Siegfried

Siegfried

Format
Paperback
Price
$16.00
 
Additional Formats
  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780142004982
  • 192 Pages
  • Penguin Books
  • Adult

Overview

A bracing meditation on the nature of evil and a moving evocation of the human heart, Siegfried is one of Harry Mulisch?s most powerful novels. After a reading of his work, renowned Dutch author Rudolf Herter, who had recently commented in a television interview that it may be only through fiction that the uniquely evil figure of Adolf Hitler can be truly comprehended, is approached by an elderly couple. The pair reveal that as domestic servants in Hitler?s Bavarian retreat in the waning years of the war, they were witness to the jealously guarded birth of Siegfried?the son of Hitler and Eva Braun. For more than fifty years they have kept silent about the child they once raised as their own. Only now and only to Herter are they willing to reveal their astonishing story.

Praise

Insightfully imagined, provocatively concluded… Mulisch accomplishes nice twists while investigating how HitlerÆs endgame might have looked from down the hall. (The Philadelphia Inquirer)

A vivid and suspensefulà thriller about Hitler. (The New York Times)

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