The Glass Bead Game

Author: Hermann Hesse
Publisher: Holt Paperbacks
ISBN: 1466835028
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The Glass Bead Game from the Author: Hermann Hesse. The Glass Bead Game, for which Hesse won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1946, is the author's last and crowning achievement, the most imaginative and prophetic of all his novels. Setting the story in the distant postapocalyptic future, Hesse tells of an elite cult of intellectuals who play an elaborate game that uses all the cultural and scientific knowledge of the Ages. The Glass Bead Game is a fascinating tale of the complexity of modern life as well as a classic of modern literature. This edition features a Foreword by Theodore Ziolkowski that places the book in the full context of Hesse's thought.

Hermann Hesse

Author: Harold Bloom
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 079107398X
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Hermann Hesse from the Author: Harold Bloom. Hermann Hesse's introspective, lyrical writing won him praise from the literary world, while his sense of estrangement from industrialized civilization and endorsement of pacificism brought him wide popular approval. Winner of the Nobel Prize for The Glass Bead Game, Hesse renders life's callings in a way that has called readers to a renewed sense of purpose and possibility.

Hymn To Old Age

Author: Hermann Hesse
Publisher: Pushkin Press
ISBN: 1908968974
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Hymn To Old Age from the Author: Hermann Hesse. From the author of Steppenwolf and The Glass Bead Game, Hermann Hesse's Hymn to Old Age (Mit der Reife wird man immer jünger) is a collection of his most beautiful short works, including intimate memories of his final years. Hermann Hesse not only lived well into his eighties, but as a compulsive writer he also kept a record through his notebooks, letters, stories, poems and novels of his reactions to every phase of life that he passed through. This anthology traces his thoughts and experiences over several decades, capturing the problems, delights and very frequently the humour of old age. Shining through all these literary gems is a deep love of life, an acceptance of death, and an exhilaratingly youthfulness that Hesse himself would argue is characteristic only of the very young and the very old.

Soul Of The Age

Author: Hermann Hesse
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 1466835192
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Soul Of The Age from the Author: Hermann Hesse. Throughout his life, Herman Hesse was a devoted letter writer. He corresponded, not just with friends and family, but also with his readers. From his letters home from the seminary at age fourteen, to his last letters, written days before his death at eighty-five, this selection gives a sense of the author of some of the most widely read books of the century.

Pictor S Metamorphoses

Author: Hermann Hesse
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 1466835141
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Pictor S Metamorphoses from the Author: Hermann Hesse. In the spring of 1922, several months after completing Siddhartha, Hermann Hesse wrote a fairy tale that was also a love story, inspired by the woman who was to become his second wife. That story, Pictor's Metamorphoses, is the centerpiece of this anthology of Hesse's luminous short fiction. Based on The Arabian Nights and the work of the Brothers Grimm, the nineteen stories collected here represent a half century of Hesse's short writings. They display the full range of Hesse's lifetime fascination with fantasy--as dream, fairy tale, satire, or allegory.

Hermann Hesse S Steppenwolf Siddhartha

Author: Ruth Goode
Publisher: Barron's Educational Series
ISBN: 9780764191244
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Hermann Hesse S Steppenwolf Siddhartha from the Author: Ruth Goode. A lively, in-depth discussion of STEPPENWOLF AND SIDDHARTHA. Students are taken on an exciting journey of discovery through every scene or chapter. Also included are unique text notes, ideas for term papers, notes on the author's life as well as a glossary.

Hermann Hesse S Fictions Of The Self

Author: Eugene L. Stelzig
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400859557
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Hermann Hesse S Fictions Of The Self from the Author: Eugene L. Stelzig. This masterful synthesis of criticism and biography surveys all of Hermann Hesse's major works and many of his minor ones in relation to the intricate psychological design of his entire life history. Eugene Stelzig examines what it means to be an "autobiographical writer" by considering Hesse's fictions of the self as an exemplary instance of the relationship between life and art and between biography and autobiography. In a graceful and inviting style, he frees this major confessional writer from the confines of German culture and the status of "cult figure" of the 1960s, and situates him in the tradition of world literature and in a variety of literary, psychological, philosophical, and religious contexts. Three introductory chapters on autobiography and Hesse set the stage for a chronological study. Then follows a penetrating analysis of the balance between biographical fact and confessional fantasy in Hesse's long career, from the failed autobiography of his first literary success, Beneath the Wheel, through the protracted midlife crisis of the grotesque Steppenwolf period, to the visionary autobiography of his magisterial fictional finale, The Glass Bead Game. Originally published in 1988. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

A Companion To The Works Of Hermann Hesse

Author: Ingo Cornils
Publisher: Camden House
ISBN: 1571133305
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A Companion To The Works Of Hermann Hesse from the Author: Ingo Cornils. New essays on the works and themes of Hesse, one of the most perennially relevant and widely-read German authors.

Steppenwolf

Author: Hermann Hesse
Publisher: Holt Paperbacks
ISBN: 1466835036
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Steppenwolf from the Author: Hermann Hesse. Harry Haller is a sad and lonely figure, a reclusive intellectual for whom life holds no joy. He struggles to reconcile the wild primeval wolf and the rational man within himself without surrendering to the bourgeois values he despises. His life changes dramatically when he meets a woman who is his opposite, the carefree and elusive Hermine. The tale of the Steppenwolf culminates in the surreal Magic Theater—for mad men only. Steppenwolf is Hesse's best-known and most autobiographical work. With its blend of Eastern mysticism and Western culture, it is one of literature's most poetic evocations of the soul's journey to liberation. Originally published in English in 1929, the novel's wisdom continues to speak to our souls and marks it as a classic of modern literature.