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Steppenwolf (Penguin Modern Classics) (original 1927; edition 2001)

by Hermann Hesse

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Title:Steppenwolf (Penguin Modern Classics)
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Info:Penguin Classics (2001), Paperback, 256 pages
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Steppenwolf by Hermann Hesse (1927)

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    GaryPatella: The protagonist in Nausea has a very similar personality to the protagonist in Steppenwolf. Both books have that same gloomy feel to them.
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    Liondancer: Die Persönlichkeit des "Treibhaus"-Abgeordneten Keetenheuve erinnert mich sehr an den "Steppenwolf" Harry Haller.
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Bit dark ( )
  Bruce_Deming | Feb 5, 2016 |
Beautiful Herman Hesse. One of my all-timers. I think I'll go blow my brains out now. ( )
1 vote BooksForDinner | Feb 1, 2016 |
Howling. ( )
1 vote dbsovereign | Jan 26, 2016 |
Steppenwolf is about Harry Haller's spiritual crisis and his feelings of isolation from society. It is also about Haller's heeling from these emotional wounds. Hesse leaves it up to the reader to determine where the line between fantasy and reality lies and what the ultimate outcome of the book is.

This was a hard book to read, and I have to admit that I don't really get it. I'm still trying to decide whether it is brilliant or whether it is garbage. I don't think I'd recommend this book to anyone who isn't interested in an intense journey into spirituality. ( )
  AmandaL. | Jan 16, 2016 |
A journey through inner soul: Dueling polarities within one entity ( )
1 vote MetropolitanBlues | Oct 25, 2015 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Hesse, Hermannprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Creighton, BasilTranslatormain authorsome editionsconfirmed
Manner, Eeva-LiisaTranslatormain authorsome editionsconfirmed
Peter MagnusTranslatormain authorsome editionsconfirmed
Bradac, JaroslavIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Dekker, MauritsTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Pocar, ErvinoTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Sorell, WalterEditorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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This book contains the records left us by a man whom, according to the expression he often used himself, we called the Steppenwolf.
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Ah, Harry, we have to stumble through so much dirt and humbug before we reach home. And we have no one to guide us. Our only guide is our homesickness.
I had the taste of blood and chocolate in my mouth, the one as hateful as the other.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0312278675, Paperback)

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 liberation

Harry Haller is a sad and lonely figure, a reclusive intellectual for whom life holds no joy. He struggles to reconcile the wild primeval wolf and the rational man within himself without surrendering to the bourgeois values he despises. His life changes dramatically when he meets a woman who is his opposite, the carefree and elusive Hermine. The tale of the Steppenwolf culminates in the surreal Magic Theater—For Madmen Only!

Originally published in English in 1929, Steppenwolf ’s wisdom continues to speak to our souls and marks it as a classic of modern literature.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:18:28 -0400)

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"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 liberation."--Publisher's website.

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