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Hesse, Hermann 1877-1962

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Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse( Book )

757 editions published between 1922 and 2016 in 38 languages and held by 9,964 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
Steppenwolf by Hermann Hesse( Book )

1,015 editions published between 1927 and 2016 in 36 languages and held by 9,423 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

323 editions published between 1930 and 2016 in 29 languages and held by 4,517 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
Beneath the wheel by Hermann Hesse( Book )

401 editions published between 1900 and 2015 in 22 languages and held by 3,565 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Constitutes an attack on educational systems that foster intellect, purposefulness, and ambition to the detriment of emotion, instinct, and soul
Peter Camenzind by Hermann Hesse( Book )

434 editions published between 1904 and 2015 in 28 languages and held by 3,244 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
Demian, the story of Emil Sinclair's youth by Hermann Hesse( Book )

58 editions published between 1925 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 3,201 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
Gertrude by Hermann Hesse( Book )

287 editions published between 1910 and 2015 in 28 languages and held by 2,791 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
The glass bead game (Magister Ludi) by Hermann Hesse( Book )

54 editions published between 1969 and 2002 in 5 languages and held by 2,669 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)
Rosshalde by Hermann Hesse( Book )

212 editions published between 1900 and 2015 in 18 languages and held by 2,385 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
Knulp: three tales from the life of Knulp by Hermann Hesse( Book )

256 editions published between 1900 and 2015 in 20 languages and held by 2,220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 1915, Knulp was Hesse's most popular book in the years before Demian. This is the first edition in English. Knulp is an amiable vagabond who wanders from town to town, staying with friends who feed and shelter him. Consistently refusing to tie himself down to any trade, place, or person, he even deserts the companion who might be considered Hermann Hesse himself the summer they go tramping together. Knulp's exile is blissful, gentle, self-absorbed. But hidden beneath the light surface of these "Tales from the Life of Knulp" is the conscience of an artist who suspects that his liberation is worthless, even immoral. As he lies dying in a snowstorm, Knulp has an interview with God in which he reproaches himself for his wasted life. But it is revealed to Knulp that the whole purpose of his life has been to bring "a little homseickness for freedom" into the lives of ordinary men
Klingsor's last summer by Hermann Hesse( Book )

176 editions published between 1920 and 2017 in 11 languages and held by 2,004 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
The journey to the East by Hermann Hesse( Book )

161 editions published between 1933 and 2013 in 17 languages and held by 1,808 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A classic of modern literature, The Journey to the East is a profound rendering of the struggle between faith and despair. The hero, identified only as H.H., recounts a fantastic spiritual and geographic pilgrimage he took years ago with the League, a secret society whose members include the likes of Paul Klee, Mozart, and Baudelaire. Traversing both time and space, the pilgrims come across Noah's Ark in Zurich and meet Don Quixote at Bremgarten, only to part ways in seeming discord at the dangerous Morbio Gorge
Siddhartha : an Indian tale by Hermann Hesse( Recording )

60 editions published between 1951 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 1,328 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?
Demian; die Geschichte von Emil Sinclairs Jugend by Hermann Hesse( Book )

231 editions published between 1919 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 1,306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wie alle Hauptwerke Hermann Hesses hat auch der Demian, den der damals 40-jährige Autor mitten im Ersten Weltkrieg schrieb, eine ebenso ungewöhnliche wie spannende Entstehungs- und Wirkungsgeschichte. Daß dieses im Herbst 1917 vollendete Buch erst im Juni 1919, ein halbes Jahr nach Kriegsende, veröffentlicht wurde, lag an der Unbekanntheit des Verfassers. Denn Hesse hatte das Manuskript dem Verlag als das Erstlingswerk eines kranken jungen Dichters empfohlen, des zeitkritischen Poeten Emil Sinclair, der bisher nur in Zeitungen und Zeitschriften durch pazifistische Mahnrufe und Erzählungen aufgefallen war (die gleichfalls von Hesse stammten). Doch trotz des Inkognitos erlebte das Buch eine geradezu stürmische Aufnahme und wurde noch im Erscheinungsjahr mit dem Fontane-Preis für das beste Erstlingswerk eines Nachwuchsautors ausgezeichnet. Thomas Mann verglich die elektrisierende Wirkung des Buches mit der von Goethes Werther, da es "mit unheimlicher Genauigkeit den Nerv der Zeit traf und eine ganze Jugend, die wähnte aus ihrer Mitte sei ihr ein Künder ihres tiefsten Lebens entstanden, zu dankbarem Entzücken hinriß". Bis zur Entdeckung des Pseudonyms im Mai 1920 erschienen drei Auflagen, denen dann unter Hesses eigenem Namen zu seinen Lebzeiten noch 93 weitere folgten. - Verlag
Demian by Hermann Hesse( Book )

309 editions published between 1922 and 2015 in 28 languages and held by 1,267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A brilliant psychological portrait of a troubled young man₂s quest for self-awareness, this coming-of-age novel achieved instant critical and popular acclaim upon its 1919 publication. A landmark in the history of 20th-century literature, it reflects the author's preoccupation with the duality of human nature and the pursuit of spiritual fulfillment
Strange news from another star : and other tales by Hermann Hesse( Book )

28 editions published between 1972 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eight stories about the distillation of wisdom, concerning dream worlds, magical thinking, the subconscious and the soul
If the war goes on; reflections on war and politics by Hermann Hesse( Book )

25 editions published between 1971 and 1990 in English and German and held by 1,148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of essays from Hermann Hesse concerning World War II, his personal anguish and his antagonism to racism, nationalism and war
The Hesse-Mann letters : the correspondence of Hermann Hesse and Thomas Mann, 1910-1955 by Hermann Hesse( Book )

17 editions published between 1975 and 2005 in English and German and held by 1,126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Siddhartha : an Indian tale by Hermann Hesse( Book )

62 editions published between 1922 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,103 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
Wandering; notes and sketches by Hermann Hesse( Book )

29 editions published between 1972 and 1988 in 3 languages and held by 1,084 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Arminius Hesse

Chese, Cherman

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Hermann Hesse literato alemán

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Hermann Hesse novelist and winner of Nobel Prize in Literature

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SteppenwolfNarcissus and GoldmundBeneath the wheelPeter CamenzindDemian, the story of Emil Sinclair's youthGertrudeThe glass bead game (Magister Ludi)Rosshalde