The Discovery of Heaven

Novel by Harry Mulisch
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The Discovery of Heaven, Harry Mulisch's magnum opus, is a rich mosaic of twentieth-century trauma in which many themes—friendship, loyalty, family, art, technology, religion, fate, good, and evil—suffuse a suspenseful and resplendent narrative. The story 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 humor that is as infectious as it is willful, The Discovery of Heaven lingers in the mind long after it has been read. It not only tells an accessible story, but also convinces one that it just might be possible to bring order into the chaos of the world through a story.

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Die Liebe, schon wieder die Liebe. Mulisch beschreibt eine Zeit, die Liebe, eine Dreiecksgeschichte und erzählt vom Scheitern.

0 Responses posted in October 2017


Besonders anfangs eine Welt in die man sehr gerne eintaucht. Exotische Handlungsstränge, berührende und schöngeistige Dialoge, authentische Charaktere.. Später jedoch wird es etwas wirr, die Handlung verliert ein bisschen das Ziel, das Ende war für mich nur noch bizarr... Leider. Zu Beginn dachte ich noch dies wäre eins der besten Bücher die ich bisher gelesen habe, die Komplexität der Handlung war verzaubernd, hat dann jedoch später an Beweglichkeit eingebüst.

0 Responses posted in May 2017
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