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The Resource The discovery of heaven : a novel, Harry Mulisch ; translated by Paul Vincent

The discovery of heaven : a novel, Harry Mulisch ; translated by Paul Vincent

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The discovery of heaven : a novel
Title
The discovery of heaven
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Harry Mulisch ; translated by Paul Vincent
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • dut
  • eng
Summary
This magnificent epic has been compared to works by Umberto Eco, Thomas Mann, and Dostoyevsky. 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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Cataloging source
CGP
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1927-2010
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Mulisch, Harry
Dewey number
839.31364
Index
no index present
LC call number
PT5860.M85
LC item number
O5713 1997
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Vincent, Paul
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  • Astronomers
  • Philologists
  • Male friendship
  • Netherlands
Label
The discovery of heaven : a novel, Harry Mulisch ; translated by Paul Vincent
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Publication
Copyright
Note
"First published in the United States of America by Viking Penguin ... 1996"--Title page verso
Bar code
  • 31223129910239
  • 31223129910247
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
730 pages
Isbn
9780140239379
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)38188874
Label
The discovery of heaven : a novel, Harry Mulisch ; translated by Paul Vincent
Publication
Copyright
Note
"First published in the United States of America by Viking Penguin ... 1996"--Title page verso
Bar code
  • 31223129910239
  • 31223129910247
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
730 pages
Isbn
9780140239379
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)38188874

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