As I told you in the last post, I went to the ball of the blogs on Tuesday. In the corner of the venue, there was standing a dressed up tailor’s dummy with a Harry Mulisch-mask on. The famous Dutch writer who died of cancer last year. It was kind of spooky to have the author present.
The Dutch writer Harry Mulisch died of cancer last Saturday. It was in the news on Sunday, so the front page of ‘Het Parool’ had a big picture of the writer on its front-page. I can’t say that I was a particular fan of Mulisch’s writing, but he is considered to be one of the greatest writers in the Dutch language. Also by himself, he wasn’t known for having a small ego, that’s for sure. But I’ll take people’s word for it when it comes to his writing skills. Still, I thought it was a nice gesture of the paper to put the portrait of Mulisch this big on the front page.