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Hesse, Hermann 1877-1962

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Steppenwolf by Hermann Hesse( Book )

556 editions published between 1927 and 2014 in 14 languages and held by 9,559 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In postwar Germany, a fifty-year-old man regards himself as a dual personality, half man and half wolf
Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse( Book )

542 editions published between 1899 and 2014 in 39 languages and held by 8,919 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Blends elements of psychoanalysis and Asian religions to probe an Indian aristocrat's efforts to renounce sensual and material pleasures and discover ultimate spiritual truths
Demian, the story of Emil Sinclair's youth by Hermann Hesse( Book )

760 editions published between 1919 and 2014 in 29 languages and held by 6,251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This first major novel by Nobel Prize-winning author Hermann Hesse incorporates a theme he returned to again and again in most of his works: the fundamental duality of existence. The youthful protagonist, Emil Sinclair, however, his older friend, Max Demian, manages to both clarify and complicate Sinclair's confusion about life's conflicting values. Recounted in engaging prose, rich in sympathy and imagination, this brilliant exploration of the polarities of human nature has retained its remarkable power as a poignant statement of the terrors and torments of adolescence
Peter Camenzind by Hermann Hesse( Book )

578 editions published between 1904 and 2014 in 30 languages and held by 3,690 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After a young writer leaves his Swiss mountain village to experience the world, his illusions are crushed by the suffering he witnesses, until a friendship with an invalid restores his hope
The glass bead game = Das Glasperlenspiel : (Magister Ludi) by Hermann Hesse( Book )

87 editions published between 1969 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 3,291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in the 23rd century, "The glass bead game" is the story of Joseph Knecht, who has been raised in Castalia, the remote place his society has provided for the intellectual elite to grow and flourish. Since childhood, Knecht has been consumed with mastering the Glass Bead Game, which requires a synthesis of aesthetics and scientific arts, such as mathematics, music, logic, and philosophy, which he achieves in adulthood, becoming a Magister Ludi (Master of the Game)
Narcissus and Goldmund by Hermann Hesse( Book )

246 editions published between 1930 and 2014 in 17 languages and held by 3,182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 1930, Narcissus and Goldmuna is the story of two diametrically opposite men: one, an ascetic monk firm in his religious commitment, and the other, a romantic youth hungry for worldly experience. Hesse was a great writer in precisely the modern sense: complex, subtle, allusive: alive to the importance of play. Narcissus and Goldmuna is his very best. What makes this short book so limitlessly vast is the body-and-soul-shaking debate that runs through it, which it has the honesty and courage not to resolve: between the flesh and spirit, art and scientific or religious speculation, action and contemplation
Rosshalde by Hermann Hesse( Book )

283 editions published between 1900 and 2014 in 21 languages and held by 2,614 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story of a famous artist whose creativity is stifled by an empty marriage to which he is bound until freed by the death of his adored son
Siddhartha an Indian tale by Hermann Hesse( )

205 editions published between 1922 and 2014 in 22 languages and held by 2,542 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Siddhartha, a wealthy Brahmin's son, searches for enlightenment which leads him to the river of life itself
Das Glasperlenspiel : Versuch einer Lebensbeschreibung des Magister Ludi Josef Knecht samt Knechts hinterlassenen Schriften by Hermann Hesse( Book )

678 editions published between 1932 and 2014 in 28 languages and held by 2,410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gefingeerde biografie van een volksjongen die zich in het jaar 2200 tegen de barbaarse geest des tijds verzet en geestelijk leidsman wordt
Klingsor's last summer by Hermann Hesse( Book )

253 editions published between 1920 and 2014 in 12 languages and held by 2,288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the first English-language edition of Klingsor's Last Summer, which was originally published in 1920, a year after Demian and two years before Siddhartha. The book has three parts: a story called A Child's Heart, followed by Klein and Wagner and Klingsor's Last Summer, Hesse's two longest and finest novellas. These novellas, along with Siddhartha (the three works were republished in 1931 under the title The Inward Way), are the first fruits of the period that began in the spring of 1919, when Hesse settled in the Ticino mountain village of Montagnola to start a new life without his wife and children. A Child's Heart, written in January 1919, in Basel, concerns the transmutation of a boy's innocence into knowledge of good and evil, and the painful guilt that accompanies this process. Both Klein and Wagner (written in May-June 1919, immediately after the arrival in Montagnola) and Klingsor's Last Summer (written shortly after) are set in a southern landscape that reflects Hesse's life that summer; both novellas have heroes who are more or less Hesse's age at the time; and in both the hero's death is preceded by a grand vision of unity in which the polarities of life are resoluved. Hesse exposes himself mercilessly in Klein and Wagner, a story of escape, wrenching loose, letting go. But the expressionist painter Klingsor is a more direct self-portrait of the Hesse of 1919
Gertrude by Hermann Hesse( Book )

100 editions published between 1945 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 2,105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this fictional memoir, the renowned composer Kuhn recounts his tangled relationships with two artists - his friend Heinrich Muoth, a brooding, self-destructive opera singer, and the gentle, self-assured Gertrude Imthor. Kuhn is drawn to Gertrude upon their first meeting, but Gertrude falls in love with Heinrich, to whom she is introduced when Kuhn auditions them for the leads in his new opera. Hopelessly ill-matched, Gertrude and Heinrich have a disastrous marriage that leaves them both ruined. Yet this tragic affair also becomes the inspiration for Kuhn's opera, the most important success of his artistic life
Beneath the wheel by Hermann Hesse( Book )

156 editions published between 1944 and 2014 in 11 languages and held by 2,054 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Constitutes an attack on educational systems that foster intellect, purposefulness, and ambition to the detriment of emotion, instinct, and soul
Siddhartha; eine indische Dichtung by Hermann Hesse( Book )

341 editions published between 1900 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,871 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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.-
Narziss und Goldmund : Erzählung by Hermann Hesse( Book )

384 editions published between 1929 and 2014 in 14 languages and held by 1,700 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the story of a young man, Goldmund, who wanders around aimlessly throughout Medieval Germany after leaving a Catholic monastery school in search of what could be described as "the meaning of life," or rather, meaning for his life. Weaving in and out of his adventures, and his life, is his good friend Narziss
The journey to the East by Hermann Hesse( Book )

83 editions published between 1933 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,581 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The story of a pilgrimage which apparently fails"--Cover
Wandering; notes and sketches by Hermann Hesse( Book )

104 editions published between 1920 and 2015 in 10 languages and held by 1,458 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Indtryk, noter og digte
Knulp; drei Geschichten aus dem Leben Knulps by Hermann Hesse( Book )

300 editions published between 1900 and 2010 in 18 languages and held by 1,390 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents three tales from the life of Knulp
Siddhartha an Indian tale by Hermann Hesse( Recording )

72 editions published between 1951 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 1,386 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young man, blessed with loving parents and a safe home in a world where want and neglect abound, leaves this haven in search of himself. He joins the Samanas, a band of wandering ascetics without possessions or earthly ties. His quest unfulfilled, he descends into a life of unbounded luxury and indulgence. Where is truth? Where will his soul find true ease? In denial? In decadence? Or in some truth far greater than himself, so simple, so close to him, yet so obvious that only clear eyes may see it?
Strange news from another star, and other tales by Hermann Hesse( Book )

34 editions published between 1972 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 1,311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eight stories about the distillation of wisdom, concerning dream worlds, magical thinking, the subconscious and the soul
Unterm Rad : Roman by Hermann Hesse( Book )

254 editions published between 1900 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 1,179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unterm Rad beschreibt das Schicksal eines begabten Kindes, dem der Ehrgeiz seines Vaters und der Lokalpatriotismus seiner Heimatstadt eine Rolle aufnötigen, die Ihm nicht entspricht und es 'unters Rad' drängt. "Schreibend der Jugend die Würde zu geben, die ihr im Leben verweigert wurde", notiert Peter Handke nach der Lektüre in sein Tagebuch, während Arthur Eloesser 1906 die Erstausgabe mit den Worten begrüßte: "Der Roman enthält ungefähr eine Anleitung für Eltern, Vormünder und Lehrer, wie man einen begabten jungen Menschen am zweckmäßigsten zugrunde richtet." Neben Robert Musils Die Verwirrungen des Zöglings Törless ist 'Unterm Rad' die nachhaltigste Anklage gegen das starre Erziehungsritual zu Beginn des Industriezeltalters
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Chese, Cherman

Chese, Cherman 1877-1962

Chesse, Cherman

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He er man Hei sai 1877-1962

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Ho-man Ho-sai 1877-1962

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Sinclair, Emil.

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SiddharthaDemian, the story of Emil Sinclair's youthPeter CamenzindThe glass bead game = Das Glasperlenspiel : (Magister Ludi)Narcissus and GoldmundRosshaldeSiddhartha an Indian taleKlingsor's last summer