History and Time in Harry Mulisch’s The Assault Part 1: The Time Capsule

This entry is part of 10 in the series The Assault by Harry Mulisch

(First published 05-02-2014)  Anton was reading an article in Nature and Mechanics. For his birthday he had been given a secondhand bound copy of the 1938 edition: “A Letter to Posterity”. A photograph showed a group of well-fed Americans in their shirtsleeves looking up at a large, shiny capsule shaped like a torpedo that hung vertically above their heads.