Netherlands, Belgium

Arnon Grunberg

Blauwe maandagen (1994)
Figuranten (1997)
De heilige Antonio (1998)
Fantoompijn (2000)
De Mensheid zij geprezen (2001)
De asielzoeker (2003)
De joodse messias / Grote Jiddis... (2004)
Het aapje dat geluk pakt (2004)
Tirza (2006)
Onze oom (2008)
Huid en Haar (2010)
De man zonder ziekte (2012)
Het bestand (2015)
Moedervlekken (2016)
Goede mannen (2018)

Marek van der Jagt

De geschiedenis van mijn kaalheid (2000)
Monogaam (2002)
Gstaad 95-98 (2002)

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De joodse messias / Grote Jiddische roman

ISBN 90-5000514-4/9
Publisher Vassallucci, Amsterdam
Year 2004
Country Netherlands, Belgium
Language Dutch


The Jewish Messiah

Xavier Radek lives in Basel, Switserland and is a young man with a mission: he wants to know more about the suffering of the jews. He decides to comfort the ‘Enemies of happiness’.
Although his parents think this has to do with his puberty, he makes friends with Awromele, the son of a rabbi, who suggests he gets circumcised and takes Hebrew lessons. After the problematic circumcision Xavier is certain of his messianistic aspirations: he turns to painting and leaves with Awromele to Amsterdam where he gets rejected by the Rietveld Art Academy. Awromele gets a job at a supermarket. Soon they will go to Israel where Xavier will make it to president.
The universe of The Jewish Messiah is one of pain. All of its characters seem to search for one thing: salvation.

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[ Lebowski Publishers ]

[ De joodse messias ]


Vassallucci, Amsterdam 2004. Grote Jiddische Roman (Great Yiddish Novel) is the same book as The Jewish Messiah, only with a different title and cover.


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Maarten Muntinga, Amsterdam 2010


Lebowski, Amsterdam 2016

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