The Discovery of Heaven. Harry Mulisch, Author, Paul Vincent, Translator Viking Books $ (p) ISBN More By and About This Author. A review and a link to other reviews of The Discovery of Heaven by Harry Mulisch . Onno, an amateur philologist obsessed by the Phaistos Disk, comes from one of the Netherland’s leading political families.

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Here Max meets Ada, the daughter of the owner and a gifted cellist. Onno’s mother Nettie Blanken Disxovery Read Edit View hatry. Despite the hubris of Mulisch in incorporating large swatches of his autobiography into the fabric of this literary counterpane, he uses those elements well to contribute to the coherent pattern discoverh the work.

For example; the interventions from God and his angels are ridiculous as you see the film, where in the book, it’s strange, magical and structuring. It’s a massive read and kept me busy for a long time – not helped by the fact that life got in the way I thought you were going to take that somewhere — anywhere!

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Connections Referenced in De slimste mens ter wereld: What a magnificent book! Finally, not since Gilgamesh has there been a more heartfelt description of dkscovery most elusive, difficult, and yet rewarding of human relationships — true friendship. I know that throughout the novel the guys up in the sky are setting hzrry up for all this fate nonsense, but when it came down to it, it was too much to stomach, and I was happy for it to finish.


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His mother, Alice Schwarz, was Jewish. Search for ” The Discovery of Heaven ” on Amazon. But more and more it lands and i can see the beauty of it. Download our Spring Fiction Sampler Now. It was much more entertaining. Mooi boek, met interessante gedachten en een goed idee, maar mijn god, wat vindt die Mulisch zichzelf geweldig. After the marriage, he leaves for Westerborka former holding camp for Jews in the Netherlands who would subsequently be sent to Nazi concentration camps in Germany and Eastern Europe, now hosting one of Europe’s biggest radio telescopes.

Modern science, with its roots there, has now usurped the place of the heavens. Looking for More Great Reads?

What day was it? It is witnessing this failure through the eyes of the individuals, whose sufferings were collateral in a divine attempt at retrieving the holy testimony that is moving. In Cuba, Max and Onno are mistaken for the Dutch delegation to a revolutionary conference, which they attend more as a joke than anything else.

Together they can raise Ada’s child in Westerbork and continue their affair. He becomes obsessed with the place and with the role of the stone tablets in Christianity and Judaism. The first pages are sublime, especially in the drawing of the love triangle Onno-Ada-Max. The child has bright blue eyes and does not cry once, not even during labor. Heavwn the two main characters, Max Delius and Onno Quist, the reader can recognise much of Mulisch and his deceased friend, the chess player, Jan Hein Donner.


The Discovery of Heaven – Canada. Een weetje, dat over de informatie die uit signalen van lichtjaren verwijderde sterren kan worden gehaald, wordt door Mulisch omgedraaid naar de “historioscoop”waarmee biivoorbeeld naar gebeurtenissen in WOII zou kunnen worden gekeken.

When thinking about it now, i again feel the perplexity this book’s ending evoked in me two days ago. Back in heaven, the Angel is commended for his deeds by the Archangel. When Quinten is 16, he decides to look for his father. Could be one of the best novels of the mulishc 20 years. Max and Onno escape without a scratch. A more extrovertederotomanious astronomer, Max is haunted by his rather dark family history: Full Cast and Crew.

Jul 25, Jim Coughenour rated it really liked it Shelves: Mar 05, Ross Perchonok rated it did not like it. Onno, his friend, is a brilliant linguist prone to postulate all sorts of linguistic theories and other theories as well, such as his idea that the reason certain people gain astounding political power pf purely bodily it sounds mad, until you read the rather convincing argument.

Figure 1 Will Bowden This book is a mess. But things go wrong between the two of them. Een betere verteller kan je je niet wensen, niet waar?

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