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Siegfried ➞ [Epub] ❥ Siegfried By Harry Mulisch ➨ – Thomashillier.co.uk Zwei Hausangestellte vom Obersalzberg, Hitlers Refugium, erz hlen eine unglaubliche Geschichte Adolf Hitler und Eva Braun hatten einen Sohn, Siegfried, den Hitler gegen Ende des Nationalsozialismus er Zwei Hausangestellte vom Obersalzberg, Hitlers Refugium, erz hlen eine unglaubliche Geschichte Adolf Hitler und Eva Braun hatten einen Sohn, Siegfried, den Hitler gegen Ende des Nationalsozialismus erschie en lie Ein spannender Roman, der nach der Ursache des B sen sucht.


10 thoughts on “Siegfried

  1. David David says:

    Siegfried by Harry MulischAn interesting fictional viewpoint of the most evil man in modern times Adolph Hitler It s not that he had reached a level of evil that had not been matched before or since it s what he brought down with him the German nation a brilliant, industrious, artistic people plagued for decades with wrong headed leaders who led their nation into wars that they rarely won but in which they fought bravely, rarely accomplishing much at all except death and destruction The land Siegfried by Harry MulischAn interesting fictional viewpoint of the most evil man in modern times Adolph Hitler It s not that he had reached a level of evil that had not been matched before or since it s what he brought down with him the German nation a brilliant, industrious, artistic people plagued for decades with wrong headed leaders who led their nation into wars that they rarely won but in which they fought bravely, rarely accomplishing much at all except death and destruction The lands of Europe are fertilized by the blood and gore of German youth, not to mention that of their victims.Mulisch, though, is focused on Hitler the man and what we now know about him Eva Braun, his mistress, is the other main character Mulisch s tale explores the philosophical influences that shaped Hitler s mind as well as his personal experiences and his worship of composers such as Wagner and of mythical heroes.There are several twists and turns that drive the story forward like an augur or a plow in soft earth Try not to read the cover too closely which unnecessarily mentions a spoiler or two a minor irritant, but a bother all the same The Penguin paperback edition has a photograph by Heinrich Hoffmann of Hitler which is haunting because of the expression on his face while holding a child, which he often did Christ like, probably as a propaganda ploy, side by side with the child whose expression, to me at any rate, foretells the cavernous maw into which Hitler will hurl innocents like him within just a few years The child s face is mesmerizing.This fine little novel has made me interested in learningabout philosophers Nietzsche and Schopenhauer and the composer Richard Wagner and those around Hitler doing his bidding I wonder if younger generations know enough about World War II, the sweep of Nazi power across Europe and what it sought to achieve Also the notion of racial purity and how we still have to contend with it now This book should throw light on these aspects for those who have forgotten or who have never bothered to learn David K Lemons October 2019


  2. Gumble& Gumble& says:

    Story about an aging and famous writer Rudolf Herter on a book tour to Vienna During an interview he muses on his ideas about Hitler and argues that his essence can only be captured by putting him in a plausible but fictional scenario and seeing how it develops He is approached by an elderly couple that decide to tell him their story Ullrich and Julia Falk worked at the Berghof, Hitler s rural retreat as servants to Hitler and Eva Braun They tell their story which starts as a fascinating p Story about an aging and famous writer Rudolf Herter on a book tour to Vienna During an interview he muses on his ideas about Hitler and argues that his essence can only be captured by putting him in a plausible but fictional scenario and seeing how it develops He is approached by an elderly couple that decide to tell him their story Ullrich and Julia Falk worked at the Berghof, Hitler s rural retreat as servants to Hitler and Eva Braun They tell their story which starts as a fascinating portrait of Hitler but ends as a horrendous story They are ordered to pretend that Eva Braun and Hitler s son Siegfried is in fact their own son, and then later, Ullrich is forced to secretly murder Siegfried but to pretend including to Julia that it was an accident.In second half of book in particular, Herter moves from musing on Hitler and his contention that Hitler was a nothing, an incarnation of Nothingness, a zero just as zero multiplied by any number is zero, he consumed and destroyed whatever he touched , to linking Hitler and a variety of characters such as Hegel, Kierkegaard, Heidegger, Sartre, Wittgenstein, Plato, Kant, Schopenhauer In particular, in writing which issimilar to some of the conceits in the wonderful Discovery of Heaven he proves that Hitler s very birth caused Nietzsche s descent into madness These parts were very hard to follow particularly without any real knowledge of the writings and works of the different characters and this third part of the book was the least enjoyable Towards the end of the book we read Eva Braun s diaries of the last days Hitler reveals that he was tricked by Himmler into believing that Eva herself had a Jewish grandparents and so Siegfried was not pure Aryan.Not so much a meditation on evil but very much a meditation on Hitler himself For Mulisch like Herter the Second World War is ever present in his work At one point Herter, while in Vienna, muses What was further away the bloody business in Yugoslavia or the vast exterminations in Auschwitz Forty five minutes from Vienna and you were in the Balkans, but the 55 years to the second world war could never be bridged Yet that war was much closer for him, just around the corner in time Herter clearly is Mulisch in many ways and in fact Mulisch chose to use the device of fiction to represent his ideas rather than an essay e.g like his report on Eichmann s trial


  3. Stephen Durrant Stephen Durrant says:

    The premise of this Mulisch novel is that Hitler and Eva Braun had a son, named Siegfried, a fact that only an aged couple in Austria still knows The couple conveys this secret to Rudolf Herter, a famous Dutch writer who is the central character of the novel Herter has long been convinced that biographical and psychological attempts to explain Hitler have all failed and that Hitler can only be meaningfully accessed through fiction The secret about Hitler s son, which falls into his lap, enabl The premise of this Mulisch novel is that Hitler and Eva Braun had a son, named Siegfried, a fact that only an aged couple in Austria still knows The couple conveys this secret to Rudolf Herter, a famous Dutch writer who is the central character of the novel Herter has long been convinced that biographical and psychological attempts to explain Hitler have all failed and that Hitler can only be meaningfully accessed through fiction The secret about Hitler s son, which falls into his lap, enables him to construct a theory of Hitler that is part philosophical and part fictionaland in some measure mad Hitler, Herter argues, is pure negativity, a black hole, the equivalent to the number zero which, in the act of multiplication, destroys all other numbers It is ultimately as futile to find some past event that made Hitler the horror he was as it is to find an equivalent event that made God The negative god Hitler was engendered, Herter argues in a frenzied monologue, from the lineage of Schopenauer, Wagner, and Nietschze, the latter going mad from syphilis in 1888 at precisely the time Hitler was born a sort of ugly but equally mysterious immaculate conception There is a good bit of craziness here, and a great bit of imagination, but it makes for fascinating reading Mulisch can t seem to miss


  4. Dorian Jandreau Dorian Jandreau says:

    I bought this book just because I was bloody bored at a mall waiting for my cat s surgery to end The title and cover intrigued me so I bought it to read while waiting for my cat When I started reading it, I thought how bloody boring it is, but since I had nothing better to do and I was tired I continued reading As pages melted in my eyes, I got interested and wanted to know how everything will end And I can say I already knew the ending, it was predictible book But actually it ended not li I bought this book just because I was bloody bored at a mall waiting for my cat s surgery to end The title and cover intrigued me so I bought it to read while waiting for my cat When I started reading it, I thought how bloody boring it is, but since I had nothing better to do and I was tired I continued reading As pages melted in my eyes, I got interested and wanted to know how everything will end And I can say I already knew the ending, it was predictible book But actually it ended not like I thought In fact the last sentence of a book made me stunned for some minutes Such a mysterious ending In fact all book was so mysterious Predictible and nothing special, but the end was amazing It s hard to write how I liked this book not making a spoiler So, to say it simply it was philosophical, predictible and mysterious book First pages make you want to put it away, but all interesting plot is just in the middle And in fact I have now such thought in my head What if this is truth what was said in the book What if


  5. Ruby Ruby says:

    I was about to give this four stars, because the idea behind it and the explanations about the non personality of Hitler were really really interesting and I could even follow all of the philosophy thanks to my classes But the ending was very predictable and made me realize that I didn t care for the main character at all Also, and I have this feeling a lot when I read Dutch literature, the dialogue seems really forced and unnatural when it s not meant to be like that.


  6. Jacob Hurley Jacob Hurley says:

    awful mulisch seems to have no skill at all, nor sensibility his protagonist is a clone of himself, not to explore himself but rather to praise himself by comparing himself with mann, a sin for which hell rot in hell his prose seems to have no cadence or consideration to it, farted out by a dozen drafts to make it publishable his overarching themes involve pseudo intellectually blank attempts to try and make some point on aesthetic theory, but he clearly knows nothing about it and his points awful mulisch seems to have no skill at all, nor sensibility his protagonist is a clone of himself, not to explore himself but rather to praise himself by comparing himself with mann, a sin for which hell rot in hell his prose seems to have no cadence or consideration to it, farted out by a dozen drafts to make it publishable his overarching themes involve pseudo intellectually blank attempts to try and make some point on aesthetic theory, but he clearly knows nothing about it and his points are as vapid as can be this is a godawful book, dont read it this is the best the dutch have to offer


  7. Daan Van IJcken Daan Van IJcken says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here Although the story is a very good read, I did not very much appreciate the book I feel Hitler as a person is characterised as so muchthan he was He is described as the absolute nothingness and by doing so, Harry Mulisch creates the feeling that Hitler was the only one responsible for the war Thus, taking the blame off the many other responsible people Further, it lacks some historical awareness and downplays other historical tragedies such as Nero s Christian persecution solely t Although the story is a very good read, I did not very much appreciate the book I feel Hitler as a person is characterised as so muchthan he was He is described as the absolute nothingness and by doing so, Harry Mulisch creates the feeling that Hitler was the only one responsible for the war Thus, taking the blame off the many other responsible people Further, it lacks some historical awareness and downplays other historical tragedies such as Nero s Christian persecution solely to make Hitler appear worse


  8. Nancy Nancy says:

    Ugh The author s doppelg nger purports to understand Hitler at last, based on a heretofore unknown salacious and evil occurence Alrighty then Throw in some Nietzsche and Wagner and Eva Braun s diary and there you have it.I thought this book was grossly exploitative and served no purpose Bumped up to two stars since it held my interest until the end, with its unfortunate punchline.


  9. Bandit Bandit says:

    Very few characters in history, particularly that of the last century, inspire the same sort of morbid fascination as Hitler Mulisch exploration of the character is as speculative as it is completely fascinating When a renown author decides to write a book on Hitler, he discovers a secret of the past that upstages any flight of imagination he might have produced in that staggeringly audacious way that reality tends to upstage make belief Not one but two wild concepts in one book, so much to t Very few characters in history, particularly that of the last century, inspire the same sort of morbid fascination as Hitler Mulisch exploration of the character is as speculative as it is completely fascinating When a renown author decides to write a book on Hitler, he discovers a secret of the past that upstages any flight of imagination he might have produced in that staggeringly audacious way that reality tends to upstage make belief Not one but two wild concepts in one book, so much to think about All suppositions and theories, of course, but so clever, so well researched, so intelligent that one can t help but wonder what if The slightness of the book does nothing to betray the gravity of its context Exceptionally interesting read Highly recommended


  10. Sadie Sadie says:

    The alternate history story inside this story is very intriguing The premise Hitler and Eva Braun had a son And Mulisch makes this work without rewriting history It could ve been this way However, the story around that story, the life and thoughts of main protagonist Herter, an author with autobiographical traits discovering these shocking news, didn t really get me Except for the ending, which was shocking, but also very weird.


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