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Harry Mulisch (1927–2010)

Autor(a) de The Discovery of Heaven

125+ Works 11,170 Membros 176 Reviews 49 Favorited

About the Author

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 mostrar mais 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) mostrar menos
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Obras de Harry Mulisch

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

Associated Works

De Nederlandse poëzie van de negentiende en twintigste eeuw in duizend en enige gedichten (1979) — Contribuinte, algumas edições196 cópias, 1 resenha
World's Best Science Fiction: 1965 (1964) — Contribuinte — 105 cópias, 3 resenhas
De Nederlandse en Vlaamse literatuur vanaf 1880 in 250 verhalen (2005) — Contribuinte — 75 cópias, 2 resenhas
Herinneringen aan Godfried Bomans (1972) — Contribuinte — 46 cópias
De Nederlandse en Vlaamse literatuur vanaf 1880 in 60 lange verhalen (2006) — Contribuinte — 40 cópias, 2 resenhas
Voor wie dit leest : proza en poëzie van 1920 tot heden (1959) — Contribuinte — 25 cópias
Voor wie dit leest : proza en poëzie van 1950 tot heden (1959) — Contribuinte — 20 cópias, 1 resenha
De beste korte verhalen van De Bezige Bij (1977) — Contribuinte — 13 cópias
Breekbare dagen — Contribuinte — 5 cópias
The Discovery of Heaven [2001 film] — Original book — 5 cópias, 1 resenha


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Conhecimento Comum

Nome padrão
Mulisch, Harry
Nome de batismo
Mulisch, Harry Kurt Viktor
Outros nomes
Мулиш, Харри
Fjodor Klondyke
Data de nascimento
Data de falecimento
Local de enterro
Begraafplaats Zorgvlied, Amsterdam, Netherlands
País (para mapa)
Local de nascimento
Haarlem, Nederland
Local de falecimento
Amsterdam, Nederland
Causa da morte
old age
Eerste Christelijk Lyceum, Haarlem (1940-1944)
P.C. Hooft-prijs (1977)
Prijs der Nederlandse Letteren (1995)
Reina Prinsen Geerligs-prijs (1951)
Multatuliprijs (1993)
Libris Literatuurprijs (1999)
Constantijn Huygensprijs (1977) (mostrar todas 10)
Athos-prijs (1961)
Cestoda-prijs (1977)
Gouden Eeuw Award (2009)
Nonino-prijs voor literatuur (2007)
Pequena biografia
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.
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labfs39 | outras 36 resenhas | 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)… (mais)
Hoppetosse1 | outras 59 resenhas | 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!
JWvdVuurst | outras 59 resenhas | 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.
Wassilissa | outras 13 resenhas | Aug 23, 2023 |



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