Twee minuten stilte

Twee minuten stilte is a novel by Dutch academic, writer, and essayist Karel van het Reve. First published in 1959, the detective novel follows the investigation into a murder at a Dutch research institute. A barely disguised roman à clef, many of its characters are based on colleagues and friends of the author, and the novel criticizes an academic system full of meaningless formalities and historiography as practiced by Soviet scholars and their Western sympathizers. The novel was reprinted in 1960 and 1962, and again in 2001 together with Van het Reve's other novel, Nacht op de kale berg.


Twee minuten stilte is a novel by Dutch academic, writer, and essayist Karel van het Reve. First published in 1959, the detective novel follows the investigation into a murder at a Dutch research institute. A barely disguised roman à clef, many of its characters are based on colleagues and friends of the author, and the novel criticizes an academic system full of meaningless formalities and historiography as practiced by Soviet scholars and their Western sympathizers. The novel was reprinted in 1960 and 1962, and again in 2001 together with Van het Reve's other novel, Nacht op de kale berg.
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