Arnon Grunberg ä 4 DownloadThis was a surprise I had *actually given up on Grunberg his nihilistic oeuvre collided head on with my perhaps naive existentialist *given up on Grunberg his nihilistic oeuvre collided head on with my perhaps naive existentialist also literary stylistic he did not esonate with me But Tirza is different By that I mean the world that Grunberg shows us here is as drab and hopeless as in his other books but nevertheless this is a tremendous Darkness Light read The way he draws main character Jgen Hofmeester is masterly from the beginning this nice little bourgeois man seems to have some creepy traits but in the end he turns out to be a eal but pitiful monster The interaction with his wife who after 3 years of absence suddenly eturns to him eminded me of the intensity of Who s afraid of Virginia Woolf by Edward Albee just as delicious The final chapters in Namibia on a trip with a 9 year old black girl brought back Nabokov s Lolita and the gradually intense state of trance of Hofmeester seemed a nice eference to Raskolnikov in Crime and Punishment by Dostoyevsky I know Grunberg seems to measure himself with the Great Now I agree there are some weaker points in the story such as the pale figure of Tirza herself for obvious easons or the metamorphosis of the wife from bitch to dedicated wife and also the decisive
turn in the plot is not entirely unexpected But I do think Grunberg eally succeeded in delivering a truly great grotesuein the plot is not entirely unexpected But I do think Grunberg eally succeeded in delivering a truly great grotesue 3 stars In my entire life have i ead only one book that disgusted and horrified me than this one the Painted Bird by Jerzy Kosinsky But Tirza is well written and the plot is clever After the plot twist i leafed back to see how Grunberg had done it Clever it must be said And a finely crafted eerieness throughout the whole book which makes the whole experience the unbearable That too was well done Hence the three stars But no I am not happy with this extra experience in my book life Wish i had never Not Handsome Enough read it I feel literally sick and i can t sleep There is a law of physics that posits that everything that is in movement will try to stay moving Once a ballolls down a hill it will euire another
external force like a wall or like friction to stop it I m inclined to agree that there is little toforce like a wall or like friction to stop it I m inclined to agree that there is little to one can do against this impermeable force of change but I also know that a lot of people will be different and will actively esist this inherent dynamism in everythingJ Busy Park rgen Hofmeester for instance the protagonist of this novel is living in a world of stasis He has aespectable job a wife and two children They have dinner at set times he drives his daughter Tirza to cello lessons and somewhat annoyingly eads them Tolstoy before going to bed It s a bourgeois fantasy and one that Grunb. De vrijheid mag lonken maar liefst niet de hele dag; wanneer de vrijheid uitsluitend tijdens de zomervakantie lonkt is het leven al zwaar genoeg Jörgen Hofmeester is vader van twee dochters en werkzaam voor een gerenommeerd bedrijf Dankzij een uitgekiend financieel beleid woont hij op stand. Erg takes some elish in deconstructing His wife leaves him his daughters drift out of his control and Hofmeester GIS and Fr�uleins: The German-American Encounter in 1950s West Germany realizes he has uite literally nothing going on for him any His prime has slipped through his fingersUnsurprisingly sex takes a largeole in Hofmeester s life Grunberg aptly puts him in different situations as a husband as a father as a spectator One could argue that sex is a domain of control of lack thereof throughout the entire novel It s where control meets power and where the The Confederate Privateers real Hofmeester isevealed through the Big Bad Detective Agency readerIt s somewhat befitting that this carefully composed novel suffers from similar weaknesses as its protagonist Tirza is so calmly and coolly written that it feels as much as a statement as it does a story Grunberg throws ineferences to those other novels like Lolita but ultimately there is a sort of weird detachement going on throughout the book There is no eal emotion and as much as Hofmeester insists on people trying his sashimi throughout the novel Grunberg insists on you taking note of how he has constructed his critiue on bourgeois fantasies of control and superiorityIt s a good book for sure but it s good in a very self aware
that leaves little oom adventure for excess for sheer Otto Freundlich: Cosmic Communism reading pleasure Grunberg hasn teally lost himself in the writing of this book and while that is absolutely fine it does make that I appreciate it in the same way I appreciate the work of a good surgeon and not that of a good musician or painter DISCLAIMER I am the publisher of the book and thus spent approximately two years The Tattooist of Auschwitz (The Tattooist of Auschwitz, reading and editing and working on it So take myeview with a grain of salt or the understanding that I am deeply invested in this text and know it uite well Also I would Profiles in Leadership: Historians on the Elusive Quality of Greatness really appreciate it if you would purchase this book since it would benefit Open Letter directlyThe book J Franz might write if he could get out of the way of his pretensions Not aead which was enjoyable Mostly because it was too far fetched mired in tragedy which escapes even Victorian dramas and the central character was a person I could neither elate to nor understand nor empathise with Overall a very dissatisfying ead which I find hard to ecommend It has it s elements of course the anxiety of a modern father the discomfortWay That Leaves Little Room
of being an gratifying husband all put out too well Butbeing an un gratifying husband all out too well But it is done to the extremities such that any possibility of elating to the anxiety goes off in smoke Review This book this book the whole book you ead about an insane man who has or wants to have sex with young women age 16 and eventually even 9 it was so gross and there were a lot of unnecessary sex sc. Bandeloosheid leidt tot ampen Stilstand is voor Hofmeester de voorwaarde voor liefde en geluk Loom houdt hij van zijn dochters Dat zijn echtgenote hem ingeruild heeft voor een jeugdliefde op een woonboot en dat een gedeelte van zijn vermogen is verdwenen door malversaties van merkwaardige. ,
Enes I did kind of enjoy the book because it was interesting to see the story develop but then it had an open cliff hanger ending and I just wanted to kill myselfIt feels like I just ead a pedofile porno or something now I know I won t even get the conclusion from the author So I was going to give it 3 stars but now just 2 this book was just too fucked up the author starts to scare
me I don t know how someone in their ight mind could think of a story like this with so muchI don t know how someone in their ight mind could think of a story like this with so much It was kind of interesting though not the worst book I ve Britain, Europe And The Third World read in dutch literature but it still made me want to throw up 80% of the time Tirza has been one of the best books I haveead this year The style of the Dutch writer is somewhere between Dostoevsky and Coetzee Disturbing scenes and weird dialogues among the characters Scotland Yard reveal the secrets of a family Because of the unlikable characters and disturbing parts of the story the book may not be for everyone however the author Arnon Grunberg writes superbly and the book becomes unputdownable in a weird way While the protagonist Hofmeester is uestioning his life via theeturn of his irritating wife and daughters leaving the house one by one the
story eveals itself in layers to the unknown and unexpected twistsI liked the first part of the book better After thereveals itself in layers to the unknown and unexpected twistsI liked the first part of the book better After the section I lost my attention a little at the journey of Hofmeester in the desert until a definite point that I cannot talk about here since I don t wish to give spoilers All I can say I felt a small scale of shock after I have found out what eally happened Although it is expectable if you Unverified: A Novel read and understand the main character carefully the narration of the obsession of a father is unforgettable Dude this book is seriously good A tense taut psycho sexual thriller that disturbed me as itaised my heart Grand Teton Explorers Guide rate like few works of this level of literary fiction have done before It s so great toead such great well written prose that is so engaging and enthralling and Grunberg creates a timeless antihero with Hofmeester Awesome translation too Finally done with this after 3 goddamn years FREEDOOOOMSo the first maybe 380 pages of this book were a mix of boring and disgusting Loooots of mentioning of sex and a lot of it a little uesionable eg Banging a classmate of your daughters in your shed at the daughters partyBuuuut I gotta admit the last bit was surprising and uite good like damn boi I didn t see that coming It kinda makes me want to UFO Crash at Roswell: The Genesis of a Modern Myth reread parts to see the foreshadowing cause it was there and I know it wassssSo there ya go that s TirzaAlso uite ironic that I finished this on 911 since that plays a biiiit of aole in the book. Groeperingen die de wereldeconomie beheersen het deert hem niet Zolang hij maar van zijn kinderen mag houden Maar op een avond staat zijn echtgenote weer voor de deur En dan doet een man zijn intrede in het leven van Jörgen Hofmeester een man die als twee druppels water op Mohammed Atta lij.