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Siddhartha: An Indian Tale

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A bold translation of Nobel Prize-winner Herman Hesse's most inspirational and beloved work

Hesse's famous and influential novel, Siddartha, is perhaps the most important and compelling moral allegory our troubled century has produced. Integrating Eastern and Western spiritual traditions with psychoanalysis and philosophy, this strangely simple tale, written with a deep and moving empathy for humanity, has touched the lives of millions since its original publication in 1922. Set in India, Siddhartha is the story of a young Brahmin's search for ultimate reality after meeting with the Buddha. His quest takes him from a life of decadence to asceticism, through the illusory joys of sensual love with a beautiful courtesan, and of wealth and fame, to the painful struggles with his son and the ultimate wisdom of renunciation. This new translation by award-winning translator Joachim Neugroschel includes an introduction by Hesse biographer Ralph Freedman.

For more than sixty-five years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,500 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

 

Synopsis:

A powerful new translation of Nobel Prize winner Hermann Hesse’s masterpiece of youthful rebellion—with a foreword by James Franco
 
A young man awakens to selfhood and to a world of possibilities beyond the conventions of his upbringing in Nobel Prize winner Hermann Hesse’s beloved novel Demian. Emil Sinclair is a quiet boy drawn into a forbidden yet seductive realm of petty crime and defiance. His guide is his precocious, mysterious classmate Max Demian, who provokes in Emil a search for self-discovery and spiritual fulfillment. A brilliant psychological portrait, Demian is given new life in this translation, which together with James Franco’s personal and inspiring foreword will bring a new generation to Hesse’s widely influential coming-of-age novel.

Synopsis:

A powerful new translation of Nobel Prize winner Hermann Hesses masterpiece of youthful rebellion—with a foreword and cover art by James Franco

 

A young man awakens to selfhood and to a world of possibilities beyond the conventions of his upbringing in Nobel Prize winner Hermann Hesses beloved novel Demian. Emil Sinclair is a quiet boy drawn into a forbidden yet seductive realm of petty crime and defiance. His guide is his precocious, mysterious classmate Max Demian, who provokes in Emil a search for self-discovery and spiritual fulfillment. A brilliant psychological portrait, Demian is given new life in this translation, which together with James Francos personal and inspiring foreword will bring a new generation to Hesses widely influential coming-of-age novel.

About the Author

Hermann Hesse (1877­–1962) won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1946. His many books include Siddhartha, Steppenwolf, and Narcissus and Goldmund.

 

Damion Searls has translated many classic twentieth-century authors, including Proust, Rilke, and Thomas Bernhard. His translation of Hans Keilsons Comedy in a Minor Key was a New York Times Notable Book and a National Book Critics Circle Award finalist. Searls lives in Brooklyn.

Ralph Freedman is a professor emeritus of comparative literature at Princeton University and the author of an acclaimed biography of Hermann Hesse. He lives in Decatur, Georgia.

James Franco is an Oscar-nominated actor and director. His writing has appeared in Esquire, the Wall Street Journal, and McSweeneys. Franco lives in New York.

Table of Contents

Introduction

Suggestions for Further Reading

A Note on the Translation

SIDDHARTHA

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Mateo, January 27, 2010 (view all comments by Mateo)
Despite sounding horribly cliché...it's an introspective book that everyone should read. Loved it.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780141181233
Translator:
Neugroschel, Joachim
Introduction:
Freedman, Ralph
Translator:
Neugroschel, Joachim
Introduction by:
Freedman, Ralph
Introduction:
Freedman, Ralph
Author:
Fr
Author:
Hesse, Hermann
Author:
Searls, Damion
Author:
Freedman, Ralph
Author:
Franco, James
Author:
Neugroschel, Joachim
Author:
anco, James
Author:
Freedman, Ralph
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Location:
New York, N.Y. :
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Continental european fiction (fictional works
Subject:
Visionary & metaphysical
Subject:
Allegories
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Literary
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series:
Penguin Twentieth-Century Classics
Publication Date:
19990131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
7.87x5.13x.48 in. .32 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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"Synopsis" by ,
A powerful new translation of Nobel Prize winner Hermann Hesse’s masterpiece of youthful rebellion—with a foreword by James Franco
 
A young man awakens to selfhood and to a world of possibilities beyond the conventions of his upbringing in Nobel Prize winner Hermann Hesse’s beloved novel Demian. Emil Sinclair is a quiet boy drawn into a forbidden yet seductive realm of petty crime and defiance. His guide is his precocious, mysterious classmate Max Demian, who provokes in Emil a search for self-discovery and spiritual fulfillment. A brilliant psychological portrait, Demian is given new life in this translation, which together with James Franco’s personal and inspiring foreword will bring a new generation to Hesse’s widely influential coming-of-age novel.

"Synopsis" by ,
A powerful new translation of Nobel Prize winner Hermann Hesses masterpiece of youthful rebellion—with a foreword and cover art by James Franco

 

A young man awakens to selfhood and to a world of possibilities beyond the conventions of his upbringing in Nobel Prize winner Hermann Hesses beloved novel Demian. Emil Sinclair is a quiet boy drawn into a forbidden yet seductive realm of petty crime and defiance. His guide is his precocious, mysterious classmate Max Demian, who provokes in Emil a search for self-discovery and spiritual fulfillment. A brilliant psychological portrait, Demian is given new life in this translation, which together with James Francos personal and inspiring foreword will bring a new generation to Hesses widely influential coming-of-age novel.

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