The Discovery of Heaven by Harry Mulisch

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The Discovery of Heaven 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 convinces us that it just might be possible to bring order into the chaos of the world through a story.
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FormatPaperback
Pagination730p.
Number of Pages730
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Open LibraryOL7351856M
ISBN 100140272380
ISBN 109780140272383
OCLC/WorldCa1016095173

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The Discovery of Heaven is a large novel of pages that deals with God's relationship with the human race, predestination and free will, and the lives of two men, the woman they both love, and the child she conceives to fulfill a divine purpose.

Translated from the Dutch by award-winning translator Paul Vincent, /5(65). The Discovery of Heaven 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/5.

The Discovery of Heaven Paperback – January 1, by Harry Mulisch (Author)/5(4). 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 : Penguin Publishing Group.

About The Discovery of Heaven. 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 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 Discovery of Heaven is a big book. Ambitious, comprehensive, it is Mulisch's magnum opus -- a fact difficult to appreciate in the English-language world, where so little of Mulisch's work is available. Published (in Holland) in it has 65 chapters -- one for each of Mulisch's 65 years in -- and it is a summing up of his life.

At the same time, bring in the angels and The Discovery of Heaven reminds me somewhat of Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged, which clocks in at 1, pages, and spends so much of the book trying to shove philosophy down your throat that the story is utterly lost.

And yet, when it comes to The Discovery of Heaven, I did mostly enjoy it. The Discovery of Heaven () 2h 30min | Drama, Fantasy | 25 October (Netherlands) God is disappointed with the human race and wants his stone tablets back. An angel is given the assignment and, with Gabriëls help, tries to manipulate several humans on earth to get his /10(K).

The Discovery of Heaven is a large novel of pages that deals with God's relationship with the human race, predestination and free will, and the lives of two men, the woman they both The Discovery of Heaven book, and the child she conceives to fulfill a divine purpose/5(41). The Discovery of Heavenis a novel of ideas on a large scale, sprawling across science, religion, architecture, politics and more.

Though intellectual in its preoccupations, it is never didactic: ideas are integrated with the plot and characters and never allowed to get in the way of the story. The overall tone is also light-hearted, though. Harry Mulisch is author of the international bestsellers The Assault, The Discovery of Heaven, and The Procedure, as well as other novels, short stories, essays, poetry, plays, and philosophical works.

Paul Vincent lives in London and translated Harry Mulisch's previous two novels.4/5(21). Harry Mulisch - The Discovery of Heaven - Book Review PaperBird. Loading Unsubscribe from PaperBird.

Cancel Unsubscribe. Working Subscribe Subscribed Unsubscribe K. The Discovery of Heaven. The book has 65 chapters, one for each of Mulisch’s years at the time of the novel’s publication. Mulisch, with his hang for numerological symbolism, has given a first hint of the book’s autobiographical nature.

In the two main characters, Max Delius and Onno Quist, the reader can recognise much of Mulisch and. The first edition of this novel was published in January 1stand was written by Don Piper.

The book was published in multiple languages including English language, consists of pages and is available in Paperback format. The main characters of this non fiction, religion story are.

The book has been awarded with, and many others/5. The story begins in heaven, with a conversation between two angels, one of whom has been assigned to contrive the appropriate ancestry and eventual birth of a human intelligence gifted enough to locate the (long hidden) stone tablets containing the Ten Commandments given to the biblical Moses, and then return them to heaven.

The Discovery of Heaven is internationally recognized as a masterpiece. Rich in philosophical, psychological, historical and theological enquiry, it is an extravagant, bold and satisfying novel of ideas/5(5).

Book Overview. 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 5/5(4). Abounding in philopophical, psychological, and theological inquireies, yet laced with humour that is as infectious as it is wilful, The Discovery of Heaven lingers in the mind long after it has been read, offering itself up to many interpretations over : Get this from a library.

The discovery of heaven: a novel. [Harry Mulisch; Paul Vincent] -- 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.

Get this from a library. The discovery of heaven: a novel. [Harry Mulisch; Paul Vincent] -- Annoyed by man's behavior, God decides to take back the Ten Commandments. He orders the angels to find someone intelligent enough to recognize the original tablets. The angels bring together man and.

The subjects of The Discovery of Heaven are even more complex and controversial: the nature of human existence, the possibility of the existence of God, and the relationship between humankind and.

The Discovery of Heaven. In a new novel bulging with metaphysical speculation, Dutch author Mulisch masterfully intersperses mathematics, biology, linguistics, numerology, philosophy and. The Discovery of Heaven by Harry Mulisch and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at   Like all the best novels, The Discovery of Heaven is really unfilmable.

It's big and brash, often irritating, indisputably brilliant, and regularly claimed by critics as one of. The Discovery of Heaven by Harry Mulisch In a philosophical novel, two friends--a cynical, cerebral, blueblood obsessed by the future, and a hedonistic astronomer haunted by the past--are caught up in an angelic emissary's plan to clone one crucial person by the year The four parts of ''The Discovery of Heaven'' are each preceded by a dialogue in heaven.

We learn from the two demiurges who conduct these dialogues that the scientific method, from Francis Bacon. The discovery of heaven Item Preview remove-circle Internet Archive Contributor Internet Archive Language English.

Access-restricted-item true Addeddate Internet Archive Books. Scanned in China. Uploaded by Tracey Gutierres on May 9, SIMILAR ITEMS (based on metadata) Pages: 37 quotes from The Discovery of Heaven: ‘That question is too good to spoil with an answer.’ The Discovery of Heaven Quotes Showing of 37 They themselves are the Book of Books.” ― Harry Mulisch, The Discovery of Heaven.

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Translated from the Dutch by award-winning translator Paul Vincent, the book makes a smooth /5(55). The Book of Parables (37–71) 1st century B.C.

The Book of Heavenly Luminaries (72–82) 3rd century B.C. The Book of Dream Visions (83–90) 2nd century B.C. The Book of the Epistle of Enoch (91–) 2nd century B.C. The Watchers In The Book Of Enoch. Enoch tells that in ancient times, heavenly Watchers rebelled against God in heaven.

His novel The Discovery of Heaven () is considered his masterpiece, and was voted “the best Dutch-language book ever” by Dutch readers in a newspaper poll. “It is the book that shaped our generation; it made us love, even obsess, with reading,” said Peter-Paul Spanjaard, 32, a lawyer in Amsterdam at the time of Mulisch's e works: The Assault (), The Discovery.

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Book of Heaven – 36 Volumes in Text Book & Audio Book. These Volumes are made available for sharing and reading within prayer groups and cenacles dedicated to Luisa Piccarreta and for Private Use Only as we await the release of the Critical Version from The Vatican.

Although these are the unofficial translations, they are considered. As a supplement to the Guardian’s list, here are some of the books by these authors that appear to be available here in the StatesHarry Mulisch – Netherlands – The Discovery of Heaven, The Assault, Sigfried, The Procedure Stefan Heym – Germany – The Wandering Jew, The King David Report Cees Nooteboom – Netherlands – The Following.

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From the movie 'The Discovery of Heaven', based on the Dutch novel of the same name, 'De Ontdekking van de Hemel', by Harry Mulisch. Harry Mulisch - The Discovery of Heaven - Book Review.Download The Discovery of Heaven by Harry Mulisch () and read The Discovery of Heaven by Harry Mulisch () online books in format PDF.

Get also books in EPUB and Mobi Format. Check out other translated books in French, Spanish languages.Heaven: a history User Review - Not Available - Book Verdict. This volume offers a history of interpretations of heaven from a religious standpoint and from the worlds of art, literature, pop culture, and more, with illustrations.

This second edition of the original offers a new preface that updates the study. For all religion collections.

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