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Peter Camenzind (Peter Owen Modern Classic)

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The struggle of an artist to achieve a personal aesthetic ideal within a materialist and uncomprehending society

 

Born into a Swiss village, Peter Camenzind is a introverted peasant boy who becomes a student at Zurich University where he is soon destined for some minor academic post. Yet he does not choose this path; perturbed by what he perceives to be the thankless and turbulent unrest of human nature, Peter Camenzind instead seeks his salvation through self-knowledge in the manner of a Romantic hero. But salvation is elusive; frequenting the bars and literary salons of European cities, his love affairs end as merely ‘amusing episodes, his drinking is escapist and he is further shocked by the death of the one friend whose life seemed to have some meaning. Finally he turns to St. Francis of Assisi in a last attempt at self-discovery, but personal sublimation after the example of the nature-lovng saint still does not give his mind rest. It is not until he returns to his own village to care for his dying father that he can find the path that leads back to himself. Written with a profound intellectual clarity and insight when the author was only 27, this novel illuminates the very foundations of the deep humanity and searching philosophy which are the hallmarks of Hesses later novels.

Synopsis:

Illuminates the very foundations of the deep humanity and searching philosophy which are the hallmarks of Hesse's later novels.

About the Author

Hermann Hesse (1877–1962) was a poet, novelist, and painter whose best-known works include Siddhartha, Steppenwolf, and The Glass Bead Game, for which he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780720611687
Author:
HESSE, HERMANN
Publisher:
Peter Owen Publishers
Author:
Hesse, Hermann
Author:
Camenzind, Peter
Location:
London
Subject:
Innocence
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
PETER OWEN MODERN CLASSICS
Series Volume:
RS2001-01
Publication Date:
20020425
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
186 x 123 in.

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