Picture of author.

Harry Mulisch (1927–2010)

Forfatter af The Discovery of Heaven

125+ Værker 11,165 Medlemmer 176 Anmeldelser 49 Favorited

Om forfatteren

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 vis mere 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) vis mindre
Image credit: Photo © ÖNB/Wien


Værker af Harry Mulisch

The Discovery of Heaven (1992) 3,097 eksemplarer, 60 anmeldelser
The Assault (1982) 2,212 eksemplarer, 37 anmeldelser
Two Women (1975) 797 eksemplarer, 18 anmeldelser
Siegfried (2001) 756 eksemplarer, 14 anmeldelser
Proceduren (1998) 585 eksemplarer, 9 anmeldelser
The Stone Bridal Bed (1959) 473 eksemplarer, 11 anmeldelser
Het theater, de brief en de waarheid : een tegenspraak (2000) 462 eksemplarer, 3 anmeldelser
Last Call (1985) 245 eksemplarer
Archibald Strohalm (1952) 189 eksemplarer, 3 anmeldelser
De elementen (1988) 162 eksemplarer, 3 anmeldelser
Voer voor psychologen (1961) 156 eksemplarer, 2 anmeldelser
The pupil (1987) 142 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Het zwarte licht (1956) 132 eksemplarer, 2 anmeldelser
De versierde mens (1957) 92 eksemplarer
Bericht aan de rattenkoning (1966) 81 eksemplarer
De verhalen 1947-1977 (1977) 66 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Het seksuele bolwerk (1973) 58 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Voorval : variatie op een thema (1989) 57 eksemplarer
Oude lucht : drie verhalen (1977) 53 eksemplarer
Het mirakel (1956) 52 eksemplarer
De compositie van de wereld (1980) 51 eksemplarer
Het beeld en de klok (1989) 49 eksemplarer
Chantage op het leven (1953) 42 eksemplarer
Wenken voor de Jongste Dag (1961) 36 eksemplarer
De kamer (2000) 28 eksemplarer
Mijn getijdenboek (1975) 28 eksemplarer
De schrijver een literaire estafette (2000) — Forfatter — 22 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
De ontdekking van Moskou (2015) 21 eksemplarer
Vijf fabels (1995) 21 eksemplarer
Anekdoten rondom de dood (1967) 17 eksemplarer
Egyptisch (1983) 16 eksemplarer
Paniek der onschuld (1979) 16 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Twee opgravingen (1947) 15 eksemplarer
Vonk (2002) 15 eksemplarer
De tijd zelf (2011) 15 eksemplarer
De gezochte spiegel (1983) 15 eksemplarer
Tussen hamer en aambeeld (1999) 14 eksemplarer
De oer-aanslag (1996) 13 eksemplarer
Bij gelegenheid (1995) 12 eksemplarer
Het Ene (1984) 12 eksemplarer
Logboek 1991-1992 (2012) 11 eksemplarer
De zuilen van Hercules (1990) 11 eksemplarer
Harry Mulisch 11 eksemplarer
Wat poëzie is : een leerdicht (1981) 11 eksemplarer
De gedichten : 1974-1983 (1987) 11 eksemplarer
Het zevende land (1998) 10 eksemplarer
De romans 10 eksemplarer
Aan het woord : zeven toespraken (1986) 10 eksemplarer
Zo is het — Redaktør — 10 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Het boek (1984) 9 eksemplarer
Bezoekuur (1974) 9 eksemplarer
De hond en de Duitse ziel (2002) 8 eksemplarer
De grens (1976) 8 eksemplarer
Het licht (1988) 7 eksemplarer
Paralipomena orphica (2016) 6 eksemplarer
De voorspelling van het heden 6 eksemplarer, 2 anmeldelser
De taal is een ei 6 eksemplarer
Paralipomena orphica (1970) 6 eksemplarer
Oidipous Oidipous, naar Sofokles (1972) 5 eksemplarer
Op de drempel van de geschiedenis (1992) 5 eksemplarer
Woorden, woorden, woorden (1987) 5 eksemplarer
De toekomst van het boek (1984) — Bidragyder — 5 eksemplarer
De aanslag (graphic novel) (2015) — Forfatter — 5 eksemplarer
Tegenlicht 4 eksemplarer
Tres fabellae (2014) 4 eksemplarer
Randstad 9 — Redaktør — 3 eksemplarer
Randstad 11-12 — Redaktør — 3 eksemplarer
Opus Gran (1982) 3 eksemplarer
Theater 1960-1977 (1988) 3 eksemplarer
Randstad 8 — Redaktør — 2 eksemplarer
Randstad 7 — Redaktør — 2 eksemplarer
Randstad 6 — Redaktør — 2 eksemplarer
Randstad 5 — Redaktør — 2 eksemplarer
Randstad 4 — Redaktør — 2 eksemplarer
Randstad 13 — Redaktør — 2 eksemplarer
Randstad 1 — Redaktør — 2 eksemplarer
Harry Mulisch Leest 2 eksemplarer
Verzamelde verhalen 1 eksemplar
Randstad 10 — Redaktør — 1 eksemplar
New Writing and Writers: No. 19 (1981) — Bidragyder — 1 eksemplar
Cadeautje! 1 eksemplar
Geen combinatie 2 1 eksemplar
n gesprek met... — Bidragyder — 1 eksemplar

Associated Works

De Nederlandse poëzie van de negentiende en twintigste eeuw in duizend en enige gedichten (1979) — Bidragyder, nogle udgaver196 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
World's Best Science Fiction: 1965 (1964) — Bidragyder — 105 eksemplarer, 3 anmeldelser
De Nederlandse en Vlaamse literatuur vanaf 1880 in 250 verhalen (2005) — Bidragyder — 75 eksemplarer, 2 anmeldelser
Herinneringen aan Godfried Bomans (1972) — Bidragyder — 46 eksemplarer
De Nederlandse en Vlaamse literatuur vanaf 1880 in 60 lange verhalen (2006) — Bidragyder — 40 eksemplarer, 2 anmeldelser
Voor wie dit leest : proza en poëzie van 1920 tot heden (1959) — Bidragyder — 25 eksemplarer
Voor wie dit leest : proza en poëzie van 1950 tot heden (1959) — Bidragyder — 20 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
De beste korte verhalen van De Bezige Bij (1977) — Bidragyder — 13 eksemplarer
Breekbare dagen — Bidragyder — 5 eksemplarer
The Discovery of Heaven [2001 film] — Original book — 5 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
The Irish Review 10: Dublin. Europe. Dublin (1991) — Bidragyder — 2 eksemplarer

Satte nøgleord på

Almen Viden

Kanonisk navn
Mulisch, Harry
Juridisk navn
Mulisch, Harry Kurt Viktor
Andre navne
Мулиш, Харри
Fjodor Klondyke
Begraafplaats Zorgvlied, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Land (til kort)
Haarlem, Nederland
Amsterdam, Nederland
old age
Eerste Christelijk Lyceum, Haarlem (1940-1944)
Priser og hædersbevisninger
P.C. Hooft-prijs (1977)
Prijs der Nederlandse Letteren (1995)
Reina Prinsen Geerligs-prijs (1951)
Multatuliprijs (1993)
Libris Literatuurprijs (1999)
Constantijn Huygensprijs (1977) (vis alle 10)
Athos-prijs (1961)
Cestoda-prijs (1977)
Gouden Eeuw Award (2009)
Nonino-prijs voor literatuur (2007)
Kort biografi
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.
… (mere)
labfs39 | 36 andre anmeldelser | 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)… (mere)
Hoppetosse1 | 59 andre anmeldelser | 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 | 59 andre anmeldelser | 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 | 13 andre anmeldelser | Aug 23, 2023 |



Måske også interessante?

Associated Authors

Maarten 't Hart Contributor, Author
Adriaan van Dis Contributor, Author
Hugo Claus Author
Karel Jonckheere Contributor
Carl Romme Contributor
Joseph Luns Contributor
Nini Boesman Contributor
Hella Haasse Contributor
Max Euwe Contributor
Marita Mathijsen Introduction
Gerd De Ley Composer
Opland Cover artist
Jan van Vlijmen Contributor
Th. Sontrop Contributor
Per Gedin Contributor
Reinbert de Leeuw Contributor
Wiel Kusters Contributor
Piet Meeuse Contributor
Peter Renard Cover designer
Frans de Rover Contributor
Abraham de Swaan Contributor
Karel Beunis Cover designer
Philippe Noble Traduction, Translator
Isabelle Rosselin Traduction, Translator
Paul Vincent Translator
Milan Hulsing Cartoonist
Annelen Habers Translator
Gregor Seferens Translator
Zbynìk Hraba Cover designer
Gerrit Berveling Translator
Olga Krijtová Translator
Els Early Translator
Maria Csollány Translator
Wally Elenbaas Illustrator, Cover artist
Betty van Garrel Contributor
Ischa Meijer Contributor


Also by
½ 3.7

Diagrammer og grafer