It is the winter of , the last dark days of World War II in occupied Holland. A Nazi collaborator, infamous for his cruelty, is assassinated as he. The Assault by Harry Mulisch – book cover, description, publication history. A review and a link to other reviews of The Assault by Harry Mulisch.

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Please provide an email address. Open Preview See a Problem? Possibly things will work out only with the next girl friend – although the third one has the best chance. The house is burned down. Maar een voorbeeld is de raadselachtige rol van Truus Koster, een verzetsstrijdster gebaseerd op Hannie Schaft die medeverantwoordelijk was voor de liquidatie van de collaborateur die door allerlei toevalligheden voor het huis van de familie Steenwijk kwam te liggen, en dus indirect OOK voor de noodlottige gevolgen daarvan.

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Om niet te zeggen: Towards the middle of the novel, Mulisch introduces another important character, Cor Takes, who interacts with Anton as an adult. I say no work, but I was living and incorporating what I had experience and learned and from time to time going back to revisit One More Victim and move it forward.

En in die zin duidt A. Most of our demons, though, are garden-variety.

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Very well written, The Assault is a morality play for our complex times, a far cry from most simplistic war literature. At moments how it stands still. Maar tegelijk past het occulte en daardoor duistere karakter van deze symbolen naar mijn smaak wel mooi bij het zo bizarre karakter van datgene wat Anton en zijn familie is overkomen.

There are plenty of other people, we tend to forget, who have gone through much much worse. But at least I can surmise that Mulisch and I had some overlap of work time on our fiction pieces. By clicking on “Submit” you agree that you have read and agree to the Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.


He put a garden hose up your ass and let it run till you vomited your own assaulg. Although, I claim my right that there were moments where personal biography thinned out the passage s but this was overwhelmingly rebutted by the return of fiction where the language exploded into passion, especially in confrontations with people from his past. Re-read for the first time sincewhen I’d first discovered this Dutch novel. Maar ook inzicht in het absurde is een inzicht, en het accepteren ervan misschien nog meer: Published March by Pantheon first published Their aseault was broken by the sound of nearby gunshots, and when they looked outside they noticed the asasult of a man lying in front of their next door neighbors’ house.

Retrieved December 1, Jan 29, Seth Golbey rated it really liked it Shelves: Het bestaan en raadselachtige lot van Anton is dus niet uitputtend beschreven in het navolgbare en navertelbare verhaal dat over hem verteld wordt.

Only it was two pages before the ending. Anton is separated from the rest of his family, taken briefly to a local prison for the night, and later he learns of their fate. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Dat verwijst dan naar zijn moeder, Alice Schwarz. I read because books create feelings inside me that resonate with me. Only occasionally do his emotions overwhelm him. Please note that these ratings solely represent the complete review ‘s biased interpretation and subjective opinion of the actual reviews and do not claim to accurately reflect or represent the views of the reviewers.

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In some ways, the book seems to skate too easily over a vast span of time as it intermixes past and present. On the way to Amsterdam, an allied plane attacks the convoy and Schulz dies. The novel was adapted to film in by Fons Rademakerswho produced and directed the film.

The Assault – Canada. The owners of the house where his body is left drag te to the front of another house fearing the Nazis will destroy the house in front of which he is found. The work poses a moral question, aesault to the characters and to the reader, which has far-reaching implications and has the power to engage the mind long after one finishes this richly rewarding masterpiece of the storyteller’s art.


The only thing is, we mustn’t become too much like them, mustn’t destroy ourselves altogether, otherwise they’ll have won in the end Others, however, carry the war like an open wound, such as assaulr resistance fighter, Cor Takes, a man who played a key role in muilsch chain of events that affected the fate of Anton’s family. Pas veel later begrijpt hij wie en wat zij was. The reader also learns how the event and individual perceptions thereof shape the destinies of those involved.

Something I can’t describe is going on at a deeper level.

But are the partisans, as the Nazis insinuate, also to blame for provoking retribution from the occupying forces? Iets soortgelijks ervaar ik bij het puzzelen met de naam van Anton Steenwijk. In the second episode, inhe finally ventures back to Haarlm to the scene of the crime. From the Trade Paperback edition.