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Hermann Hesse : life and art

Author: Joseph Mileck
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©1978.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Hermann Hesse; HERMANN HESSE; Hermann Hesse
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph Mileck
ISBN: 0520033515 9780520033511
OCLC Number: 3804203
Notes: Includes indexes.
Description: xiii, 397 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: 1. Background, childhood, and youth: Calw/Basel 1877-1895 : Family ; Schooling ; Literary beginnings --
2. Apprentice bookdealer: Tübingen 1895-1899 : A quiet retreat ; Romantische Lieder and Eine Stunde hinter Mitternacht: refuge in fantasy ; Kirchheim unter Teck --
3. A retreat from aestheticism: Basel 1899-1904 : Social debut and literary success ; Naturalism ; Friedrich Nietzsche, Jacob Burckhardt, and Arthur Schopenhauer ; Hermann Lauscher: an aesthete's world ; Poetry ; Peter Camenzind: a bitter taste of reality ; Unterm Rad: a purging of painful memories ; Other prose works and drama --
4. Domesticity: Gaienhofen 1904-1912 : A Rousseauesque experiment ; Swabian tales ; Italianate tales ; Legends ; The Middle Ages ; Gertrud: an exercise in self-justification ; Other prose works, poetry, and fragments ; Translations ; Hesse as a reviewer and editor --
5. War and awakening: Bern 1912-1919 : A psychological crisis ; Watercolors ; The First World War and politics ; Departure for Ticino ; Major publications ; Rosshalde: failure and new possibility ; Demian: emancipation and quest ; Sigmund Freud and Carl Gustave Jung ; Psychoanalysis and literature ; Art and disease ; Märchen ; Other prose works, drama, and poetry ; Hesse as an editor and reviewer --
6. Rebel-seeker: Montagnola 1919-1931 : A new beginning ; Continued social and political involvement ; Productive agony ; Klein and Wagner: existential anguish ; Klingsors letzter Sommer: the thrust of death ; Siddhartha: ideal possibility ; Kurgast: pendulation ; Der Steppenwolf: between spirituality and sensuality ; Narziss and Goldmund: life's double melody ; Die Morgenlandfahrt: renascent aestheticism ; Other prose works and poetry ; Hesse as an editor and reviewer --
7. Social commitment: Montagnola 1931-1945 : Troubled withdrawal ; Politics and the Nazis ; Das Glasperlenspiel: crowning synthesis ; Other prose works, poetry, and reviews --
8. Reminiscence and rumination: Montagnola, 1945-1962 : Reunions and farewells ; Renewed political and social involvement ; Celebrity and notoriety ; Elder literary statesman ; Illness and death ; Last works and latest publications ; Fortune's ebb and flow.
Responsibility: Joseph Mileck.
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