Narcissus and Goldmund

A Novel

Author: Hermann Hesse

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 1466835125

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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Narcissus and Goldmund is the story of a passionate yet uneasy friendship between two men of opposite character. Narcissus, an ascetic instructor at a cloister school, has devoted himself solely to scholarly and spiritual pursuits. One of his students is the sensual, restless Goldmund, who is immediately drawn to his teacher's fierce intellect and sense of discipline. When Narcissus persuades the young student that he is not meant for a life of self-denial, Goldmund sets off in pursuit of aesthetic and physical pleasures, a path that leads him to a final, unexpected reunion with Narcissus.

Narcissus and Goldmund

A Novel

Author: Hermann Hesse,Ursule Molinaro

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780312421670

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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Leaving behind the medieval monastary of Mariabronn at the urgings of his instructor, Narcissus, Goldmund embarks on a fantastic journey to recapture his past and discover his future. Reprint.

Beneath the Wheel

A Novel

Author: Hermann Hesse

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 1466835044

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

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Hans Giebernath lives among the dull and respectable townsfolk of a sleepy Black Forest village. When he is discovered to be an exceptionally gifted student, the entire community presses him onto a path of serious scholarship. Hans dutifully follows the regimen of study and endless examinations, his success rewarded only with more crushing assignments. When Hans befriends a rebellious young poet, he begins to imagine other possibilities outside the narrowly circumscribed world of the academy. Finally sent home after a nervous breakdown, Hans is revived by nature and romance, and vows never to return to the gray conformity of the academic system.

The Fairy Tales of Hermann Hesse

Author: Hermann Hesse

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 0307420515

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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A collection of twenty-two fairy tales by the Nobel Prize-winning novelist, most translated into English for the first time, show the influence of German Romanticism, psychoanalysis, and Eastern religion on his development as an author.

Strange News from Another Star

Author: Hermann Hesse

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 1466835214

Category: Fiction

Page: 221

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In 1919, the same year Demian was published, seven of these stories appeared as a book entitled Märchen--literally, Fairy Tales. For this first edition in English, we have followed the arrangement Hesse made for the final collected edition of his works, where he added an eighth story, "Flute Dream." The new note so clear in Demian was first sounded, Hesse believed, in some of these tales written during the years 1913 to 1918, the period that brought him into conflict with supporters of the war, with his country and its government, with conventional intellectual life, with every form of orthodoxy both in the world and in himself. Unlike his earlier work, from Peter Camenzind through Knulp, the stories in Strange News from Another Star do not allow for an essentially realistic interpretation. They are concerned with dream worlds, the subconscious, magical thinking, and the numinous experience of the soul. Their subject is the distilling of wisdom. The eight stories are "Augustus," "The Poet," "Flute Dream," "Strange News from Another Star," "The Hard Passage," "A Dream Sequence," "Faldum," and--perhaps the masterpiece of this collection--"Iris."

The Great Science Fiction

The Time Machine, the Island of Doctor Moreau, the Invisible Man, the War of the Worlds, Short Stories

Author: H. G. Wells

Publisher: Penguin Classics

ISBN: 9780241277492

Category:

Page: 752

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'No one would have believed, in the last years of the nineteenth century, that this world was being watched keenly and closely by intelligences greater than man's' Exploring the primordial nightmares that lurk within humanity's dreams of progress and technology, H. G. Wells was a science fiction pioneer. This new omnibus edition brings together four of his hugely original and influential science-fiction novels - The Time Machine, The Island of Doctor Moreau, The Invisible Man and The War of the Worlds - with his most unsettling and strange short stories. Containing monstrous experiments, terrifying journeys, alien occupiers and grotesque creatures, these visionary tales discomfit and disturb, and retain the power to trouble our sense of who we are. With an introduction by Matthew Beaumont

Siddhartha

Author: Herman Hesse

Publisher: Xist Publishing

ISBN: 1623957990

Category: Fiction

Page: 145

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A unique spiritual journey influenced by Hinduism and Buddhism Herman Hesse's Siddhartha tells the story of a young Brahimin's search for reality after a meeting with the Buddha. This strange and simple story has resonated with millions of readers looking for enlightenment and a blend of Eastern mysticism and Western psychology. This Xist Classics edition has been professionally formatted for e-readers with a linked table of contents. This eBook also contains a bonus book club leadership guide and discussion questions. We hope you’ll share this book with your friends, neighbors and colleagues and can’t wait to hear what you have to say about it.

If the War Goes On

Author: Hermann Hesse

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 1466835524

Category: Political Science

Page: 192

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One of the most astonishing aspects of Hesse's career is the clear-sightedness and consistency of his political views, his passionate espousal of pacifism and internationalism from the start of World War I to the end of his life. The earliest essay in this book was written in September 1914 and was followed by a stream of letters, essays, and pamphlets that reached its high point with Zarathustra's Return (published anonymously in 1919, the year that also saw the publication of Demian), in which Hesse exhorted German youth to shake off the false gods of nationalism and militarism that had led their country into the abyss. Such views earned him the labels "traitor" and "viper" in Germany, but after World War II he was moved to reiterate his beliefs in another series of essays and letters. Hesse arranged his anti-war writing for publication in one volume in 1946; an amplified edition appeared in 1949 and that text has been followed for this first English-language edition. In his foreword Hesse describes the heart of the philosophy expressed here: "In each one of these essays I strive to guide the reader not into the world theater with its political problemns but into his innermost being, before the judgment seat of his very personal conscience." This faith in salvation via the Inward Way, so familiar to readers of Hesse's fiction, is persuasively set forth as the answer to questions of war and peace.

Veneration and Revolt

Hermann Hesse and Swabian Pietism

Author: Barry Stephenson

Publisher: Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press

ISBN: 9781554581757

Category: Religion

Page: 300

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One of the most widely read German authors in the world, Hermann Hesse (1877-1962) won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1946. After his death, his novels enjoyed a revival of popularity, becoming a staple of popular religion and spirituality in Europe and North America. Veneration and Revolt: Hermann Hesse and Swabian Pietism is the first comprehensive study of the impact of German Pietism (the religion of Hesse’s family and native Swabia) on Hesse’s life and literature. Hesse’s literature bears witness to a lifelong conversation with his religious heritage despite that in adolescence he rejected his family’s expectation that he become a theologian, cleric, and missionary. Hesse’s Pietist upbringing and broader Swabian heritage contributed to his moral and political views, his pacifism and internationalism, the confessional and autobiographical style of his literature, his romantic mysticism, his suspicion of bourgeois culture, his ecumenical outlook, and, in an era scarred by two world wars, his hopes for the future. Veneration and Revolt offers a unique perspective on the life and works of one of the twentieth century’s most influential writers.

Richard Flanagan

Critical Essays

Author: Robert Dixon,Ben Holgate,Joseph Cummins,Laura A. White,Bill Ashcroft,Salhia-Ben Messahel,Marc Delrez,Margaret Harris,Nathanael O’Reilly,Theodore F. Sheckels,Nicholas Birns,Liliana Zavaglia

Publisher: Sydney University Press

ISBN: 1743325827

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 226

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Richard Flanagan: Critical Essays is the first book to be published about the life and work of this major world author. Written by twelve leading critics from Australia, Europe and North America, these richly varied essays offer new ways of understanding Flanagan’s contribution to Tasmanian, Australian and world literature. Flanagan’s fictional worlds offer empathetic, often poignant, renderings of those whose voices have been lost beneath official accounts of history, stories from a small region that have made their mark on a global scale. Considering his seven novels as well as his non-fiction, journalism and correspondence, this collection examines the historical and geographical factors that have shaped Flanagan’s representation of Tasmanian identity. This collection offers new insights into a determinedly regional writer, and the impact he has had on a local, national and global scale.

The Critic as Artist

Essays on Books, 1920-1970

Author: Gilbert A. Harrison

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780871400543

Category: Literature, Modern

Page: 394

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Zbinden's Progress

Author: Christoph Simon

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781908276100

Category: Fiction

Page: 172

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As he walks to the door of the old people's home with his carer, Lukas Zbinden recounts the life he shared with his wife Emilie and his son.

C.G. Jung and Hermann Hesse

A Record of Two Friendships

Author: Miguel Serrano

Publisher: Daimon

ISBN: 3856305580

Category: Psychology

Page: 137

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Miguel Serrano, a Chilean diplomat and writer who has travelled widely in India studying Yoga, had a close friendship with Jung and Hermann Hesse at the end of their lives. This book is the outcome of his meetings and correspondence with them. Many letters are reproduced, including a document of great importance written to the author by Jung shortly before his death, explaining his ideas about the nature of the world and of his work.

Hermann Hesse

An Illustrated Biography

Author: Bernhard Zeller

Publisher: Peter Owen Publishers

ISBN: 0720616603

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 300

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An illustrated biography drawing on Hesse's own work and on the recollections of his family and friendsBernhard Zeller depicts Herman Hesse's ancestry and childhood, spent in the small German town where Hesse was born in 1877, and traces his adolescence and early manhood. He describes his relationship with his first wife, his emigration to Switzerland in protest against German militarism, his Jungian psychoanalysis, the visit to India which inspired his narrative masterpieces Siddhartha and Journey to the East, and the breakup of his marriage. Hesse's growing Iiterary reputation coincided with his brief second marriage, and with his peaceful later years in Montagnola spent in the company of his third wife, Ninon, whom he married in 1931. His stature was not fully recognized outside German-speaking countries until after his death in 1962. Zeller also recalls Hesse's circle of friends, including his famous contemporaries such as Thomas Mann and Andre Gide. This valuable documentary portrait is illustrated with photographs from Hermann Hesse's private collection. In addition, it includes a bibliography and chronology.

Bethlehem Road

Author: Anne Perry

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 0345514114

Category: Fiction

Page: 328

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"Originally published in the United States by St. Martin's Press in 1990. Subsequently published in paperback by Fawcett Books, an imprint of The Random House Publishing Group, a division of Random House, Inc., in 1991."--T.p. verso.