Hermann Hesse - Author

About the Author

Hermann Hesse was born in Claw, Germany in 1877. As a child he lived for a time in Basle. He spent a short period studying at a seminary in Germany but soon left to work as a bookseller in Switzerland. From 1904 he devoted himself to writing. After a first volume of verse (1899), Hesse established his reputation with a series of lyrical romantic novels - Peter Camenzind (1904), Unterm Rad (1906) Gertrud (1910) and the short story, Knulp (1915).

After a visit to India in 1911 he moved to Switzerland and worked for the Red Cross during the First World War. He was denounced in Germany and settled permanently in Switzerland, where he established himself as one of the greatest literary figures of the German-speaking world. His humanity, his searching philosophy developed further in such novels as Siddartha (1922), Der Steppenwolf (1927), Narziss und Goldmund (1930) and Das Glasperlenspeil (1943), while his poems and critical writings won him a leading place among contemporary thinkers. Hesse won many literary awards, including the Nobel Prize in 1946. He died in 1962, shortly after his eighty-fifth birthday.

Thomas Mann said of him 'For me his lifework, with its roots in native German romanticism, for all its occasional strange individualism, its now humorously petulant and now mystically yearning estrangement from the world and the times, belongs to the highest and purest spiritual aspirations and labours of our epoch.'

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If the War Goes On . . . Reflections on War and Politics

If the War Goes On . . . Reflections on War and Politics

Author: Hermann Hesse Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/11/2018

Herman Hesse remained clear-sighted and consistent in his political views and his passionate espousal of pacifism and the bloody absurdity of war from the start of the First World War to the end of his life. He wrote the earliest essay in this book in September 1914, before he cemented his fame with the novels Steppenwolf and Siddhartha, and continued writing a stream of letters, essays and pamphlets throughout the war. In his native Germany his views earned him the labels 'traitor' and 'viper', but after World War II he was moved to reiterate his beliefs in another series of essays and letters. If the War Goes On . . . resonates as strongly today as it did when originally published and begs the question: have our politicians learnt nothing in the last seventy years?

Siddhartha

Siddhartha

Author: Hermann Hesse Format: eBook Release Date: 19/06/2018

Siddhartha is an allegorical novel by Hermann Hesse which deals with the spiritual journey of an Indian boy called Siddhartha during the time of the Buddha. The book was written in German, in a simple, yet powerful and lyrical style. It was first published in 1922, after Hesse had spent some time in India in the 1910s. The story revolves around a young man who leaves his home and family on a quest for the Truth. Embarking on a journey that takes him from the austerities of renunciation to the profligacy of wealth. That leads him through the range of human experiences from hunger and want, to passion, pleasure, pain, greed, yearning, boredom, love, despair and hope. A journey that leads finally to the river, where he gains peace and eventually wisdom. This is the story of Siddhartha as told by Nobel Laureate Hermann Hesse in his most influential work. Hermann Hesse:Hermann Hesse (b. 1877) was a German-born Swiss poet and author, best known for writing the novels 'Steppenwolf', 'Siddhartha', and 'The Glass Bead Game'. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1946. His themes focus on man's struggle to break away from the rigid structures of civilization and follow his essential and inner spirit. For this, Hesse became a literary cult figure.

Siddhartha (Wisehouse Classics Edition)

Siddhartha (Wisehouse Classics Edition)

Author: Hermann Hesse Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/06/2018

Demian (translated by N. H. Piday)

Demian (translated by N. H. Piday)

Author: Hermann Hesse Format: eBook Release Date: 01/06/2018

Originally published in 1919 under the pseudonym of the narrator of the story, Herman Hesse's "e;Demian"e; is the coming of age story of its principal character "e;Emil Sinclair."e; The struggle of Emil is one of self-awareness. A principal theme that courses throughout the novel is that of the inherent duality of existence. In the case of Emil this duality presents itself in the form of the opposing demands of the external world and his one internal quest for spiritual fulfillment. Emil's quest to resolve this conflict forces him to seek out the guidance and validation from the various members of his world including his mother, Eva; Pistorius, an organist at a local church; and ultimately Max Demian, a childhood friend who leads Emil to his eventual self-realization. Influenced by the growing interest in psychoanalysis at the start of the 20th century, including Hesse's own experience with psychotherapy, "e;Demian"e; in its exploration of the interesting psychological underpinnings of growing up is a popular choice for young readers. This edition follows the translation of N. H. Piday and includes a biographical afterword.

Aus Indien

Aus Indien

Author: Hermann Hesse Format: Paperback Release Date: 27/05/2018

Demian

Demian

Author: Hermann Hesse, GP Editors Format: eBook Release Date: 14/05/2018

First published in 1919, it is a brilliant journey of the psyche written by one of Germanys most influential writers and thinkersHerman Hesse. A young man awakens to selfhood and to a world of possibilities beyond the conventions of his upbringing. 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.Demian is a classic coming-of-age story that continues to inspire generations of readers in its exploration of good and evil, morality, and self-discovery.ABOUT THE AUTHOR:Hermann Hesse (b. 1877) was a German-born Swiss poet and author, best known for writing the novels Steppenwolf, Siddhartha, and The Glass Bead Game. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1946. His themes focus on mans struggle to break away from the rigid structures of civilization and follow his essential and inner spirit. For this, Hesse became a literary cult figure.

Siddhartha

Siddhartha

Author: Hermann Hesse Format: eBook Release Date: 01/05/2018

Siddhartha is an allegorical novel by Hermann Hesse which deals with the spiritual journey of an Indian boy called Siddhartha during the time of the Buddha. The book was written in German, in a simple, yet powerful and lyrical style. It was first published in 1922, after Hesse had spent some time in India in the 1910s.The story revolves around a young man who leaves his home and family on a quest for the Truth. Embarking on a journey that takes him from the austerities of renunciation to the profligacy of wealth. That leads him through the range of human experiences from hunger and want, to passion, pleasure, pain, greed, yearning, boredom, love, despair and hope. A journey that leads finally to the river, where he gains peace and eventually wisdom. This is the story of Siddhartha as told by Nobel Laureate Hermann Hesse in his most influential work.About the Author:Hermann Hesse (b. 1877) was a German-born Swiss poet and author, best known for writing the novels Steppenwolf, Siddhartha, and The Glass Bead Game. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1946. His themes focus on mans struggle to break away from the rigid structures of civilization and follow his essential and inner spirit. For this, Hesse became a literary cult figure.

Siddhartha

Siddhartha

Author: Hermann Hesse, SBP Editors Format: eBook Release Date: 15/04/2018

Siddhartha is an allegorical novel by Hermann Hesse which deals with the spiritual journey of an Indian boy called Siddhartha during the time of the Buddha. The book was written in German, in a simple, yet powerful and lyrical style. It was first published in 1922, after Hesse had spent some time in India in the 1910s.The story revolves around a young man who leaves his home and family on a quest for the Truth. Embarking on a journey that takes him from the austerities of renunciation to the profligacy of wealth. That leads him through the range of human experiences from hunger and want, to passion, pleasure, pain, greed, yearning, boredom, love, despair and hope. A journey that leads finally to the river, where he gains peace and eventually wisdom. This is the story of Siddhartha as told by Nobel Laureate Hermann Hesse in his most influential work.Hermann Hesse:Hermann Hesse (b. 1877) was a German-born Swiss poet and author, best known for writing the novels Steppenwolf, Siddhartha, and The Glass Bead Game. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1946. His themes focus on mans struggle to break away from the rigid structures of civilization and follow his essential and inner spirit. For this, Hesse became a literary cult figure.

Demian

Demian

Author: Hermann Hesse Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/04/2018

Siddhartha

Siddhartha

Author: Hermann Hesse Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/04/2018

Siddhartha

Siddhartha

Author: Hermann Hesse Format: eBook Release Date: 22/03/2018

Siddhartha is a work of historical fiction, set during the time of Gautama Buddha in Ancient India.It chronicles the spiritual journey of a man named Siddhartha.

Siddhartha, Eine Indische Dichtung

Siddhartha, Eine Indische Dichtung

Author: Hermann Hesse Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2018

Klassischer Roman, erstmals im Original 1922 veroffentlicht. Nach Wikipedia: "e;Siddhartha ist ein Roman von Hermann Hesse, der sich mit der spirituellen Reise eines Jungen namens Siddhartha vom indischen Subkontinent zur Zeit des Buddha beschaftigt. Das Buch , Hesses neunter Roman, wurde auf eine einfache, aber dennoch kraftvolle und lyrische Art geschrieben, die 1951 in den USA veroffentlicht wurde und in den 1960er Jahren einflussreich wurde: Hesse widmete Siddhartha Ninon Hesse, seiner Frau, das Wort Siddhartha von zwei Wortern in der Sanskrit-Sprache, siddha (erreicht) + artha (Bedeutung oder Reichtum). Die beiden Worter zusammen bedeuten "e;derjenige, der Bedeutung (der Existenz) gefunden hat"e; oder "e;Er, der seine Ziele erreicht hat"e;. Der Name des Buddha, vor seiner Entsagung war Prinz Siddhartha Gautama. In diesem Buch wird der Buddha als "e;Gotama"e; bezeichnet. "e;Hermann Hesse (2. Juli 1877 - 9. August 1962) war ein in Deutschland geborener Schweizer Dichter, Romancier und Maler. Im Jahr 1946 erhielt er den Nobelpreis fur Literatur. Zu seinen bekanntesten Werken zahlen Steppenwolf, Siddhartha und The Glass Bead Game (auch bekannt als Magister Ludi), die alle die Suche nach Authentizitat, Selbsterkenntnis und Spiritualitat untersuchen. "e;

Siddhartha, an Indian Tale

Siddhartha, an Indian Tale

Author: Hermann Hesse Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2018

Classic novel, first published in 1922. According to Wikipedia: "e;Siddhartha is a novel by Hermann Hesse that deals with the spiritual journey of a boy known as Siddhartha from the Indian subcontinent during the time of the Buddha. The book, Hesse's ninth novel, was written in German, in a simple yet powerful and lyrical style. It was published in the U.S. in 1951 and became influential during the 1960s. Hesse dedicated Siddhartha to Ninon Hesse, his wife. The word Siddhartha is made up of two words in the Sanskrit language, siddha (achieved) + artha (meaning or wealth). The two words together mean "e;he who has found meaning (of existence)"e; or "e;he who has attained his goals"e;. The Buddha's name, before his renunciation, was Prince Siddhartha Gautama. In this book, the Buddha is referred to as "e;Gotama"e;.

Siddhartha

Siddhartha

Author: Hermann Hesse Format: Paperback Release Date: 09/02/2018

Siddhartha

Siddhartha

Author: Hermann Hesse Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/01/2018

Siddhartha

Siddhartha

Author: Hermann Hesse Format: eBook Release Date: 15/11/2017

Siddhartha is an allegorical novel by Hermann Hesse which deals with the spiritual journey of an Indian boy called Siddhartha during the time of the Buddha. The book was written in German, in a simple, yet powerful and lyrical style. It was first published in 1922, after Hesse had spent some time in India in the 1910s. The story revolves around a young man who leaves his home and family on a quest for the Truth. Embarking on a journey that takes him from the austerities of renunciation to the profligacy of wealth. That leads him through the range of human experiences from hunger and want, to passion, pleasure, pain, greed, yearning, boredom, love, despair and hope. A journey that leads finally to the river, where he gains peace and eventually wisdom. This is the story of Siddhartha as told by Nobel Laureate Hermann Hesse in his most influential work. Hermann Hesse:Hermann Hesse (b. 1877) was a German-born Swiss poet and author, best known for writing the novels 'Steppenwolf', 'Siddhartha', and 'The Glass Bead Game'. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1946. His themes focus on man's struggle to break away from the rigid structures of civilization and follow his essential and inner spirit. For this, Hesse became a literary cult figure.

Siddhartha (Best Navigation, Active TOC) (Prometheus Classics)

Siddhartha (Best Navigation, Active TOC) (Prometheus Classics)

Author: Hermann Hesse, Prometheus Classics Format: eBook Release Date: 13/11/2017

This book contains now several HTML tables of contents that will make reading a real pleasure!Siddhartha is an allegorical novel by Hermann Hesse which deals with the spiritual journey of an Indian boy called Siddhartha during the time of the Buddha. The book, Hesse's ninth novel, was written in German, in a simple, yet powerful and lyrical, style. It was first published in 1922, after Hesse had spent some time in India in the 1910s. It was published in the U.S. in 1951 and became influential during the 1960s. The word Siddhartha is made up of two words in the Sanskrit language, siddha (gotten) + artha (meaning or wealth). The two words together mean "e;one who has found meaning (of existence)"e; or "e;he who has attained his goals"e;. The Buddha's name, before his renunciation, was Prince Siddhartha Gautama, later the Buddha. In this book, the Buddha is referred to as "e;Gotama"e;

Siddhartha

Siddhartha

Author: Hermann Hesse Format: eBook Release Date: 01/11/2017

Siddhartha is an allegorical novel by Hermann Hesse which deals with the spiritual journey of an Indian boy called Siddhartha during the time of the Buddha. The book was written in German, in a simple, yet powerful and lyrical style. It was first published in 1922, after Hesse had spent some time in India in the 1910s. The story revolves around a young man who leaves his home and family on a quest for the Truth. Embarking on a journey that takes him from the austerities of renunciation to the profligacy of wealth. That leads him through the range of human experiences from hunger and want, to passion, pleasure, pain, greed, yearning, boredom, love, despair and hope. A journey that leads finally to the river, where he gains peace and eventually wisdom. This is the story of Siddhartha as told by Nobel Laureate Hermann Hesse in his most influential work. Hermann Hesse:Hermann Hesse (b. 1877) was a German-born Swiss poet and author, best known for writing the novels 'Steppenwolf', 'Siddhartha', and 'The Glass Bead Game'. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1946. His themes focus on man's struggle to break away from the rigid structures of civilization and follow his essential and inner spirit. For this, Hesse became a literary cult figure.

Siddhartha

Siddhartha

Author: Hermann Hesse, Pico Iyer Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/09/2017

A beautiful gift edition of Hermann Hesse's classic novel, featuring a die-cut dust jacket over contemporary art. Dissatisfied with the traditional Vedic way of life, Siddhartha, the handsome son of a Brahmin, leaves his family and his friend, Govinda, in search of a higher state of being. Having experienced the myriad forms of existence, from the wealthy and luxurious, to the pleasures of sensual and paternal love, Siddhartha finally settles down beside a river where a humble ferryman teaches him his most valuable lesson yet. Hermann Hesse's short, elegant novel, echoing the life of the Buddha, has been cherished by readers for decades as an unforgettable spiritual primer. As part of the Peter Owen Cased Classics series, this special hardback edition is bound with printed endpapers, head and tail bands and a ribbon marker. The dust jacket features a die cutting of a lotus flower, while printed on the cover board is a striking work by British contemporary artist Andy Harper. 'It's simple prose and rebellious character echoed the yearnings of a generation that was seeking a way out of conformity, materialism and outward power.' -- Paulo Coelho

Demian

Demian

Author: Hermann Hesse Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/09/2017

Demian is a coming-of-age story that follows a young boy's maturation as he grapples with good and evil, lightness and darkness, and forges alternatives to the ever-present corruption and suffering that he sees all around him. Crucial to this development are his relationships with a series of older mentors, of who the titular Demian is the most charismatic, otherworldly and ultimately influential. Many have noted the influence of Jungian psychology upon this novel and it is fascinating to see Herman Hesse's interests in the self, existence and free will play out through through the lens of early twentieth-century Europe; Christian imagery and themes are ever-present, as is the shadow of the First World War.

Siddhartha

Siddhartha

Author: Hermann Hesse Format: eBook Release Date: 29/08/2017

Siddhartha, the ninth book written by Hermann Hesse, is about a young Indian boy who leaves his home in hopes of finding enlightenment with the wise Goutama, which in this story is the Buddha. After learning what he can from Goutama, he decides to go off into the busy city, and leads a life of greed and lust. When he realizes that the lifestyle is not fulfilling, and he reflects on his life, he goes to a river and contemplates suicide. However, it is here that Siddhartha meets a man who will change his life and help lead him to enlightenment, in this classic coming of age story about finding meaning and purpose.

Siddhartha

Siddhartha

Author: Hermann Hesse Format: eBook Release Date: 29/08/2017

Siddhartha, the ninth book written by Hermann Hesse, is about a young Indian boy who leaves his home in hopes of finding enlightenment with the wise Goutama, which in this story is the Buddha. After learning what he can from Goutama, he decides to go off into the busy city, and leads a life of greed and lust. When he realizes that the lifestyle is not fulfilling, and he reflects on his life, he goes to a river and contemplates suicide. However, it is here that Siddhartha meets a man who will change his life and help lead him to enlightenment, in this classic coming of age story about finding meaning and purpose.

Gertrude and I

Gertrude and I

Author: Hermann Hesse Format: Paperback Release Date: 24/08/2017

Siddhartha

Siddhartha

Author: Hermann Hesse Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/08/2017

Siddhartha An Indian Tale

Siddhartha An Indian Tale

Author: Hermann Hesse Format: Paperback Release Date: 25/07/2017

Siddhartha

Siddhartha

Author: Hermann Hesse Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/05/2017

Siddhartha

Siddhartha

Author: Hermann Hesse Format: Paperback Release Date: 24/05/2017

Siddhartha

Siddhartha

Author: Hermann Hesse Format: Paperback Release Date: 25/04/2017

Siddhartha

Siddhartha

Author: Hermann Hesse Format: eBook Release Date: 25/04/2017

Siddhartha is one of the great philosophical novels. Profoundly insightful, it is also a beautifully written story that begins as Siddhartha, son of an Indian Brahman, leaves his family and begins a lifelong journey towards Enlightenment. On the way he faces the entire range of human experience and emotion: he lives with ascetics, meets Gotama the Buddha, learns the art of love from Kamala the courtesan, and is transformed by the simple philosophy of the ferryman Vasudeva whose wisdom comes not from learned teachings but from observing the River. Herman Hesse (1877-1962) was a German-Swiss novelist, poet, and painter. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1946.

Narcissus and Goldmund

Narcissus and Goldmund

Author: Hermann Hesse Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/04/2017

'One of his masterpieces . . . without doubt a great novel' Guardian One of Hermann Hesse's greatest novels, Narcissus and Goldmund is an extraordinary recreation of the Middle Ages, contrasting the careers of two friends, one of whom shuns life in a monastery and goes on the road, tangled in the extremes of life in a world dominated by sin, plague and war, the other staying in the monastery and struggling, with equal difficulty, to lead a life of spiritual denial. An superb feat of imagination, Narcissus and Goldmund can only be compared to such films set in medieval Europe as Bergman's The Seventh Seal and Tarkovsky's Andrei Rublev. It is a gripping, profound reading experience - as startling, in its different way, as Hesse's Siddhartha and Steppenwolf.

Siddhartha

Siddhartha

Author: Hermann Hesse Format: eBook Release Date: 17/03/2017

Siddhartha is an allegorical novel by Hermann Hesse which deals with the spiritual journey of an Indian boy called Siddhartha during the time of the Buddha. The book, Hesse's ninth novel, was written in German, in a simple, yet powerful and lyrical, style. It was first published in 1922, after Hesse had spent some time in India in the 1910s. It was published in the U.S. in 1951 and became influential during the 1960s.

Siddhartha

Siddhartha

Author: Hermann Hesse Format: eBook Release Date: 14/03/2017

Der Roman spielt im 6. Jahrhundert vor Christus in Indien und handelt von einem jungen Brahmanen namens Siddhartha und seinem Freund Govinda. Von seinem Vater und anderen Priestern lernt dieser uber die Veden, deren philosophische Gedanken, religiose Gebote und Anleitungen zu Gebeten und Ritualen. Weil er sieht, wie diese trotz heiliger Waschungen und Gebete zur Reinigung von den Sunden nicht aus dem Samsara entkommen, widmet er sein Leben der Suche nach dem Atman, dem All-einen, das in jedem Menschen ist.

Eine Stunde Hinter Mitternacht

Eine Stunde Hinter Mitternacht

Author: Hermann Hesse Format: Paperback Release Date: 11/03/2017

Romantische Lieder

Romantische Lieder

Author: Hermann Hesse Format: Paperback Release Date: 21/02/2017

Siddhartha

Siddhartha

Author: Hermann Hesse Format: eBook Release Date: 09/01/2017

THE SON OF THE BRAHMANIn the shade of the house, in the sunshine of the riverbank near the boats, in the shade of the Sal-wood forest, in the shade of the fig tree is where Siddhartha grew up, the handsome son of the Brahman, the young falcon, together with his friend Govinda, son of a Brahman. The sun tanned his light shoulders by the banks of the river when bathing, performing the sacred ablutions, the sacred offerings. In the mango grove, shade poured into his black eyes, when playing as a boy, when his mother sang, when the sacred offerings were made, when his father, the scholar, taught him, when the wise men talked. For a long time, Siddhartha had been partaking in the discussions of the wise men, practising debate with Govinda, practising with Govinda the art of reflection, the service of meditation. He already knew how to speak the Om silently, the word of words, to speak it silently into himself while inhaling, to speak it silently out of himself while exhaling, with all the concentration of his soul, the forehead surrounded by the glow of the clear-thinking spirit. He already knew to feel Atman in the depths of his being, indestructible, one with the universe.Joy leapt in his father's heart for his son who was quick to learn, thirsty for knowledge; he saw him growing up to become great wise man and priest, a prince among the Brahmans.Bliss leapt in his mother's breast when she saw him, when she saw him walking, when she saw him sit down and get up, Siddhartha, strong, handsome, he who was walking on slender legs, greeting her with perfect respect.Love touched the hearts of the Brahmans' young daughters when Siddhartha walked through the lanes of the town with the luminous forehead, with the eye of a king, with his slim hips.But more than all the others he was loved by Govinda, his friend, the son of a Brahman. He loved Siddhartha's eye and sweet voice, he loved his walk and the perfect decency of his movements, he loved everything Siddhartha did and said and what he loved most was his spirit, his transcendent, fiery thoughts, his ardent will, his high calling. Govinda knew: he would not become a common Brahman, not a lazy official in charge of offerings; not a greedy merchant with magic spells; not a vain, vacuous speaker; not a mean, deceitful priest; and also not a decent, stupid sheep in the herd of the many. No, and he, Govinda, as well did not want to become one of those, not one of those tens of thousands of Brahmans. He wanted to follow Siddhartha, the beloved, the splendid. And in days to come, when Siddhartha would become a god, when he would join the glorious, then Govinda wanted to follow him as his friend, his companion, his servant, his spear-carrier, his shadow.Siddhartha was thus loved by everyone. He was a source of joy for everybody, he was a delight for them all.

Kniga rosskaznej

Kniga rosskaznej

Author: Hermann Hesse Format: eBook Release Date: 24/11/2016

V ehtoj knige avtor predstaet tonkim stilizatorom, masterom istoriko-literaturnoj igry. Zdes' mozhno vstretit' legendu vremen Rimskoj imperii ili rannego Srednevekov'ya, lyubovnuyu istoriyu v duhe ital'yanskogo man'erizma, stilizaciyu francuzskoj novelly, fantasticheskuyu pritchu, antiutopiyu. V osnove knigi - avtorskij sbornik Fabulierbuch (Kniga rosskaznej).

Siddhartha

Siddhartha

Author: Hermann Hesse Format: Paperback Release Date: 21/10/2016

Siddhartha  (World Classics, Unabridged)

Siddhartha (World Classics, Unabridged)

Author: Hermann Hesse Format: eBook Release Date: 20/10/2016

Siddhartha

Siddhartha

Author: Hermann Hesse Format: eBook Release Date: 31/08/2016

Siddhartha is Hermann Hesse's ninth novel; the spiritual journey of a man named Siddhartha during the time of the Gautama Buddha. Though written in 1922, it wasn't published in the U.S. until 1951. It reached the peak of its popularity during the 1960s.Sayre Street Books offers the world's greatest literature in easy to navigate, beautifully designed digital editions.

Demian

Demian

Author: Hermann Hesse Format: eBook Release Date: 08/08/2016

'Demian' is a psychological masterpiece of modern literature. This novel explores the duality of human nature and the alienation of man's soul. A powerful coming of age story.

Siddhartha

Siddhartha

Author: Hermann Hesse Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/06/2016

When All Roads Lead to Nirvana The word Siddhartha is made up of two words in the Sanskrit language, siddha (achieved) + artha (what was searched for), which together means he who has found meaning (of existence) or he who has attained his goals . In fact, the Buddha's own name, before his renunciation, was Siddhartha Gautama, Prince of Kapilvastu. In this book, the Buddha is referred to as Gotama . In Hesse's novel, experience, the totality of conscious events of a human life, is shown as the best way to approach understanding of reality and attain enlightenment - Hesse's crafting of Siddhartha's journey shows that understanding is attained not through intellectual methods, nor through immersing oneself in the carnal pleasures of the world and the accompanying pain of samsara. It is the completeness of these experiences that allows Siddhartha to attain understanding. Get Your Copy Now.

Siddhartha

Siddhartha

Author: Hermann Hesse Format: eBook Release Date: 01/12/2015

Siddhartha is Hermann Hesse's ninth novel; the spiritual journey of a man named Siddhartha during the time of the Gautama Buddha. Though written in 1922, it wasn't published in the U.S. until 1951. It reached the peak of its popularity during the 1960s.Sayre Street Books offers the world's greatest literature in easy to navigate, beautifully designed digital editions.

Poetry Life

Poetry Life

Author: Hermann Hesse Format: eBook Release Date: 01/09/2015

Poetry Life-Selected Poems of Hesse has elected 15 poems from author's 275 fine works and divided them into five parts, namely, "e;juvenile part"e;, "e;youth part"e;, "e;middle-aged part"e;, "e;old-aged part"e; and "e;senior part"e;. His literary career has begun from the poetry creation and ended with the poetry creation. His poetry anthology named Romantic Song collecting his poems created since he was just 15-year-old, while his last poem Sound of Bare Branch completed the day before his death. In Hesse's poetry career for nearly 70 years, he has written a total of about 1400 poems, among which more than 800 poems have been edited by himself into 15 anthologies of poetry. Hesse's poems have been popular among the German, his poetry are pure and lingering and show the true feelings. What's more, his poems are not only written in the delicate euphemist, simple and plain words, but also share the particularly fresh, natural and smooth the style.

Gertrude and I

Gertrude and I

Author: Hermann Hesse Format: Hardback Release Date: 09/08/2015

Siddhartha

Siddhartha

Author: Hermann Hesse Format: eBook Release Date: 18/06/2015

Siddhartha is an allegorical novel by Hermann Hesse which deals with the spiritual journey of an Indian boy called Siddhartha during the time of the Buddha.The book, Hesse's ninth novel, was written in German, in a simple, yet powerful and lyrical, style. It was first published in 1922, after Hesse had spent some time in India in the 1910s. It was published in the U.S. in 1951 and became influential during the 1960s.The word Siddhartha is made up of two words in the Sanskrit language, siddha (gotten) + artha (meaning or wealth). The two words together mean "e;one who has found meaning (of existence)"e; or "e;he who has attained his goals"e;. The Buddha's name, before his renunciation, was Prince Siddhartha Gautama, later the Buddha. In this book, the Buddha is referred to as "e;Gotama"e;.Source: Wikipedia

Siddhartha

Siddhartha

Author: Hermann Hesse Format: eBook Release Date: 17/06/2015

Digitalisiert vom Projekt GutenbergEine indische Dichtung ist eine Erzahlung von Hermann Hesse, die im S. Fischer Verlag in Berlin im Jahr 1922 zum ersten Mal veroffentlicht wurde.Siddhartha, der BrahmaneDas Buch handelt von einem jungen Brahmanen namens Siddhartha und seinem Freund Govinda. Der von allen verehrte und bewunderte Siddhartha widmet sein Leben der Suche nach dem Atman, dem All-Einen, das in jedem Menschen ist.Siddhartha, der SamanaSeine Suche macht aus dem Brahmanen einen Samana, einen Asketen und Bettler. Govinda folgt ihm auf diesem Weg. Siddhartha spurt jedoch nach einiger Zeit, dass ihn das Leben als Samana nicht an sein Ziel bringen wird. Zusammen mit Govinda pilgert er zu Gautama, dem Buddha. Doch dessen Lehre kann er nicht annehmen. Siddhartha erkennt zwar, dass Gotama Erleuchtung erlangt hat und zweifelt die Richtigkeit seiner Lehre nicht an, jedoch glaubt er, diese sei allein fur Gotama selbst gultig. Man kann nicht durch Lehre Buddha werden, sondern muss dieses Ziel mittels eigener Erfahrungen erreichen. Aus dieser Erkenntnis heraus begibt er sich erneut auf die Reise und beginnt einen neuen Lebensabschnitt, wahrend sich sein Freund Govinda Gotama anschliet.Siddhartha bei den Kindermenschen"e;Intensiv erfahrt er nun seine Umgebung und die Schonheit der Natur, welche er zuvor als Samana zu verachten lernte. Er uberquert einen Fluss, wobei ihm der Fahrmann prophezeit, er werde einst zu diesem zuruckkehren, und erreicht eine groe Stadt. Hier begegnet er der Kurtisane Kamala, die er bittet, seine Lehrerin in der Kunst der Liebe zu werden. Um sich ihre Dienste leisten zu konnen, wird er Kaufmann. Anfangs sieht er das Streben nach Erfolg und Geld nur als eine wunderliche Eigenart der Kindermenschen"e;, wie er die dem Weltlichen ergebenen Menschen nennt. Bald wandelt sich jedoch sein Ubermut in Hochmut und er wird selbst den Kindermenschen immer ahnlicher. Erst ein Traum fuhrt ihm dies vor Augen und erinnert ihn wieder an seine

Knulp

Knulp

Author: Hermann Hesse Format: eBook Release Date: 17/06/2015

Die drei Geschichten aus dem Leben des Landstreichers Knulp, einem Nachfahren von Eichendorffs "e;Taugenichts"e;, zahlen zu den reizvollsten Stucken der fruhen Prosa Hermann Hesses. In der Folge seiner Werke gehoren sie zum groen Zyklus seiner "e;Gerbersau"e;-Erzahlungen, der uns das Leben in einer schwabischen Kleinstadt um die Jahrhundertwende am Beispiel zahlreicher charakteristischer und grotenteils authentischer Einzelschicksale uberliefert.

aAnecdotes of Childhood (Proses of Hermann Hesse)

aAnecdotes of Childhood (Proses of Hermann Hesse)

Author: Hermann Hesse Format: eBook Release Date: 01/06/2015

This book contains Hermann Hesse's ten most representative proses and essays, which basically covers the author's prose creation at all stages. Such works as Anecdotes of Childhood and Tornado were written in the first world war. In them, the author, with romantic language style, recalls the daily life in his childhood, praises the simple and friendly folk culture of his hometown Schwaben and and mutual love and friendship between neighbors of the Protestant community. The works Inside and Outside and Augustos were created after the war. While creating them, he was pacifying his inner wounds brought by war disaster and tragedy of the family and pondering about the profound philosophy of the doctrine "e;Everything exits both in and outside the mind"e; to find an ideal balanced state between human and nature and between material and spirit from the fusion of western civilization and Oriental philosophy. My Biography was written in his later years, in which Hesse describes every stage of his life, showing a distinctive and novel style.

Siddhartha An Indian Tale

Siddhartha An Indian Tale

Author: Hermann Hesse Format: Paperback Release Date: 29/08/2014

Demian

Demian

Author: Hermann Hesse Format: eBook Release Date: 21/08/2014

Hermann Hesse is best-known for Steppenwolf and Siddhartha, but his novella DEMIAN has been re-discovered and become very popular in its own right, exploring an individual's search for authenticity, self-knowledge and spirituality. It's Hesse's brilliant coming-of-age novel about the spiritual and psychological growth of a young boy who detaches from and revolts against this hell of superficial ideals of the world of appearances and eventually awakens into a realization of self.

Siddhartha

Siddhartha

Author: Hermann Hesse Format: eBook Release Date: 28/02/2014

Siddhartha, written by Hermann Hesse was born on July 2nd 1877 and was an accomplished poet and, painter. However his fame more easily rests on his novels which include The Glass Bead Game and Steppenwolf amongst many others. Here we publish Siddhartha, a powerful inspirational novel that traces the spiritual journey of its protagonist, Siddhartha, in his quest for truth and eventual enlightenment. It is concise and lyrical and does not preach but simply presents a liberating philosophy that leads our hero to a life free of fear and desire. The name is from the Sanskrit meaning he who has found meaning and is another name given to the Buddha. Hermann Hesse wrote the book in his native German in 1922, dedicating it to his wife, Ninon after immersing himself in Indian philosophy so as to cure his 'sickness for life'. The book became hugely influential in the sixties especially with those disillusioned with materialism and inspired numerous songs, films and other creative works. In 1946, he received the Nobel Prize in Literature. Hermann Hesse died on August 9th, 1962 in Switzerland.

Siddhartha An Indian Tale

Siddhartha An Indian Tale

Author: Hermann Hesse Format: Paperback Release Date: 11/02/2014

The Prodigy

The Prodigy

Author: Hermann Hesse Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/01/2014

The Prodigy, originally dating from 1905, is Hermann Hesses's bitter indictment of conventional education. It is the story of Hans Giebenrath, the brilliant young son of provincial bourgeouis in southern Germany who becomes the first boy from his town to pass into a prestigious Protestant theological college. His spirit, however, is systematically broken by his parents and teachers; over anxious about his success, they forget to consider his health and happiness. Subsiding into a fatal apathy, he is taken home for medical reasons. Here he falls in love, becomes an engineer's apprentice, learns to drink alcohol, and eventually dies by drowning. Out of his attitude to the treatment that he perceived was common within the German schooling system at the turn of the century, Hesse developed his own deeply personal views on the value of Eastern education in developing the self.

In the old Sun (a rediscovered novella by Hermann Hesse)

In the old Sun (a rediscovered novella by Hermann Hesse)

Author: Hermann Hesse Format: eBook Release Date: 10/11/2013

This carefully crafted ebook: "e;In the old Sun (a rediscovered novella by Hermann Hesse)"e; is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. One of Herman Hesse's earliest novels, In the Old Sun (In der Alten Sonne) was completed in 1908 and first published in 1914. It tells a story about 4 very different old age pensioners who, for various reasons, end up in the poorhouse of a small German town. Hermann Hesse (July 2, 1877 - August 9, 1962) was a German poet, novelist, and painter. His best-known works include Steppenwolf, Siddhartha, and The Glass Bead Game, each of which explores an individual's search for authenticity, self-knowledge and spirituality. In 1946, he received the Nobel Prize in Literature.

Siddhartha

Siddhartha

Author: Hermann Hesse Format: eBook Release Date: 29/10/2013

Set in ancient India, Hermann Hesse's Siddhartha follows the spiritual journey of a young man who leaves his family home and meets the Buddha. An exploration of both Buddhist philosophy and individual morality, Siddhartha charts a quest from ascetic simplicity to worldly luxury and back again. While he draws on the Buddha's teachings, Siddhartha ultimately forges his own path, creating a personal philosophy that has fascinated readers for nearly a century. Siddhartha is considered one the most influential works written by Hesse, who was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature, and a classic of 20th century literature.

Sidarto (Romantraduko al Esperanto - Siddharta)

Sidarto (Romantraduko al Esperanto - Siddharta)

Author: Hermann Hesse Format: eBook Release Date: 26/08/2013

Demian (Romano tradukita al Esperanto)

Demian (Romano tradukita al Esperanto)

Author: Hermann Hesse Format: eBook Release Date: 25/08/2013

Siddhartha

Siddhartha

Author: Hermann Hesse Format: eBook Release Date: 01/08/2013

This book has covered three famous medium-length novel written by Hesse, namely Siddhartha, Gerfrud and Knulp. Gerfrud tells the triangle love story between two very talented musicians and a young beautiful woman to suggest the theme of the novel: the failure of the hero in love promoted his creation in art. Knulp was called "e;my favorite novel"e; by Hesse, which shows the customs picture of a small town in Germany in the last century, Steven Zweig has ever praised this works which has been full of sad feelings and said: "e;The book has a German country that has never been known even by ourselves."e; The main novel Siddhartha describes the life of a brahman aristocratic youth who seeking the true meaning of life. He has transferred from living an extravagant life to touring as the monks, from being the luxurious and dissipated life to practice charity and realized the truth of everything to be the Buddha ultimately. The novel is known as the essence of Hesse's thought and his literary works, and is a successful work with worldwide influence.

Siddhartha

Siddhartha

Author: Hermann Hesse Format: eBook Release Date: 30/07/2013

Originally published in 1922, Hermann Hesses Siddhartha tells the story of a young Indian mans spiritual journey. After meeting the Buddha, young Siddhartha searches for the ultimate reality and meaning of life. His journey takes him from the arms of a beautiful courtesan to monastic simplicity, from being a son to having his own son, and finally to the true beginning of his life beside a river where he ultimately finds wisdom. One of the most important allegorical stories published in the 20th century, Siddhartha has universal appeal to those searching for personal enlightenment. HarperPerennial Classics brings great works of literature to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperPerennial Classics collection to build your digital library.

Siddhartha An Indian Tale

Siddhartha An Indian Tale

Author: Hermann Hesse Format: Paperback Release Date: 18/07/2013

Siddhartha An Indian Tale

Siddhartha An Indian Tale

Author: Hermann Hesse Format: Hardback Release Date: 17/07/2013

Siddhartha

Siddhartha

Author: Hermann Hesse Format: Paperback Release Date: 12/06/2013

Crisis

Crisis

Author: Hermann Hesse Format: eBook Release Date: 11/06/2013

This collection of poems, written during the same period as Steppenwolf, was first published in 1928 in a limited edition of 1,000 copies. Hesse's uneasiness about the degree of self-exposure in these quite untypical poems is evident in that the majority (and many of the best) were never reprinted during his lifetime. Astonishingly frank and raw at times, they reflect his effort to balance the constraints of his intellectual life with his longing for the free experiences of the senses. Together with Steppenwolf--the link with that novel is unmistakable--Crisis served as a catharsis for Hesse, bringing to its climax a difficult period of questioning and despair...."e;[A]n intense, difficult work of high seriousness."e; - The Guardian

Siddhartha

Siddhartha

Author: Hermann Hesse Format: eBook Release Date: 20/03/2013

This compelling spiritual quest by Hermann Hesse, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1946, is considered one of the most important works of twentieth century fiction. Siddhartha's search for enlightenment leads him to the river of life itself. On his journey he learns from many teachers: the ascetic Samanas, the all-knowing Gotama, the Buddha, Kamala the lovely courtesan, and Vasudeva the simple ferryman. Unwilling to accept the wisdom of others, Siddhartha comes to an understanding of himself and his place in the universe, finally achieving the enlightened state of mind in which he can say to his lifelong friend, "e;The world, Govinda, is perfect at every moment."e;

If the War Goes On

If the War Goes On

Author: Hermann Hesse Format: eBook Release Date: 22/01/2013

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 "e;traitor"e; and "e;viper"e; 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: "e;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."e; 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.

Stories of Five Decades

Stories of Five Decades

Author: Hermann Hesse Format: eBook Release Date: 22/01/2013

This selection of twenty-three stories (twenty available in English for the first time) offers a spectrum of Hesse's writing from 1899 to 1948 that could be matched only by an edition of his poetry, since in no other form--novel, essay, autobiographical reflection--did he span so many years. Here, within the covers of a single volume, the reader can trace Hesse's development from the aestheticism of his youth through the realism and surrealism of the next decades to the classicism of his old age. And the reader who knows Hesse mainly through his major novels of the twenties and thirties will be surprised to encounter him in a variety of new incarnations. Yet the greatest surprise is to see how faithful he remains to his essential self from first to last. Even as he tests and discards literary modes, he consistently rejects external "e;reality"e; for the sake of an inner world created by imagination.All his stories, as Hesse himself realized, are concerned primarily with his own secret dreams, his own bitter anguish. Stories of Five Decades, arranged in chronological order, displays the full range of this storytelling as it blossomed over a lifetime.

Soul of the Age

Soul of the Age

Author: Hermann Hesse Format: eBook Release Date: 22/01/2013

Throughout his life, Herman Hesse was a devoted letter writer. He corresponded, not just with friends and family, but also with his readers. From his letters home from the seminary at age fourteen, to his last letters, written days before his death at eighty-five, this selection gives a sense of the author of some of the most widely read books of the century.

Knulp

Knulp

Author: Hermann Hesse Format: eBook Release Date: 22/01/2013

First published in 1915, Knulp was Hesse's most popular book in the years before Demian. This is the first edition in English.Knulp is an amiable vagabond who wanders from town to town, staying with friends who feed and shelter him. Consistently refusing to tie himself down to any trade, place, or person, he even deserts the companion who might be considered Hermann Hesse himself the summer they go tramping together.Knulp's exile is blissful, gentle, self-absorbed. But hidden beneath the light surface of these "e;Tales from the Life of Knulp"e; is the conscience of an artist who suspects that his liberation is worthless, even immoral. As he lies dying in a snowstorm, Knulp has an interview with God in which he reproaches himself for his wasted life. But it is revealed to Knulp that the whole purpose of his life has been to bring "e;a little homseickness for freedom"e; into the lives of ordinary men.

Klingsor's Last Summer

Klingsor's Last Summer

Author: Hermann Hesse Format: eBook Release Date: 22/01/2013

This is the first English-language edition of Klingsor's Last Summer, which was originally published in 1920, a year after Demian and two years before Siddhartha. The book has three parts: a story called A Child's Heart, followed by Klein and Wagner and Klingsor's Last Summer, Hesse's two longest and finest novellas. These novellas, along with Siddhartha (the three works were republished in 1931 under the title The Inward Way), are the first fruits of the period that began in the spring of 1919, when Hesse settled in the Ticino mountain village of Montagnola to start a new life without his wife and children.A Child's Heart, written in January 1919, in Basel, concerns the transmutation of a boy's innocence into knowledge of good and evil, and the painful guilt that accompanies this process.Both Klein and Wagner (written in May-June 1919, immediately after the arrival in Montagnola) and Klingsor's Last Summer (written shortly after) are set in a southern landscape that reflects Hesse's life that summer; both novellas have heroes who are more or less Hesse's age at the time; and in both the hero's death is preceded by a grand vision of unity in which the polarities of life are resoluved. Hesse exposes himself mercilessly in Klein and Wagner, a story of escape, wrenching loose, letting go. But the expressionist painter Klingsor is a more direct self-portrait of the Hesse of 1919.

Hermann Hesse

Hermann Hesse

Author: Hermann Hesse Format: eBook Release Date: 22/01/2013

Hermann Hesse: A Pictorial Biography offers a wealth of unknown photographic and textual material which was first discovered among Hesse's literary effects after his death. Over 200 photographs chronicle his family background, his school and apprentice years, his first literary efforts and initial successes, his travels to India and throughout Europe, his continuing growth as a writer. These photographs, apart from illustrating Hesse's long and varied life, amply document his position in the cultural life of his time and his relationships with celebrated contemporaries.The photographs are accompanied by a brief text prepared by Volker Michels, a leading Hesse scholar, which includes comments about Hesse from such writers as Thomas Mann, Martin Buber, T.S. Eliot, and Andre Gide, examples of Hesse's unpublished light verse, and a detailed chronological table. Hesse's own essay "e;Life Story Briefly Told"e; serves as an introduction. Together, text and pictures provide the Hesse reader with new tools to interpret and evaluate the life and works of this exceptional man and artist.

Demian

Demian

Author: Hermann Hesse Format: eBook Release Date: 22/01/2013

A brilliant journey of the psyche written by one of Germany's most influential writers and thinkers, Herman HesseFirst published in 1919 under the pseudonyn Emil Sinclair, Demian follows the life of a troubled German youth as he navigates the duality of a world filled with illusions and spiritual truth. When Sinclair first meets childhood classmate Max Demian, his eyes are opened to the contradictions of his existing Christian knowledge. As Sinclair continues to question his worldview, the two friends are separated and reunited throughout their lives, with each encounter being a vantage for Sinclair to reconcile a world at discord. He ascends on his path to freedom and a realization of self as the friendship evolves in surprising and explosive ways. Demian is a classic coming-of-age story that continues to inspire generations of readers in its exploration of good and evil, morality, and self-discovery.

Siddhartha

Siddhartha

Author: Hermann Hesse Format: eBook Release Date: 11/01/2013

Siddhartha is a novel by Hermann Hesse that deals with the spiritual journey of an Indian man named Siddhartha during the time of the Buddha. The book was written in German in a simple, powerful, and lyrical style. The word Siddhartha derives from two words in the Sanskrit language, siddha (achieved) + artha (meaning or wealth). The two words together mean "e;he who has found meaning (of existence)"e; or "e;he who has attained his goals"e;. The Buddha's name, before his renunciation, was Prince Siddhartha Gautama. He was Prince of Kapilvastu, Nepal. In this book, the Buddha is referred to as "e;Gotama"e;. A major preoccupation of Hesse in writing Siddhartha was to cure his 'sickness with life' (Lebenskrankheit) by immersing himself in Indian philosophy such as that expanded in the Upanishads and the Bhagavad Gita.

Siddhartha

Siddhartha

Author: Hermann Hesse Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/01/2013

Siddhartha

Siddhartha

Author: Hermann Hesse Format: Paperback Release Date: 10/12/2012

Siddhartha The 60th Anniversary Edition

Siddhartha The 60th Anniversary Edition

Author: Hermann Hesse Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/10/2012

This classic of 20th century literature is one of the most famous examples of the West's fascination with Indian culture & particularly Buddhistic philosophy. Hesse tells the story of Siddhartha, a Brahmin on a quest for self-discovery. A beautifully bound deluxe hardback edition incorporates the acclaimed Hilda Rosner translation, an extended essay on Hesse's life and legacy and the creation of Siddhartha, and other features, making this a true collectors' item

Siddhartha

Siddhartha

Author: Hermann Hesse Format: Paperback Release Date: 12/08/2012

Siddhartha

Siddhartha

Author: Hermann Hesse Format: Hardback Release Date: 12/08/2012

Siddhartha

Siddhartha

Author: Hermann Hesse Format: eBook Release Date: 22/05/2012

Originally published in 1922, Hermann Hesses Siddhartha tells the story of a young Indian mans spiritual journey. After meeting the Buddha, young Siddhartha searches for the ultimate reality and meaning of life. His journey takes him from the arms of a beautiful courtesan to monastic simplicity, from being a son to having his own son, and finally to the true beginning of his life beside a river where he ultimately finds wisdom.HarperPerennial Classics brings great works of literature to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperPerennial Classics collection to build your digital library.

Demian

Demian

Author: Hermann Hesse Format: eBook Release Date: 10/04/2012

"e;All I really wanted was to try and live the life that was spontaneously welling up within me. Why was that so very difficult?"e;Generations of readers have recognized the impassioned cry that introduces the young narrator of Demian, and embraced this tale of a troubled young man's struggle toward self-awareness. Initially published in Berlin in 1919, the novel met with instant critical acclaim, as well as great popular success among people seeking answers amid the devastating aftermath of World War I.A brilliant psychological portrait of an individual's departure from social conventions in the search for spiritual fulfillment, Demian encompasses many of the themes associated with Hermann Hesse, its Noble Prize–winning author, particularly the duality of human nature and the quest for inner peace.Considered an important work in the evolution of 20th-century European literature, this perceptive coming-of-age novel enjoys a particular resonance with young adults, a fact that has made Demian a perennial favorite in schools and colleges all over the world. This inexpensive edition, featuring an excellent new English translation, is sure to be welcomed by teachers and students, and by the legions of confirmed Hesse fans.

Steppenwolf

Steppenwolf

Author: Hermann Hesse Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/04/2012

A modernist work of profound wisdom that continues to enthral readers with its subtle blend of Eastern mysticism and Western culture, the Penguin Modern Classics edition of Hermann Hesse's Steppenwolf is revised by Walter Sorell from the original translation by Basil Creighton. At first sight Harry Haller seems a respectable, educated man. In reality he is the Steppenwolf: wild, strange, alienated from society and repulsed by the modern age. But as he is drawn into a series of dreamlike and sometimes savage encounters - accompanied by, among others, Mozart, Goethe and the bewitching Hermione - the misanthropic Haller discovers a higher truth, and the possibility of happiness. This blistering portrayal of a man who feels himself to be half-human and half-wolf was the bible of the 1960s counterculture, capturing the mood of a disaffected generation, and remains a haunting story of estrangement and redemption. Herman Hesse (1877 - 1962) suffered from depression and weathered series of personal crises which led him to undergo psychoanalysis with J. B. Lang; a process which resulted in 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), Narcissus and Goldmund (1930) and his magnum opus, The Glass Bead Game (1943). Hesse was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1946. If you enjoyed Steppenwolf, you might like Hesse's Siddhartha, also available in Penguin Classics. 'A savage indictment of bourgeois society ... the gripping and fascinating story of disease in a man's soul' The New York Times

Glass Bead Game

Glass Bead Game

Author: Hermann Hesse Format: eBook Release Date: 01/04/2012

In a future world, glass bead game became the symbol system evolved from the music and mathematics and the knowledge and spiritual wealth of human beings. Due to the numerous complicated political events and wars, human civilization is facing the threat of destruction. In order to save and promote the spiritual culture of mankind, a religious group is making unremitting efforts. Knecht is an orphan and adapted by this religious organization. He is smart, with his outstanding talent and superior organizational skills, he has been promoted consecutively until the top of the group and becomes a master of the glass bead game. But as he becoming older and older, he gradually does not satisfy this isolated spiritual kingdom and believes that it is impossible to contribute for the people in this ivory tower. So he comes to the real world and try to use education to improve the whole world. Unfortunately, he drowns in swimming when his career has still not been unfinished.

Siddhartha

Siddhartha

Author: Hermann Hesse Format: eBook Release Date: 05/03/2012

This classic novel of self-discovery has inspired generations of seekers. With parallels to the enlightenment of the Buddha, Hesse's Siddhartha is the story of a young Brahmin’s quest for the ultimate reality. His quest takes him from the extremes of indulgent sensuality to the rigors of ascetism and self-denial. At last he learns that wisdom cannot be taught — it must come from one's own experience and inner struggle. Steeped in the tenets of both psychoanalysis and Eastern mysticism, Siddhartha presents a strikingly original view of man and culture, and the arduous process of self-discovery that leads to reconciliation, harmony, and peace.

Siddhartha

Siddhartha

Author: Hermann Hesse Format: Paperback Release Date: 30/01/2012

Siddhartha

Siddhartha

Author: Hermann Hesse Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/01/2012

Siddhartha

Siddhartha

Author: Hermann Hesse Format: Paperback Release Date: 19/12/2011

Siddhartha

Siddhartha

Author: Hermann Hesse Format: Hardback Release Date: 19/12/2011

Siddhartha

Siddhartha

Author: Hermann Hesse Format: Paperback Release Date: 24/11/2011

Siddhartha

Siddhartha

Author: Hermann Hesse Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/11/2011

Siddhartha

Siddhartha

Author: Hermann Hesse Format: Paperback Release Date: 18/10/2011

Siddhartha

Siddhartha

Author: Hermann Hesse Format: Hardback Release Date: 18/10/2011

The Seasons Of The Soul

The Seasons Of The Soul

Author: Hermann Hesse Format: Paperback Release Date: 15/10/2011

Siddhartha

Siddhartha

Author: Hermann Hesse Format: Hardback Release Date: 25/07/2011

Siddhartha

Siddhartha

Author: Hermann Hesse Format: Paperback Release Date: 25/07/2011

Siddhartha An Indian Tale

Siddhartha An Indian Tale

Author: Hermann Hesse Format: Paperback Release Date: 21/06/2011

Beneath the Wheel

Beneath the Wheel

Author: Hermann Hesse Format: eBook Release Date: 01/06/2011

The novel narrates the story that: The hero Hans has been smart, studious and been viewed as the child prodigy by everyone since his childhood. He was sent to a seminary to study. Influenced by the big family and society, he has desired for the success and studied in the solitude school without the slightest free with severe damage to the physical and mental health. His classmate Herman was stubborn and contempt for the fame, so he has not been tolerated by school; however, Hans thought that only Herman was his confidant. Overworking, Hans turned to be physically weak with his grade lower and lower; and the school blamed all of these on Herman. Herman was expelled from the school, Hans felt much lonelier and had to bear teachers' reprimand and the students ridicule from time to time, then he got neurasthenia and could not continue their studies, but return hometown to work as the bench worker for a living. Discrimination from society and frustration in life made him feel as if he had fallen under the wheel of a ruthless and huge wheel. This novel aiming at complaining against the old German educational system has been considered to be a vivid autobiography.

Narziss and Goldmund

Narziss and Goldmund

Author: Hermann Hesse Format: eBook Release Date: 01/06/2011

Hermann Hesse (1877-1962), a German writer, won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1946. Narziss and Goldmund is the masterpiece of the author published in 1930. The novel narrates the experience of a pair of friends who represent rational asceticism and sensual hedonism respectively. The young Narziss growing up in the monastery has been beloved by the dean Danielle. The fresh student, Goldmund, has been obsessed with secular life. Although they became friends, Goldmund always ignored the rational preaching of Narziss and even went to the village to tryst with a girl secretly and then escaped from the monastery to wander with joy and hardships; The wandering made him mature gradually and was sentenced to death since falling in love with the mistress of governor. When Narziss became the dean of the monastery, he rescued Goldmund from the prison and let him be dedicated to sculpture. One day when travelling out again, Goldmund was infected with serious illness but Narziss still expressed his care to him before his death so that he could die with happiness. The novel shows the conflicts between two different personal characteristics manages to achieve the harmonious unity in the process of exploring the ideal. Some critics call it "e;a beautiful Faustian melody that incorporates knowledge and love"e;.

Song of Tessin

Song of Tessin

Author: Hermann Hesse Format: eBook Release Date: 01/06/2011

This book The Song of Tessin is the essence of Hesse's works. It is a collection of essays and poems. It is also the author's summary, conclusion and explanation to all the artistic ideas, creative methods and philosophical ideas of his former works. And many experts and scholars have regarded it as a key to open the door of Hesse's thought.

Marriage Contract

Marriage Contract

Author: Hermann Hesse Format: eBook Release Date: 01/05/2011

Hesse has written for over 70 years with his works covering a wide range, in addition to Beneath the Wheel, Steppenwolf, Narziss and Goldmund and Glass Bead Game, he also insisted in writing short stories. Hesse specialized in the art of symbolism to refract the deep tingling of the outside world to the human heart from the spiritual and psychological aspects, so that the inner meaning of the work has been coagulated and sublimated. The collection of 26 short stories in this book are the boutique works of Hesse and they reflected the author's different characteristics and style at the various creation stages and assisted as well as inspired the readers to have a comprehensive understanding to Hesse and his creative thinking and art.

Steppenwolf

Steppenwolf

Author: Hermann Hesse Format: eBook Release Date: 01/05/2011

Hermann Hesse (1877-1962), a German writer, won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1946. Steppenwolf is the representative works of Hesse's mid-term creation and also a milestone in his creative career. The hero of the novel Harrell is an upright writer who despised the modern way of life and often stayed at home. The stifling air made him be caught in a schizophrenic situation. One day he occasionally read a book Comment on the Steppenwolf and felt enlightened to believe that he was a Steppenwolf which coexisting the "e;human"e; and "e;wolf"e;. He was invited to attend the party and found that all the participants having a narrow nationalist idea, and his anti-war remarks were reprimanded which made him feel lonelier; when he went back home, he met the bar girl Hermione and got the sensual joy; Hermione introduced him to the musician Pablo and a girl Maria and let him forget all the worries and nerves in music and sensual enjoyment. But when he saw Hermione and Pablo getting close with each other, his "e;wolf nature"e; enlarged and prompted him to kill Hermione out of jealousy. Filled with fantasy color and profound meaning, this novel is considered to be with "e;surreal"e; style; and Thomas Mann even called it "e;Germany Ulysses"e;.

Steppenwolf

Steppenwolf

Author: Hermann Hesse Format: Paperback Release Date: 31/03/2011

'The unhappiness that I need and long for . . . is of the kind that will let me suffer with eagerness and die with lust. That is the unhappiness, or happiness, that I am waiting for.' Alienated from society, Harry Haller is the Steppenwolf, wild, strange and shy. His despair and desire for death draw him into an enchanted, Faust-like underworld. Through a series of shadowy encounters, romantic, freakish and savage by turn, Haller begins to rediscover the lost dreams of his youth. Adopted by the Sixties counterculture, Steppenwolf captured the mood of a disaffected generation that was beginning to question everything.

Demian

Demian

Author: Hermann Hesse Format: Paperback Release Date: 10/03/2011

Siddhartha

Siddhartha

Author: Hermann Hesse Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/02/2011

Siddhartha

Siddhartha

Author: Hermann Hesse Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/02/2011

Siddhartha

Siddhartha

Author: Hermann Hesse Format: Hardback Release Date: 29/12/2010

Siddhartha

Siddhartha

Author: Hermann Hesse Format: Hardback Release Date: 22/11/2010

Siddhartha

Siddhartha

Author: Hermann Hesse Format: Paperback Release Date: 22/11/2010

Siddhartha

Siddhartha

Author: Hermann Hesse Format: Hardback Release Date: 29/10/2010

Siddhartha

Siddhartha

Author: Hermann Hesse Format: Paperback Release Date: 29/10/2010

Demian

Demian

Author: Hermann Hesse Format: Hardback Release Date: 16/09/2010

Siddhartha

Siddhartha

Author: Hermann Hesse Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/07/2010

Siddhartha

Siddhartha

Author: Hermann Hesse Format: Paperback Release Date: 15/07/2010

Sidarto. Hinda Poezia Rakonto (Tradukita Al Esperanto)

Sidarto. Hinda Poezia Rakonto (Tradukita Al Esperanto)

Author: Hermann Hesse Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/06/2010

Siddhartha An Indian Tale

Siddhartha An Indian Tale

Author: Hermann Hesse Format: Hardback Release Date: 16/02/2010

Siddhartha

Siddhartha

Author: Hermann Hesse Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/12/2009

Siddhartha / The Dhammapada

Siddhartha / The Dhammapada

Author: Hermann Hesse, Acharya Buddharakkhita Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/09/2009

Narcissus and Goldmund

Narcissus and Goldmund

Author: Hermann Hesse Format: eBook Release Date: 01/04/2009

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.

Siddhartha

Siddhartha

Author: Hermann Hesse Format: Paperback Release Date: 27/12/2008

Demian

Demian

Author: Hermann Hesse Format: Paperback Release Date: 24/10/2008

Siddhartha

Siddhartha

Author: Hermann Hesse Format: Paperback Release Date: 24/10/2008

Glass Bead Game

Glass Bead Game

Author: Hermann Hesse Format: eBook Release Date: 08/10/2008

The final novel of Hermann Hesse, for which he won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1946, The Glass Bead Game is a fascinating tale of the complexity of modern life as well as a classic of modern literatureSet in the twenty-third century, The Glass Bead Game is the story of Joseph Knecht, who has been raised in Castalia, the remote place his society has provided for the intellectual elite to grow and flourish. Since childhood, Knecht has been consumed with mastering the Glass Bead Game, which requires a synthesis of aesthetics and scientific arts, such as mathematics, music, logic, and philosophy, which he achieves in adulthood, becoming a Magister Ludi (Master of the Game).

Demian (Spanish Edition)

Demian (Spanish Edition)

Author: Hermann Hesse Format: Paperback Release Date: 21/08/2008

Siddhartha

Siddhartha

Author: Hermann Hesse Format: Hardback Release Date: 18/08/2008

Demian

Demian

Author: Hermann Hesse Format: eBook Release Date: 12/08/2008

A brilliant psychological portrait of a troubled young man's quest for self-awareness, this coming-of-age novel achieved instant critical and popular acclaim upon its 1919 publication. A landmark in the history of twentieth-century literature, it reflects Hermann Hesse's preoccupation with the duality of human nature and the pursuit of spiritual fulfillment.

Siddhartha En Busca de La Verdad (Spanish Edition)

Siddhartha En Busca de La Verdad (Spanish Edition)

Author: Hermann Hesse Format: Paperback Release Date: 09/07/2008

Siddhartha

Siddhartha

Author: Hermann Hesse Format: Paperback Release Date: 29/05/2008

Siddhartha

Siddhartha

Author: Hermann Hesse Format: Paperback Release Date: 29/05/2008

Steppenwolf

Steppenwolf

Author: Hermann Hesse Format: eBook Release Date: 15/04/2008

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

Siddhartha

Siddhartha

Author: Hermann Hesse Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/01/2008

Siddhartha

Siddhartha

Author: Hermann Hesse Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/08/2007

Siddhartha

Siddhartha

Author: Hermann Hesse Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/08/2007

Journey to the East

Journey to the East

Author: Hermann Hesse Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/07/2007

Herman Hesse's legendary allegorical novel The Journey to the East is purportedly the history of a journey undertaken by a secretive 'League'. Written by one H.H., the group's storyteller and choirmaster, an old and weak man who has never recovered from the failure of the journey and the disintegration of the League. As H.H. struggles to string together his fractured memory of the expedition he reveals the existence of a fantastical, alluring and deeply intimate world in which a journey can cross not only the boundaries of time and space but even those of fact and fiction, in which one's travelling companion might just as easily be Don Quixote as Paul Klee. It is towards the end of this beguiling novel, however, that Hesse brings his greatest moral and philosophical powers to bear as he examines themes such as faith, cowardice and the relationship between an artist and their creation. Close in conception to The Glass Bead Game , The Journey to the East is a succinct example of the Nobel Prize winner's universal appeal.

Demian (Romantraduko En Esperanto)

Demian (Romantraduko En Esperanto)

Author: Hermann Hesse Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/05/2007

Siddhartha

Siddhartha

Author: Hermann Hesse, Tom Robbins Format: Paperback Release Date: 12/04/2007

Siddhartha

Siddhartha

Author: Hermann Hesse Format: Hardback Release Date: 17/08/2006

Narcissus and Goldmund

Narcissus and Goldmund

Author: Hermann Hesse, Graham Coxon Format: Paperback Release Date: 14/07/2006

This book comes with a new foreword by Graham Coxon. Narcissus is a teacher at Mariabronn, a monastery in medieval Germany, and Goldmund is his favourite pupil. While Narcissus remains detached from the world in prayer and meditation, Goldmund runs away from the monastery in pursuit of love. Thereafter, he lives a picaresque wanderer's life, his amatory adventures resulting in pain as well as ecstasy. His eventual reunion with Narcissus brings into focus the diversity between artist and thinker, Dionysian and Apollonian.

Demian

Demian

Author: Hermann Hesse Format: Paperback Release Date: 08/02/2006

Originally published under a pseudonym shortly after the First World War, a novel of embracing duality Emil Sinclair boasts of a theft that he has not committed and subsequently finds himself blackmailed by a bully. He turns to Max Demian, in whom he finds a friend and spiritual mentor. This strangely self-possessed figure is able to lure Emil out of his ordinary home-life and convince him of an existing alternative world of corruption and evil. Progressing from an orthodox education through to philosophical mysticism, Emil's search for self-awareness culminates in a meeting with Demian's mother--the symbol and personification of motherhood.

Siddhartha

Siddhartha

Author: Hermann Hesse Format: Hardback Release Date: 12/10/2005

Siddhartha

Siddhartha

Author: Hermann Hesse Format: Paperback Release Date: 20/05/2005

Siddhartha

Siddhartha

Author: Hermann Hesse Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/02/2005

Gertrude

Gertrude

Author: Hermann Hesse Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/07/2002

With characteristic insight and penetration, Hermann Hesse explores the destructive nature of human love. As a sensitive, disabled young composer, the narrator is drawn to a sensual singer named Gertrude through their mutual love of music. Gradually he becomes engulfed by an enduring and hopeless passion for her but, because of his fear of arousing sympathy instead of passion, he loses her. When Gertrude marries his friend, a famous singer, he is compelled to stand by and watch passively as their obsessive relationship disintegrates into tragedy.

Journey to the East

Journey to the East

Author: Hermann Hesse Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/06/2002

The Glass Bead Game

The Glass Bead Game

Author: Hermann Hesse Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/07/2000

In the remote Kingdom of Castalia, the scholars of the Twenty Third century play the Glass Bead Game. The elaborately coded game is a fusion of all human knowledge - of maths, music, philosophy, science, and art. Intrigued as a school boy, Joseph Knecht becomes consumed with mastering the game as an adult. As Knecht fulfils his life-long quest he must contend with unexpected dilemmas and the longing for a life beyond the ivory tower.

Fairy Tales Of Herman Hesse

Fairy Tales Of Herman Hesse

Author: Hermann Hesse, Jack David Zipes Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/10/1995

Siddhartha

Siddhartha

Author: Hermann Hesse Format: Paperback Release Date: 31/12/1982

Strange News from Another Star

Strange News from Another Star

Author: Hermann Hesse Format: eBook Release Date: 01/01/1972

In 1919, the same year Demian was published, seven of these stories appeared as a book entitled Marchen--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, "e;Flute Dream."e;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 "e;Augustus,"e; "e;The Poet,"e; "e;Flute Dream,"e; "e;Strange News from Another Star,"e; "e;The Hard Passage,"e; "e;A Dream Sequence,"e; "e;Faldum,"e; and--perhaps the masterpiece of this collection--"e;Iris."e;

Siddhartha

Siddhartha

Author: Hermann Hesse Format: Paperback Release Date: 17/01/1957

Gertrude

Gertrude

Author: Hermann Hesse Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/12/1955

With characteristic insight and penetration, an exploration of the destructive nature of human love As a sensitive, disabled young composer, the narrator is drawn to a sensual singer named Gertrude through their mutual love of music. Gradually he becomes engulfed by an enduring and hopeless passion for her but, because of his fear of arousing sympathy instead of passion, he loses her. When Gertrude marries his friend, a famous singer, he is compelled to stand by and watch passively as their obsessive relationship disintegrates into tragedy.

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