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Hesse, Hermann 1877-1962

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Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse( Book )

1,197 editions published between 1899 and 2018 in 53 languages and held by 13,020 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 )

1,499 editions published between 1 and 2018 in 43 languages and held by 11,936 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 )

942 editions published between 1929 and 2018 in 36 languages and held by 6,001 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
The glass bead game (Magister Ludi) by Hermann Hesse( Book )

523 editions published between 1927 and 2018 in 29 languages and held by 4,746 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the Publisher: The final novel of Hermann Hesse, for which he won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1946, The Glass Bead Game is a fascinating tale of the complexity of modern life as well as a classic of modern literature. 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)
Demian, the story of Emil Sinclair's youth by Hermann Hesse( Book )

360 editions published between 1919 and 2018 in 8 languages and held by 4,635 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
Beneath the wheel by Hermann Hesse( Book )

726 editions published between 1900 and 2017 in 29 languages and held by 4,242 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 )

571 editions published between 1904 and 2017 in 27 languages and held by 3,655 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
Gertrude by Hermann Hesse( Book )

424 editions published between 1910 and 2016 in 28 languages and held by 3,069 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the Publisher: With Gertrude, Herman Hesse continues his lifelong exploration of the irreconcilable elements of human existence. 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 fairy tales of Hermann Hesse by Hermann Hesse( Book )

199 editions published between 1900 and 2017 in 7 languages and held by 2,957 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twenty-two fairy tales for adults by a German writer (1877-1962). In A Man by the Name of Ziegler, the protagonist can talk to animals and finds them just as wicked as humans, Augustus is on a man who loses a fortune but gains happiness, and A Dream of the Gods contrasts the hopes and the reality of World War I. By the author of Steppenwolf
Rosshalde by Hermann Hesse( Book )

296 editions published between 1900 and 2015 in 19 languages and held by 2,625 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
The journey to the East by Hermann Hesse( Book )

286 editions published between 1900 and 2018 in 14 languages and held by 2,452 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The story of a pilgrimage which apparently fails"--Cover
Klingsor's last summer by Hermann Hesse( Book )

227 editions published between 1920 and 2018 in 17 languages and held by 2,108 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
Demian by Hermann Hesse( Book )

365 editions published between 1919 and 2019 in 28 languages and held by 1,451 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
Siddhartha; eine indische Dichtung by Hermann Hesse( Book )

164 editions published between 1900 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 1,200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this parable of worldliness and renunciation, a young prince of ancient India rejects his luxurious station to search for the path of enlightenment
Knulp; drei Geschichten aus dem Leben Knulps by Hermann Hesse( Book )

199 editions published between 1900 and 2015 in 9 languages and held by 1,165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents three tales from the life of Knulp
Das Glasperlenspiel : Versuch einer Lebensbeschreibung des Magister Ludi Josef Knecht samt Knechts hinterlassenen Schriften by Hermann Hesse( Book )

166 editions published between 1943 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 1,139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The glass bead game: a general introduction to its history for the layman -- The life of Magister Ludi Joseph Knecht -- The call -- Waldzell -- Years of freedom -- Two orders -- The mission -- Magister Ludi -- In office -- The two Poles -- A conversation -- Preparations -- The circular letter -- The legend -- Joseph Knecht's posthumous writings -- The poems of Knecht's student years -- The three lives -- The rainmaker -- The father confessor -- The Indian life
If the war goes on; reflections on war and politics by Hermann Hesse( Book )

31 editions published between 1971 and 2018 in English and German and held by 1,123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of essays from Hermann Hesse concerning World War II
The Hesse-Mann letters : the correspondence of Hermann Hesse and Thomas Mann, 1910-1955 by Hermann Hesse( Book )

16 editions published between 1975 and 2016 in English and German and held by 1,072 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Knulp: three tales from the life of Knulp by Hermann Hesse( Book )

32 editions published between 1915 and 2012 in English and German and held by 1,064 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This translation originally published, New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1971 - Translation of 'Knulp' Berlin: Fischer, 1915
Wandering; notes and sketches by Hermann Hesse( Book )

27 editions published between 1972 and 1988 in 3 languages and held by 1,026 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On May 2, 1919, Hesse wrote to Romain Rolland: "I have had to bear a very heavy burden in my personal life in recent years. Now I am about to go to Ticino once again, to live for a while as a hermit in nature and in my work." In 1920, after settling in the Ticino mountain village of Montagnola, he published Wandering, a love letter to this magic-garden world that can be read as a meditation on his attempt to begin a new life. His pure prose, his heartfelt lyricism, and his love for the old earth, for its blessings that renew themselves, all sing in this serene book. The first German edition of Wandering included facsimiles of fourteen watercolor landscapes. Hesse's painting had blossomed in the southern countryside and he even toyed with the idea "that I might still succeed in escaping literature entirely and making a living at the more appealing trade of painter." Unfortunately, his original pictures for Wandering have disappeared; this edition reproduces in black-and-white the full-color reproductions of the 1920 edition
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SteppenwolfNarcissus and GoldmundThe glass bead game (Magister Ludi)Demian, the story of Emil Sinclair's youthBeneath the wheelPeter CamenzindGertrudeThe fairy tales of Hermann Hesse
Alternative Names
Arminius Hesse

Chese, Cherman

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Герман Гессе немец яҙыусыһы һәм рәссамы

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