The Assault

The Assault

Book - 1985
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A novel that probes moral devastation in the wake of the slaughter of an innocent family by the Nazis in retaliation for the association with a Dutch collaborator.
Publisher: New York : Pantheon Books, 1985.
ISBN: 9780394542454
0394542452
9780394744209
0394744209
Branch Call Number: LPLB851015194609
Characteristics: 183 p. ;,22 cm.

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coalbanks
Jul 08, 2011

Actions, no matter how much they may be/seem to be necessary to the perpertrator, often have terrible consequences for others that may outweigh the anticipated benefits.

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BertBailey
Feb 06, 2011

Brilliant long novella, spare but evocative, driven along by a wartime assault whose circumstances gradually and laconically unravel over a lifetime.

xx Mulisch, who died in 2010, has long been regarded as the Netherlands' greatest postwar novelist. With the narrative sureness of Graham Greene and the plausibility of a William Trevor plot, his special area (resulting from his own, very troubling parentage) is the tensions between collaboration and resistance during the Hitler War. xx Going on this short novel, he's an author well worth exploring.

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