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Livres par Hermann Hesse

In the 1960s, especially in the United States, the novels of Hermann Hesse were widely embraced by young readers who found in his protagonists a reflection of their own search for meaning in a troubled world. Hesse's rich allusions to world mythologies, especially those of Asia, and his persistent theme of the individual striving for integrity in opposition to received opinions and mass culture appealed to a generation in upheaval and in search of renewed values.

Born in southern Germany in 1877, Hesse came from a family of missionaries, scholars, and writers with strong ties to India. This early exposure to the philosophies and religions of Asia--filtered and interpreted by thinkers thoroughly steeped in the intellectual traditions and currents of modern Europe--provided Hesse with some of the most pervasive elements in his short stories and novels, especially Siddhartha (1922) and Journey to the East (1932).

Hesse concentrated on writing poetry as a young man, but his first successful book was a novel, Peter Camenzind (1904). The income it brought permitted him to settle with his wife in rural Switzerland and write full-time. By the start of World War I in 1914, Hesse had produced several more novels and had begun to write the considerable number of book reviews and articles that made him a strong influence on the literary culture of his time.

During the war, Hesse was actively involved in relief efforts. Depression, criticism for his pacifist views, and a series of personal crises--combined with what he referred to as the "war psychosis" of his times--led Hesse to undergo psychoanalysis with J. B. Lang, a student of Carl Jung. Out of these years came Demian (1919), a novel whose main character is torn between the orderliness of bourgeois existence and the turbulent and enticing world of sensual experience. This dichotomy is prominent in Hesse's subsequent novels, including Siddhartha (1922), Steppenwolf (1927), and Narcissus and Goldmund (1930). Hesse worked on his magnum opus, The Glass Bead Game (1943), for twelve years. This novel was specifically cited when he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1946. Hesse died at his home in Switzerland in 1962.

Calling his life a series of "crises and new beginnings," Hesse clearly saw his writing as a direct reflection of his personal development and his protagonists as representing stages in his own evolution. In the 1950s, Hesse described the dominant theme of his work: "From Camenzind to Steppenwolf and Josef Knecht [protagonist of The Glass Bead Game], they can all be interpreted as a defense (sometimes also as an SOS) of the personality, of the individual self."

Joachim Neugroschel (translator) has won three PEN translation awards and the French-American translation prize. He has also translated Thomas Mann's Death in Venice and Sacher-Masoch's Venus in Furs, both for Penguin Classics. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Ralph Freedman (introducer), Professor Emeritus of Comparative Literature at Princeton University, is acclaimed for his biographies Hermann Hesse: Pilgrim of Crisis, and Life of a Poet: Rainer Maria Rilke.

Narcisse Et Goldmund par Hermann Hesse
Narcisse Et GoldmundHermann Hesse
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Le Curiste par Hermann Hesse
Le CuristeHermann Hesse
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Klein und Wagner par Hermann Hesse
Klein und WagnerHermann Hesse
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Unterm Rad par Hermann Hesse
Unterm RadHermann Hesse
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Siddhartha par Hermann Hesse
SiddharthaHermann Hesse
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The Glass Bead Game par Hermann Hesse
The Glass Bead GameHermann Hesse
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Rosshalde par Hermann Hesse
RosshaldeHermann Hesse
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Siddhartha par Hermann Hesse
SiddharthaHermann Hesse
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Demian par Hermann Hesse
DemianHermann Hesse
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Il giuoco delle perle di vetro par Hermann Hesse
Il giuoco delle perle di vetroHermann Hesse
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Prodigy par Hermann Hesse
ProdigyHermann Hesse
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The Prodigy par Hermann Hesse
The ProdigyHermann Hesse
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Demian par Hermann Hesse
DemianHermann Hesse
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Rosshalde par Hermann Hesse
RosshaldeHermann Hesse
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Siddharta par Hermann Hesse
SiddhartaHermann Hesse
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Steppenwolf par Hermann Hesse
SteppenwolfHermann Hesse
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London Observed par Doris Lessing
London ObservedHermann Hesse
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Steppenwolf par Hermann Hesse
SteppenwolfHermann Hesse
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Demian par Hermann Hesse
DemianHermann Hesse
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Knulp par Hermann Hesse
KnulpHermann Hesse
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Narcissus and Goldmund par Hermann Hesse
Narcissus and GoldmundHermann Hesse
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Singapore Dream and Other Adventures par Hermann Hesse
Singapore Dream and Other AdventuresHermann Hesse
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Siddhartha par Hermann Hesse
SiddharthaHermann Hesse
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Siddhartha par Hermann Hesse
SiddharthaHermann Hesse
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Autobiographical Writings par Hermann Hesse
Autobiographical WritingsHermann Hesse
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Der Steppenwolf par Hermann Hesse
Der SteppenwolfHermann Hesse
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Demian par Hermann Hesse
DemianHermann Hesse
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Siddhartha par Hermann Hesse
SiddharthaHermann Hesse
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Narziss und Goldmund par Hermann Hesse
Narziss und GoldmundHermann Hesse
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The Journey to the East par Hermann Hesse
The Journey to the EastHermann Hesse
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Narcissus and Goldmund par Hermann Hesse
Narcissus and GoldmundHermann Hesse
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Steppenwolf par Hermann Hesse
SteppenwolfHermann Hesse
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Rosshalde par Hermann Hesse
RosshaldeHermann Hesse
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Siddhartha par Hermann Hesse
SiddharthaHermann Hesse
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Siddhartha (Barnes & Noble Classics Series) par Hermann Hesse
Siddhartha (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)Hermann Hesse
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El Lobo Estepario par Hermann Hesse
El Lobo EsteparioHermann Hesse
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Klingsor's Last Summer par Hermann Hesse
Klingsor's Last SummerHermann Hesse
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Demian par Hermann Hesse
DemianHermann Hesse
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Hesse, H: Cuentos de amor par Hermann Hesse
Hesse, H: Cuentos de amorHermann Hesse
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If the War Goes On . . . par Hermann Hesse
If the War Goes On . . .Hermann Hesse
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Siddhartha par Hermann Hesse
SiddharthaHermann Hesse
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