The Darkroom of Damocles


The Darkroom of Damocles (Dutch: De donkere kamer van Damokles) is a war novel by the Dutch writer Willem Frederik Hermans, published in 1958. An immediate success since it was first published, the novel has been printed in numerous editions and is one of the greatest World War II novels. The book has been translated into English twice, in 1962 by Roy Edwards, and again in 2007 by Ina Rilke. It was adapted into the 1963 film Like Two Drops of Water, directed by Fons Rademakers.
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part of: Canon of Dutch Literature (2002, MNL)
original title: De donkere kamer van Damokles
language: Dutch
date of publication: 1958
genre: novel


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