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Steppenwolf

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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 meerts a woman who is his opposite, the carefree and elusive Hermine. The tale of the Steppenwolf culminates in the surreal Magic Theaterfor mad men only.

Steppenwolf is Hesses best-known and most autobiographical work. With its blend of Eastern mysticism and Western culture, it is one of literatures most poetic evocations of the souls journey to liberation. Originally published in English in 1929, the novels wisdom continues to speak to our souls and marks it as a classic of modern literature.

Hermann Hesse was born in Germany in 1877 and later became a citizen of Switzerland. As a Western man profoundly affected by the mysticism of Eastern thought, he wrote many novels, stories, and essays that bear a vital spiritual force that has captured the imagination and loyalty of many generations of readers. His works include Beneath the Wheel, Narcissus and Goldmund, and The Glass Bead Game. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1946. Hermann Hesse died in 1962.

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 Theaterfor mad men only.

Steppenwolf is Hesses best-known and most autobiographical work. With its blend of Eastern mysticism and Western culture, it is one of literatures most poetic evocations of the souls journey to liberation. Originally published in English in 1929, the novels wisdom continues to speak to our souls and marks it as a classic of modern literature.

A NOTE ON THE TRANSLATION1963

This is the first revised edition of Basil Creighton's translation of 1929. In the revision we were intent upon a more exact and more readily understood rendition. British spellings and idioms have been Americanized, Germanisms removed, awkward sentences improved, and misleading translations corrected

Synopsis:

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 meerts 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 Hesses best-known and most autobiographical work. With its blend of Eastern mysticism and Western culture, it is one of literatures most poetic evocations of the souls journey to liberation. Originally published in English in 1929, the novels wisdom continues to speak to our souls and marks it as a classic of modern literature.

About the Author

Hermann Hesse was born in Germany in 1877 and later became a citizen of Switzerland. As a Western man profoundly affected by the mysticism of Eastern thought, he wrote many novels, stories, and essays that bear a vital spiritual force that has captured the imagination and loyalty of many generations of readers. His works include Beneath the Wheel, Narcissus and Goldmund, and The Glass Bead Game. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1946. Hermann Hesse died in 1962.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780805012477
Subtitle:
A Novel
Introduction:
Mileck, Joseph
Author:
Creighton, Basil
Author:
Hesse, Hermann
Author:
Mileck, Joseph
Publisher:
Holt Paperbacks
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Novels and novellas
Subject:
Continental european fiction (fictional works
Subject:
Life
Subject:
Historical fiction
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literary
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st Owl Book ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
SWR-90-01
Publication Date:
1990
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.50 in

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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 meerts 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 Hesses best-known and most autobiographical work. With its blend of Eastern mysticism and Western culture, it is one of literatures most poetic evocations of the souls journey to liberation. Originally published in English in 1929, the novels wisdom continues to speak to our souls and marks it as a classic of modern literature.

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