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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 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:

    What stayed with me over the years after reading this brick of a novel on just about every philosophical question any man has ever asked himself intentionally choosing gender here, by the way , was a vague envy of the angels observing humankind while it is struggling in the dark They KNOW, while we have to guess What a disadvantage that gives us Do they exist No clue for humanity, so all the power remains with those who know they exist It struck me


  2. 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


  3. 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 statement I had high expectations I was thrilled to find that the previous reader of my copy had left a Dutch trai


  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:

    A highlight of Dutch literature, but a bit uneven in quality The first 400 pages are sublime, especially in the drawing of the love triangle Onno Ada Max Every page is a gem, and the situation sketches sometimes are very ingenious But then the story falters starting with the comatose state of Ada the suspense slips the Bildungsroman that follows around Quinten is quite readable, but the detective story with which the novel ends in the final chapter to me was an anti climax Ju


  6. says:

    Ok, so I was incredibly excited to read this book It s one of those books I ve put off for a couple of years to savour the excitement I began reading and was immediately disappointed with the contrived and forcefully formal dialectic and narrative in both the prologue between two overtly sexist angels and chapter one I decided to try and round off these two factors formality and sexism as perhaps character traits which would blend into a narrative and become either criticised or moc


  7. 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 book down in o


  8. 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 brie


  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 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 this book Hopefully it works better in the original Dutch.Onereviewer put it best with Mulisch, pedant writes a book


  10. 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 with humor For those readers willing to work their way through the 730 pages, the reward will be worth the time spent, and the time spent will be the reward The book provides devastating criticism What a magnificent


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