As an example of a well written novel we present the novel Weinkrampf!, written by the dutch autor: Peter Schlemihl.The novel Weinkrampf! has all the ingredients of a novel of which the writer has sticked to the writingtips we gave. There is a certain point of view in the story, there are fascinating dialogues en the characters are true to life.
Therefor an short introduction of the novel Weinkrampf!
First we tell something about the cover and after that we tell something about the central figures in the novel.
At last but not least we introduce the writer of the novel Weinkrampf!
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Another leading character in the novel Weinkrampf! is the in may 2002 murdered Dutch politician Pim Fortuyn. Just like queen Beatrix he can be seen as a central character in the novel. On the cover he is portrait in a characteristic pose: smoking a little cigar in a stately costume.
Sometimes the emotions in the boat run very high when the person of Pim Fortuyn is being discussed. No occupant who doesn’t have a opinion about him. Especially the manner he was killed ensures the conversation. On more then one occasion the company in the dinghy of Survival.org threatens to collapse arguing, but everytime it’s the guide who manage to keep the case together and is leading the occupants to the springs of evil, where the mysterious river originates, somewhere in the hearth of an obscure kind of Europe. Maybe not a real existing place, but occurring as fiction in the heads of the participants. Who knows.
On the covert, standing under Pim Fortuyn, we can see the figure of the murdered moviemaker Theo van Gogh. Also his life was abruptly ended by a crazy fanatic. Just like the murder on Pim Fortuyn an event that draw deep tracks in the Dutch society. By the conversations in the boot about this the religion of the Islam plays an important role. No one of the particpants on the boat trip can have any sympathy for this: You do’t kill a defenseless
artist for the sake of any religion, and certainly not to reserve for yourself a place in heaven. It must be the most backward motif for a religious person one can imagine.
There’s also a spot on the cover for the deceased, after a short but turbulent life, folk singer Andre Hazes. Just like the depicted Herman Brood, rocker in eternal rest, symbol for the tabloids culture in Holland. The content of tabloid magazines like the Story and the Prive are feeding the discussions in Weinkrampf! about the Dutch artists, but also about the before mentioned royal house with the pre-eminently exponent of glamor, glitter and gossip: princess Maxima.
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First let me introduce myself. My name is Peter Schlemihl. I’m born in Amsterdam on the 12th of July 1964.
After finishing my study pschology at the Free University of Amsterdam I’ve worked as a free established psychotherapist. During the evenings I’ve also studied history on the university of Amsterdam, whereby I went deeply into the study of the second worldwar with a special interest in Adolf Hitler, the major instigator of this war.
I realy have red nearly everything about this macabre man: biographies, war books, diaries, historical memoirs, psychological and medical works, and of course Mein Kampf, the political testament of Adolf Hitler. From this interest I wrote Weinkrampf!. A story that grew more and more into a treatise about the Netherlands in the new centuy, about the murder on Pim Fortuyn and the killing of Theo van Gogh, about Dutch royalty and tabloids.
A story so to say about a country adrift, commented by a select company of jewish people, who on a big rubber dinghy during a journey, organized by Survival.org, dwell on past, present and future. All this against the background of Hitlers book Mein Kampf, which as a blood-red guidance wraps around the story.
Meet a book which is called, by a leading Dutch critic: ‘The ultimate madness on paper’.
The writer Peter Schlemihl, leads as an hermaphrodite guide serving Travel Association ´Diaspora´ a particolored company over a mysterious river.
The voyage upstream to the spring of ´Evil´ is not without danger and appears metaphorically to stand for a journey through ´Mein Kampf´. Hitlers novel is being crossed from the end to the beginning.
This appocaliptic journey is ending in this first part of ´Weinkrampf!´, where the second part of Mein Kampf is starting. This, literal, ´roman fleuve´ has besides moments of a weighty nature also the necessary episodes in which humor predominates.
How, as ´jews´ to deal with matters like the Holocaust, Israel, de ´jewish identity´, the multicultural society, the Royal house of the Netherlands?
Through the ego-events of Peter Schlemihl the reader of the novel is being kept in mind the dangers of populism and ‘divine election thoughts’ of being the best. Therefore one might ask himself if the laughter of the reader shall perish towards the end of story.
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‘I killed the tsar and his ministers – Anastasia screamed in vaine’, sings Esther Musaph. “(…) Something that’s being asked of us again and again, is a sincere search for an open and permissive society in which peace and the freedom of speech can join together…”, let Trix us know two paragraphs further in december 2006… An heartwarming message from Beatrix, if not, dear people?.. Even so an reflection, from which you get the gold shivers down the spine when one takes in consideration, that the person whose articulating it, immediately after delivering, went to the christmastree in her palace, at which place she was in peacefull gathering with her son W. A., Máxima, as well as madam and mister Zorrequieta – once member of the argentine junta in which name tens of thousands opponents and other “troublesome persons” were being kidnapped, tortured, executed or trowed alive from planes into the ocean – eating little peaces of Christmas stollen…’
‘Indeed, a gotspe…’, sais Esther Musaph.
‘When you think thoroughly about it, one should say, it’s incompatible…’, sais mister Polak.
‘…”Dura Lex” doesn’t give a damn for the “Silly Mothers” on the Plaza de Mayo in Buenos Aires and the tens of thousands victims of the “Dirty War”, especially not when he can be the hero for his Argentine sweetheart with his qualification about the conduct of Jorge Z. as Minister of State from the Department of Agriculture under Videla… “Alex has an understanding for me…”, Jorge Z. tells in “Zorreguieta. A biographical sketch” written by journalist Jan Thielen… Imagine such a conversation on the hacienda of Jorge Z.: ‘At that time I didn’t really know about the disappearances and executions… But if so: how could we have dealt otherwise with those communistic terrorists and other left wing bandits, that were throwing Argentine into chaos?.. Don’t you put them aside, then they will multiply like cancer… Throw them out of a plane into the ocean or shoot them dead… It’s all equal, or not Alex?..”… “I can understand it, dad…”…’
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Mister Oppenheim walked with a slight limp. Or was it my imagination? Crystal clear I see, here sitting behind my desk, how on the first day of our ‘journey through “The Evil”‘, he offers me his hand. Again I feel the blush of shame pulling to my jaws after the remark of the man in the striped banksuit. (‘You have a weak hand for a travelguidess…’). And indeed: ‘Why should old jewish people be more fragile than other elderly?..’, it went through my head.
‘You will put, when I request you so, the lifejacket on, ladies and gentleman!.. I wouldn’t like to experience, that we, during our sometimes fierce-like waterjourney through the mental landscape of Adolf H., see one er more persons be swollen by the dark riverwater, which we shall navigate upstream… Because before we will arive at the spring of this broad fluently stream, often moving beyond its banks, unpredictable whirlpools, unexpected rocks and treacherous rapids will be our part… It will not depend on our propulsion source: the two Kraft durch Freude-outboard motors of 500 hp together, won’t let us down… On behalf of Travel Association “Diaspora”, organizer of this exciting journey, I wish you an adventurous, instructive and above all safe journey…’
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