaletta
Randstad 8 — Toimittaja — 2 kappaletta
Randstad 7 — Toimittaja — 2 kappaletta
Randstad 6 — Toimittaja — 2 kappaletta
Randstad 5 — Toimittaja — 2 kappaletta
Randstad 4 — Toimittaja — 2 kappaletta
Randstad 13 — Toimittaja — 2 kappaletta
Randstad 1 — Toimittaja — 2 kappaletta
Harry Mulisch Leest 2 kappaletta
Randstad 10 — Toimittaja — 1 kappale
New Writing and Writers: No. 19 (1981) — Avustaja — 1 kappale
Cadeautje! 1 kappale
n gesprek met... — Avustaja — 1 kappale

Associated Works

De Nederlandse poëzie van de negentiende en twintigste eeuw in duizend en enige gedichten (1979) — Avustaja, eräät painokset196 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
World's Best Science Fiction: 1965 (1964) — Avustaja — 105 kappaletta, 3 arvostelua
De Nederlandse en Vlaamse literatuur vanaf 1880 in 250 verhalen (2005) — Avustaja — 75 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua
Herinneringen aan Godfried Bomans (1972) — Avustaja — 46 kappaletta
De Nederlandse en Vlaamse literatuur vanaf 1880 in 60 lange verhalen (2006) — Avustaja — 40 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua
Voor wie dit leest : proza en poëzie van 1920 tot heden (1959) — Avustaja — 25 kappaletta
Voor wie dit leest : proza en poëzie van 1950 tot heden (1959) — Avustaja — 20 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
De beste korte verhalen van De Bezige Bij (1977) — Avustaja — 13 kappaletta
Breekbare dagen — Avustaja — 5 kappaletta
The Discovery of Heaven [2001 film] — Original book — 5 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu

Merkitty avainsanalla


Kanoninen nimi
Mulisch, Harry
Virallinen nimi
Mulisch, Harry Kurt Viktor
Muut nimet
Мулиш, Харри
Fjodor Klondyke
Begraafplaats Zorgvlied, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Maa (karttaa varten)
Haarlem, Nederland
Amsterdam, Nederland
old age
Eerste Christelijk Lyceum, Haarlem (1940-1944)
Palkinnot ja kunnianosoitukset
P.C. Hooft-prijs (1977)
Prijs der Nederlandse Letteren (1995)
Reina Prinsen Geerligs-prijs (1951)
Multatuliprijs (1993)
Libris Literatuurprijs (1999)
Constantijn Huygensprijs (1977) (näytä kaikki 10)
Athos-prijs (1961)
Cestoda-prijs (1977)
Gouden Eeuw Award (2009)
Nonino-prijs voor literatuur (2007)
Lyhyt elämäkerta
Harry Mulisch was born in the town of Haarlem, the Netherlands. His father Karl Mulisch was an Austrian immigrant who had served as an officer in World War I, and his mother Alice Schwarz was herself the daughter of Austrian Jews. By the time Germany invaded and occupied the Netherlands in 1940, his parents were divorced. His father worked at Lippmann-Rosenthal & Company, a repository for looted Jewish assets, where he made connections that helped save Harry and his mother from deportation and death. After the war, his father was imprisoned for three years as a German collaborator and his mother moved to the USA. Mulisch attended the Christelijk Lyceum, which he had to leave in 1944. His original career ambition was to be a scientist. In 1947, he published his first story in a weekly newspaper and five years later, published his first novel, Archibald Strohalm. He went on to produce more novels, plays, collections of essays, short stories, opera libretti, poetry, and memoirs, and covered the Eichmann trial for Dutch newspapers in 1962. He won the leading Dutch literary awards and become the country’s most admired living author. In 1971, he married Sjoerdje Woudenberg, an artist, with whom he had two daughters; in 1989, he began living with Kitty Saal, with whom he had a third child. His 1982 novel De Aanslag (The Assault) was a bestseller that was translated into 32 languages, and made into a successful Dutch film, winning the Academy Award in 1987 for Best Foreign Film. It became a standard text in Dutch schools.



In the last cold, hungry months of World War II, a Nazi collaborator in Haarlem is assassinated as he rides along a quiet street at night on his bicycle. In retaliation, the Nazis murder a group of hostages and burn down the home of an innocent family. Twelve-year-old Anton is spared, but is so traumatized that he represses his emotions and memories of the night and of his family. Four times over the next 36 years, Anton is confronted with people from his past, and slowly the bigger picture of what happened that night becomes clear.

This is a brilliant book that covers so much ground in only 185 pages. Childhood trauma plays out in so many ways. For Anton, his lack of control at that pivotal moment develops into a life of passivity. He drifts along until he bumps into someone from his past who jostles his memories and causes a flareup of emotion. This tension between action and inaction also plays out on a larger scale with collaborators, resistance fighters, and bystanders; those who engage with politics and those who abstain; surgeons who cut and anesthesiologists who numb the pain. It's a book about history and a country struggling with how to treat collaborators and resistance fighters years and decades after the war's end. But it's also about one incident and how interconnected all the players are in that single night's drama. And it asks some big questions about innocence and guilt, justice, and whether acts done with the foreknowledge of fallout carry responsibility for the unintended damage. Engrossing and thought-provoking, it's a book that can be considered from many different angles, all of them multifaceted.
… (lisätietoja)
Merkitty asiattomaksi
labfs39 | 36 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jul 1, 2024 |
Die Entdeckung des Himmels (ndl. „De ontdekking van de hemel“) ist der Titel eines 1992 entstandenen Romans des niederländischen Schriftstellers Harry Mulisch. Er beschreibt die intensive Freundschaft zweier Männer, deren biographische Verzahnungen von zwei Engeln beeinflusst werden, um die beiden Tafeln der Zehn Gebote in den Himmel zurückzubringen und dadurch den biblischen Bund zwischen Gott und den Menschen aufzuheben. Mit dem für ihn typischen Humor zeigt Harry Mulisch sein enzyklopädisch anmutendes Wissen, seine Denk- und Sichtweisen und zeichnet gleichzeitig ein Gesellschaftsbild der Niederlande der 1960er bis 1980er Jahre.(wikipedia)… (lisätietoja)
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Hoppetosse1 | 59 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Nov 6, 2023 |
This is really a masterpiece!
The copy I own is in Dutch, but it is also published in English, and it is really a recommandation!
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JWvdVuurst | 59 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Sep 20, 2023 |
Der berühmte Schriftsteller Herter trifft in Wien ein altes Paar, die ihm erzählen, dass Hitler einen Sohn Siegfried hatte. Die ganze Geschichte ist glaubhaft und monströs. Herter leitet daraufhin seine Gedanken zu Nitzsche und Hitler ab (jener stirbt, als dieser zu leben beginnt) und sieht Hitler als das absolute Nichts. Auch wenn die philosophischen Stellen das Herzstück des Romans sind, fand ich den Rest sehr viel interessanter und überzeugender.
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Wassilissa | 13 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Aug 23, 2023 |



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