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Beneath the Wheel

by Hermann Hesse Michael Roloff

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.

Demian: The Story of Emil Sinclair's Youth

by Hermann Hesse Ralph Freedman James Franco Damion Searls

A powerful new translation of Nobel Prize winner Hermann Hesse's masterpiece of youthful rebellion--with a foreword and cover art by James Franco<P> A young man awakens to selfhood and to a world of possibilities beyond the conventions of his upbringing in Nobel Prize winner Hermann Hesse's beloved novel Demian. Emil Sinclair is a quiet boy drawn into a forbidden yet seductive realm of petty crime and defiance. His guide is his precocious, mysterious classmate Max Demian, who provokes in Emil a search for self-discovery and spiritual fulfillment. A brilliant psychological portrait, Demian is given new life in this translation, which together with James Franco's personal and inspiring foreword will bring a new generation to Hesse's widely influential coming-of-age novel.

The Fairy Tales of Hermann Hesse

by Hermann Hesse

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.

The Glass Bead Game

by Hermann Hesse Clara Winston Richard Winston

This novel is set in the future, looking back at the life history of Joseph Knecht, Magister Ludi, who plays the Glass Bead Game.

Hymn to Old Age

by Hermann Hesse David Henry Wilson

A single volume of the most beautiful texts by Herman Hesse including intimate memories of his final years. Hesse collected life sketches, poems, aphorisms and short essays dedicated to the ultimate challenge of a writer who had already accomplished a celebrated body of work -- that of accepting his final years and the approach of death with grace.

Klingsor's Last Summer

by Hermann Hesse

3 short stories by the famous author: A Child's Heart, Klein and Wagner, and Klingsor's Last Summer.

Knulp: Three Tales from the Life of Knulp

by Hermann Hesse Ralph Manheim

Three short stories that illustrate Hesse's view of the happiness and sadness and meaning of life. A wonderful introduction to Hesse's works.

Narciso y Goldmundo

by Hermann Hesse

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).

The Seasons of the Soul

by Hermann Hesse Andrew Harvey Ludwig Max Fischer

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.


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by Hermann Hesse Joachim Neugroschel Ralph Freedman

Hesse's famous and influential novel, Siddartha, is perhaps the most important and compelling moral allegory our troubled century has produced. Integrating Eastern and Western spiritual traditions with psychoanalysis and philosophy, this strangely simple tale, written with a deep and moving empathy for humanity, has touched the lives of millions since its original publication in 1922. Set in India, Siddhartha is the story of a young Brahmin's search for ultimate reality after meeting with the Buddha. His quest takes him from a life of decadence to asceticism, through the illusory joys of sensual love with a beautiful courtesan, and of wealth and fame, to the painful struggles with his son and the ultimate wisdom of renunciation. This new translation by award-winning translator Joachim Neugroschel includes an introduction by Hesse biographer Ralph Freedman.


by Hermann Hesse Tom Robbins Susan Bernofsky

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.


by Hermann Hesse Basil Creighton Joseph Mileck

Harry Haller attempts to reconcile his rational self with his animalistic, wolf-like instincts. A classic of modern literature.

Tres momentos de una vida

by Hermann Hesse

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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