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The Discovery of Heaven The Discovery Of Heaven Begins With The Meeting Of Onno And Max, Two Complicated Individuals Whom Fate Has Mysteriously And Magically Brought Together, They Share Responsibility For The Birth Of A Remarkable And Radiant Boy Who Embarks On A Mandated Quest That Takes The Reader All Over Europe And To The Land Where All Such Quests Begin And End Abounding In Philosophical, Psychological And Theological Inquiries Yet Laced With Humour That Is As Infectious As It Is Wilful The Discovery Of Heaven Convinces Us That It Just Might Be Possible To Bring Order Into The Chaos Of The World Through A Story.


About the Author: Harry Mulisch

Harry Kurt Victor Mulisch along with W.F Hermans and Gerard Reve, is considered one of the Great Three of Dutch postwar literature He has written novels, plays, essays, poems, and philosophical reflections.Mulisch was born in Haarlem and has lived in Amsterdam since 1958, following the death of his father in 1957 Mulisch s father was from Austria Hungary and emigrated to the Netherlands after Harry Kurt Victor Mulisch along with W.F Hermans and Gerard Reve, is considered one of the Great Three of Dutch postwar literature He has written novels, plays, essays, poems, and philosophical reflections.Mulisch was born in Haarlem and has lived in Amsterdam since 1958, following the death of his father in 1957 Mulisch s father was from Austria Hungary and emigrated to the Netherlands after the First World War During the German occupation in World War II he worked for a German bank, which also dealt with confiscated Jewish assets His mother, Alice Schwarz, was Jewish Mulisch and his mother escaped transportation to a concentration camp thanks to Mulisch s father s collaboration with the Nazis Due to the curious nature of his parents positions, Mulisch has claimed that he is the Second World War.A frequent theme in his work is the Second World War His father had worked for the Germans during the war and went to prison for three years afterwards As the war spanned most of Mulisch s formative phase, it had a defining influence on his life and work In 1963, he wrote a non fiction work about the Eichmann case The case 40 61 Major works set against the backdrop of the Second World War are De Aanslag, Het stenen bruidsbed, and Siegfried.Additionally, Mulisch often incorporates ancient legends or myths in his writings, drawing on Greek mythology e.g in De Elementen , Jewish mysticism in De ontdekking van de Hemel and De Procedure , well known urban legends and politics Mulisch is politically left wing, notably defending Fidel Castro since the Cuban revolution Mulisch is widely read and according to his critics often flaunts his philosophical and even scientific knowledge.Mulisch gained international recognition with the movie De Aanslag The Assault , 1986 which was based on his eponymous book It received an Oscar and a Golden Globe for best foreign movie and has been translated inthan twenty languages.His novel De ontdekking van de Hemel 1992 was filmed in 2001 as The Discovery of Heaven by Jeroen Krabb , starring Stephen Fry.Amongst many awards he has received for individual works and his total body of work, the most important is the Prijs der Nederlandse Letteren Prize of Dutch Literature, an official lifetime achievement award in 1995



10 thoughts on “The Discovery of Heaven

  1. says:

    It s so uplifting to read a story about 3 gifted, intelligent people in friendship and in love A love triangle and at its center a Watchful EyeAnd then a child is born, with a mission from God, and a very strange Bildungsroman begins, building up to a symbolic de...


  2. says:

    Het enige voordeel dat het boek heeft, is dat het snel uitgelezen is Maar mocht die stapel papier veroorzaakt zijn door een andere schrijver dan Mulisch in een ander taalgebied dat het onze, er zou niets meer van overblijven.Gekunsteld, hoogdravend, houterig, breedsprakerig, betweterig, Magnum Opus my ass De arrogantie van Mulisch kijk eens hoe veel ik weet zie eens hoe handig ik een filosofische roman met een psychologische roman me...


  3. says:

    I wish there was some way I could get all the time I invested in this ridiculous masturbation session of a novel back Wasted almost two weeks of my summer attempting to wade through this self aggrandizing mess of a story and am so annoyed There are few books I start and fail to finish, but this book tested my limits like none before I made it through about 500 pages before realizing that the story wasn t building up to ANYTHING, and that there were entire chapte


  4. says:

    An ambitious book Intending to cover EVERYTHING So the main characters are all polymaths, well read but otherwise shallow, symbols really And they re male too Oh, there are females characters, but they conceive and then get felled by a lightning struck tree or they sneak in a younger man s bedroom and then leave in the morning without speaking Although, in gender fairness, a male can be sitting, about to uncover the secret to the universe, and a meteorite comes out of


  5. says:

    No mere summary could cover the depths to be found within this novel Trying to summarize it would not give justice to it s brilliance and complexity It is not a book to be taken lightly as it requires time to be set aside for it You will need to want to be challenged as well as entertained before beginning this book At only 730 pages it still took me three weeks and some odd days to read Not because it was slow and boring, but because it often distracted me enough to put the


  6. says:

    Before starting this review, I went back and looked at what other books I ve dismissed with a single star Very few, it turns out I m reluctant to be so disparaging unless the book has been deeply unpleasant to read and I wish that I had not had the experience of reading it So, yes, that s right, Twilight gets two stars and this gets one Isn t that a state...


  7. says:

    I have not read this im sorry I didn t mean to rate this help


  8. says:

    What a magnificent book 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 of the work This is a novel of ideas, which is also an engaging narrative filled wit...


  9. says:

    730 pages of time that I will never have back.Not only was the book pretentious, it was also poorly written Perhaps the translation is to blame, as I read it in English Whatever the source, the English text was choppy, un inventive, repetitive, and clich Mulisch s overuse of similes is nauseating.The dialogue was also suspect Instead of realistic, it seemedthe types of smart retort one thinks of only after an argument has concluded.I m at a loss as to what other reviewers see in thi 730 pages of time that I will never have back.Not only was the book pretentious, it was also poorly written Perhaps the translation is to blame, as I read it in English Whatever the source, the English text w...


  10. says:

    I briefly toyed with giving this two stars, given the degree of difficulty Mulisch takes on in this tome I settled on 1 star because the book pissed me off in so many ways There were the glaring errors begging for a decent editor e.g., the claim that 60 million Jews were killed in WWII, which appears in multiple editions There was the didactic, pedantic explanation of basic science concepts, including those peripheral to the story There was the stasis in which the characters were frozen fo I briefly toyed with


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