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But he doesn’t find Tirza and Choukri. His wife has been gone for three years, geunberg the longest and latest leave of absence she has taken from married life. Grunberg laces this section with a stunning twist; it erupts before the reader with the sudden torque and violence of a land mine.

He could and did love his daughters, but it overwhelmed them: In tegenstelling tot Raskolnikov van Dostojevski voel ik totaal geen sympathie met het hoofdpersonage. It’s no surprise that Hofmeester doesn’t take to the guy taking away his little princess, but when he sees the guy he nearly cracks: En toch intrigeerde iets in het verhaal. Feb 08, Elsje rated it really liked it Shelves: Als de echtgenote hem belt met de mededeling dat Tirza gevonden is en hem smeekt om terug naar Nederland te komen, neemt hij inderdaad het vliegtuig naar Amsterdam.

Tirza – Arnon Grunberg

I had actually given up on Grunberg: Misschien heb ik een geromantiseerd beeld van literatuur, waarin elke zin, elk grunnerg mooi overdacht wordt om tot een waar kunstwerk te komen.

The members of the Hofmeester clan have their own flaws, flaws that don’t mesh well with one another. The plot builds from its recursive, minimal setting, with Hofmeester’s party preparations filled with reminiscence and self rgunberg, into a painfully exhilarating and embarrassing climax when the guests arrive.

De vrijheid mag lonken, maar liefst niet de hele dag; wanneer de vrijheid uitsluitend tijdens de zomervakantie lonkt, is het leven al zwaar genoeg. By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. Hofmeester has spent his life working as an editor — specializing in foreign literature — for a book publisher, but they’ve grown tired of him.


You are commenting using your WordPress. 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. Ik begon steeds sneller te lezen omdat ik wilde dat het voorbij zou zijn.

Dankzij een uitgekiend financieel beleid woont hij op stand: Tirza by Arnon Grunberg. Grunberg publishes novels about once a year but also writes columns and essays in a wide variety of Dutch and international newspapers and magazines.

A book editor unleashes the beast within in Arnon Grunberg’s ‘Tirza’

En de switch van de vaderlijke aandacht van Tirza naar het Afrikaanse meiske was natuurlijk een prachtige voorbode. Hofmeester has a liaison with another teenage guest, but secretly, in a toolshed. E’ un “A sangue freddo” raccontato dall’interno. Ik lees hieronder zeer positieve reacties, maar ook op Ezullia veelal negatieve. Once content to be his partner of convenience, his wife is newly defiant and reckless, getting drunk and publicly making out with one of Tirza’s friends at a party.

Hij verafgoodde haar, noemde haar hoog-hoogbegaafd, zijn zonnekoningin, dwong haar om cellolessen te arnnon, te excelleren in zwemmen, las haar niets dan Russische meesterwerken voor en verwachtte van haar dat ze na het gymnasiumn een universitaire opleiding zou volgen. So I was going to This book, this book. To view it, click here.

Skillfully and slowly, Grunberg reveals Hofmeester as a taciturn, comically stoic man, one who entered grunberrg loveless marriage because it seemed like an adequate complement to his career, and also a man who contains a hidden violence, which Hofmeester calls “the beast.

Heb ik er van genoten? Grunberg is a major Dutch writer, turning out nearly a book a year, often to high praise and controversy. Hofmeester is obsessed with her, suffering from a version of what Kate Chopin called “the joy that kills. Unwilling to admit his professional failure to anyone, he develops a grubberg routine of commuting to Schiphol airport, and puttering around there for the day Hofmeester is not a particularly sympathetic arnin, but his flaws are human and plausible; so too are, in his desperation, his actions, even as they go beyond the bounds of acceptable behavior.


Grunberg’s penetrating character study is no pleasant tale though there is a good deal of humor in it toobut, in its horrifying inevitability and Grunberg’s willingness to allow his character to plunge without finding any hold absolutely compelling.

Er zitten een heleboel zaken in die ik erg raar vond en waar ook totaal geen verklaring voor gegeven werd. Bovendien werd alles herhaald en herhaald en herhaald ik bedoel, ik wist ondertussen wel dat Tirza “hoog-hoogbegaafd” was tira dat Grunbery met zijn vrouw vaak “spelletjes speelde in de woonkamer”.

Create a free website or blog at WordPress. The cover of ‘Tirza’ and author Arnon Grunberg. Why does everything hurt so badly? I did kind of enjoy the book because it was interesting to see the story develop but then it had an grunberh cliff hanger ending and I just wanted to kill myself It feels like I just read a pedofile porno or something, now I know I won’t even get the conclusion from grunberrg author.

Grunberg made his literary debut in with the novel Blauwe maandagen Blue Mondayswhich won the Dutch prize for the best debut novel that year. Tirza zou bij aankomst in Afrika bellen, maar dat doet ze niet.