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Hans Giebernath, a gifted student lives in a Forest village is on a path of scholarship. Hans dutifully follows the regimen of study and endless examinations, his success rewarded only with more crushing assignments. When Hans befriends a rebellious young poet, he begins to imagine other possibilities outside the narrow world of the academy. Finally sent home after a nervous breakdown, Hans is revived by nature and romance, and vows never to return to the gray conformity of the academic system.
The Nobel Prize winner dramatizes the dilemma of the marked man, the outcast, the quasi-criminal hero who rejects society and strives to find a higher meaning in a strange world of his own making.
A collection of twenty-two fairy tales by the Nobel Prize-winning novelist, most translated into English for the first time, show the influence of German Romanticism, psychoanalysis, and Eastern religion on his development as an author.
This novel is set in the future, looking back at the life history of Joseph Knecht, Magister Ludi, who plays the Glass Bead Game.
3 short stories by the famous author: A Child's Heart, Klein and Wagner, and Klingsor's Last Summer.
Three short stories that illustrate Hesse's view of the happiness and sadness and meaning of life. A wonderful introduction to Hesse's works.
En esta obra Herman Hesse llega al punto culminante de su obra, narra la historia de dos personajes que encarnan aspectos esenciales -aparentemente opuestos- de la personalidad humana: el racional y el instintivo, lo consciente y lo emotivo, la ciencia y el arte. En una bibliografía muy extensa, que incluye sendos ensayos sobre Bocaccio y San Francisco de Asís, sus novelas que alcanzaron mayor difusión son Bajo la rueda (1906); Demian (1919); Siddharta (1922), que recrea los años de mocedad de Buda; la muy abrumadora trama de El lobo estepario (1927); Narciso y Goldmundo (1930), un bellísimo relato que transcurre en la época medieval y cuya versión cinematográfica estuvo en los planes de Luchino Visconti; Viaje a Oriente (1932), y El juego de abalorios (1940).
Vowing at an early age "to be a poet or nothing at all," Hermann Hesse rebelled against formal education, focusing on a rigorous program of independent study that included literature, philosophy, art, and history. One result of these efforts was a series of novels that became counterculture bibles that remain widely influential today. Another was a body of evocative spiritual poetry. Published for the first time in English, these vivid, probing short works reflect deeply on the challenges of life and provide a spiritual solace that transcends specific denominational hymns, prayers, and rituals. The Seasons of the Soul offers valuable guidance in poetic form for those longing for a more meaningful life, seeking a sense of homecoming in nature, in each stage of life, in a renewed relationship with the divine. Extensive quotations from his prose introduce each theme addressed in the book: love, imagination, nature, the divine, and the passage of time. A foreword by Andrew Harvey reintroduces us to a figure about whom some may have believed everything had already been said. Thoughtful commentary throughout from translator Ludwig Max Fischer helps readers understand the poems within the context of Hesse's life.From the Trade Paperback edition.
In the novel, Siddhartha, a young man, leaves his family for a contemplative life, then, restless, discards it for one of the flesh. He conceives a son, but bored and sickened by lust and greed, moves on again. Near despair, Siddhartha comes to a river where he hears a unique sound. This sound signals the true beginning of his life -- the beginning of suffering, rejection, peace, and, finally, wisdom.From the Paperback edition.
Set in India, Siddhartha is the story of a young Brahmin's search for ultimate reality after meeting with the Buddha. Includes suggestions for further reading.
Harry Haller attempts to reconcile his rational self with his animalistic, wolf-like instincts. A classic of modern literature.
Los tres relatos que integran la obra, narran tres momentos en la vida de Knulp, su protagonista. La imagen del delicado y sensible vagabundo está trazada con la maestría y el refinamiento de que sólo Hesse es capaz en la literatura mundial.
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