N Verslag Van Henry Van Eeden Se Weeklange Besoek Aan Die Silbersteins Se Groot Landgoed Om Salome, Sy Toekomstige Bruid, Te Ontmoet Elke Dag Lewer Bisarre Ervarings Op En Dit Word Vir Henry N Inisiasieproses Hy Moet Sy Onskuld Verloor En Kennismaak Met Die Verweefdheid Van Die Goeie En Die Bose Fantastical events on a lavish Cape wine estate, where our confused scion impatiently awaits his fianc es appearance As do we This is part The Magus, part Traumnovelle, with a dash of Cold Comfort Farm, and a bunch of weird Heart Of Darkness stirred in Some excellent r Seven days at the Silbersteins is a little novel who won one of the most prestigious prizes of Afrikaans literature Just saying.There are many perspectives to this book The prose is dense with interwoven themes, symbols and philosophy, yet the tone is often light with gentle irony As for the pacing it is right as is should be quick on story and long on thought , to quote TaiwaneastcoasterThis is mainly the story of Henry van Eeden, who comes to the estate of Weldevonden to marry its heire Seven days at the Silbersteins is a little novel who won one of the most prestigious prizes of Afrikaans literature Just saying.There are many perspectives to this book The prose is dense with interwoven themes, symbols and philosophy, yet the tone is often light with gentle irony As for the pacing it is right as is should be quick on story and long on thought , to quote TaiwaneastcoasterThis is mainly the story of Henry van Eeden, who comes to the estate of Weldevonden to marry its heiress Salom A classic introspective of Afrikanerdom from the inside I had to respond to the measly one from Ilze You do not need to know Jung, you do not need to analyze any symbols These characters are not remote, they walk the streets today They live in Tuscan kitsch villas all over the country and they vacation in the French countryside Your investment broker is probably one of them Rare treats like this book form part of a stunning literature that in some small measure makes up for some of the dow A classic introspective of Afrikanerdom from the inside I had to respond to Wat n mallemeule van bisarre beelde en idees tog boeiend en af en toe ongelooflike beskrywings. Read this classic Afrikaaner novel in English of course The title translates as Seven Days at the Silbersteins It is a maddening and surreal story which at times made me want to hurl it across the room the characters and situations are so infuriating Probably one I should read again This is another one of those we HAD to do because we were studying yup Twas but a varsity read At the time I had no knowledge of Jung, so a lot of the symbols passed me by I even bought the how to read LeRoux and it didn t help What frustrated me most is that the characters in the book are so remote You can t seem to experience them and the questions asked seemed so unimportant, the entire context huge mansion, etc just could not possibly be real.Several years after the event, I m This is another one of those we HAD to do because we were studying yup Twas but a varsity read At the time I had no knowledge of Jung, so a lot of the symbols passed me by I even bought the how to read LeRoux and it didn t help What frustrated me most is that the characters in the book are so remote Yo Dit is anders as die moderne roman Mens ontmoet verskillende figure deur die loop van die dae Die skrywer wys ook n ander sy van die Silbersteins as wat van mense in daardie tyd verwag word.Soos die gesegde se good things comes to those who wait moes Henry sewe dae wag vir Salome. A reread for me I read it in the Seventies, although it was first published in the Sixties.I am not sure how to describe this book An age old tradition is set in motion by two affluent families, the Van Eedens and Silbersteins, in South Africa, to merge their wealth in the form of a marriage of their two chosen descendents The innocence of the conservative, although well bred groom to be, Henry, is a problem for the Silbersteins who value their promiscuity, liberal lifestyle and everything el A reread for me I read it in the Seventies, although it was first published in the Sixties.I am not sure how to describe this book An age old tradition is set in motion by two affluent families, the Van Eedens and Silbersteins, South Africa