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awkward moments with authors: meeting harry mulisch

I had just started working in the Victorian Department of Premier and Cabinet in 1988 when a former colleague rang to let me know that Harry Mulisch would be visiting the University of Melbourne on 19 September. 273 woorden meer

Book Reviews

Book 3 – Twee vrouwen by Harry Mulisch (Dutch)

This is another book I got as a present, back in 2008 this was the gift you received if you went to the Library between October 17th and November 14th as part of Nederland leest (The Netherlands Read). 691 woorden meer

2015 Reading Challenge


Mulisch, Harry. The Assault. Translated by Claire Nicolas White. New York: Pantheon Books, 1986.

Right away, I am struck by the imagery of The Assault. 417 woorden meer

Book Reviews

Lost Books - Two Women

There is a temptation to think that books exist in a Darwinian universe where the fittest survive as classics and those less worthy perish into out-of-print extinction. 780 woorden meer

Lost Books

Dutch Literature

Having read quite some dutch literature in the past weeks, in this article I would like to give an overview of my personal top five of dutch literature I have ever read: 1.120 woorden meer


Todos contra uno: el juicio de Adolf Eichmann

Desde los albores de la historia, la humanidad ha presenciado la escena de un hombre solitario que se enfrenta a su propia destrucción, una destrucción encarnada por un tribunal que, a su vez, representa a la sociedad. 505 woorden meer


The Assault: Part 10: Time Eternal

The tinkering with time and events, which I addressed in the previous post, leads us to what Mulisch calls “time eternal;” the elements in his writing which put the historical events into a larger, more timeless perspective. 1.586 woorden meer