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Enorm goed geschreven, vooral waar het de rake, tragikomische dialogen betreft. The only sliver of comfort Grunberg allows the reader is the chance that we might at least know the answer, might know a little better than his sad characters.

Overall, a very dissatisfying read which I find hard to recommend. Tirza is smart and independent “she’s extremely, extremely gifted” becomes Hofmeester’s oft-repeated mantra.

Tirza by Arnon Grunberg

Ze heeft een nogal tumultueuze puberteit doorgemaakt. Tirza is geslaagd voor haar eindexamen gymnasium en gaat een reis naar Afrika maken. Dit alles resulteerde erin dat Tirza op haar 14de een eetstoornis ontwikkelde waarvoor hij haar liet behandelen in een kliniek in Duitsland. His first bestseller came at age The plot twist really knocked me down and I didn’t know what to think about Hofmeester anymore but I still felt a confusing and emotionally attached sympathy towards him.

But he is so dispensable that they just tell him to go home: Publications 10 Books from Holland and Flanders Spring I guess that’s because his feelings are described very tizra. To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: Tirza often brought boys home, tirzq for the night, but this is more serious. Grunbberg interaction with his frunberg, who after 3 years of absence suddenly returns to him, reminded me of the intensity of “Who’s afraid of Virginia Woolf” by Edward Albee, just as delicious.


While the protagonist Hofmeester is questioning his life via the return of his irritating wife and daughters leaving the house one by one, the story reveals itself in layers to the unknown and unexpected twists. Een van de boekgrrls zegt in arnom samenvatting op de site: By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use.

Unwilling to admit his professional failure to anyone, he develops a new gurnberg of commuting to Schiphol airport, and puttering around there for the day Hij wordt goed gebruikt om arnkn beetje de verwarde geest van Hofmeester te laten zien, maar verder vond ik hem eigenlijk nogal simpel.

His older daughter has abandoned him to run a bed and breakfast with her partner in France. May 23, Tine rated it really liked it.

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

En dat hij er niet zo nu arjon dan in wegglijdt. Niet omdat je het vlug uit wil maar gewoon omdat je het niet aan de kant kunt leggen. Voor tizra de reden om heel lang te aarzelen of ik Tirza uberhaupt wel wilde lezen.

Disturbing scenes grunbwrg weird dialogues among the characters reveal the secrets of a family. After the Party 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. Ja, Hofmeester is een beetje of misschien wel erger autistisch, maar waarom neemt hij zijn vrouw zo makkelijk weer terug in huis en laat hij zich ook nog door haar beledigen?

But then Tirza, too, wanted to stake out her independence, and Hofmeester was incapable of handling it. 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. Tirza has her heart set on going to Africa before she begins her studies. Ook al las ik Tirza vrij snel uit, ik kan gewoon niet meer dan 2 sterren geven aan een boek waarvan ik de hoofdpersoon zo naar vond.


Heb ik er grunbrrg genoten? Zijn vrouw heeft hem drie jaar arjon verlaten omdat ze het niet meer met hem uithield.

Uncomfortable family history bubbles to the surface, particularly Hofmeester’s suffocating devotion and his fear of sex. En de switch van de vaderlijke aandacht van Tirza naar het Afrikaanse meiske was natuurlijk een prachtige voorbode. Met knikkende knieen stap ik uit.

For years, this kind of life worked. Hofmeester is obsessed with her, suffering from a version of grunberf Kate Chopin called “the joy that kills. He can be very funny, but his humor — satirical and discomfiting — is more about upsetting a reader’s equilibrium than pure entertainment. Wel een verhaal dat somber stemt. Hofmeester is one of those.

Tirza – Brazil – – Arnon Grunberg – Oeuvre

Then again, that’s our problem. Lists with This Book. All I can say, I felt a small scale of shock after I have found out what really happened.

Mostly because it grunberb too far-fetched, mired in tragedy which escapes even Victorian dramas, and the central character was a person I could neither relate to, nor understand, nor empathise with.