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

by Hermann Hesse

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

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    Liondancer: Die Persönlichkeit des "Treibhaus"-Abgeordneten Keetenheuve erinnert mich sehr an den "Steppenwolf" Harry Haller.
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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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I loved this book when I was a university student. It's a bit dated now. It was a good treatment on the reconciliation of the primitive animal side and the intellect. The anti-war attitude he held and his disgust as the Nazis fueled the population with jingoism is consistent with the attitudes of other German intellectuals at the time (see [b:Defying Hitler|65458|Defying Hitler|Sebastian Haffner|https://d.gr-assets.com/books/1407081205s/65458.jpg|10802262]. ( )
  BBcummings | Dec 24, 2014 |
Arosusi on Herman Hessen pääteos. Se julkaistiin 1927, ja kuuluu eurooppalaisen kirjallisuuden klassikoihin. Teos on omaelämäkerrallinen psykologinen jännitysromaani. Siinä kaupungissa erakoitunut keski-ikäinen mies, joka tuntuu kyyniseltä ja maailmaa vihaavalta, ajautuu yllättäen aivan uusien alakulttuuripiirien pariin, jolloin hän virkistyy ja hylkää itsemurha-aikeensa. Hän rakastuu nuoreen naiseen ja joutuu pohtimaan uudestaan monia jo lukkiutuneita käsityksiään elämästä, ihmisestä ja kuolemasta. Teos on ajoittain unenomainen ja mystinen. Tämä on tuttua tyylis Hessen muusta tuotannosta. ( )
  JonPoh | Dec 11, 2014 |
The sinister wolf of European legend is the metaphor used by this existential tale with an alienated central character. A good novel for young men who are seeking an identity in the distant, electronic world we now inhabit. My favourite Hesse novel. ( )
  DinadansFriend | Nov 11, 2014 |
Hope pulled through despair like a thread on a needle... life is for madman only, indeed. This book is surreal, entertaining, as well as nourishing. Just excellent. ( )
  imaginationzombie | Sep 28, 2014 |
30 Jahre später lese ich das Buch wieder - ich kann es mir kaum vorstellen - was habe ich damals darüber gedacht? Was hätte ich überhaupt denken können? Leider ist die Erinnerung weg. Ich verstehe und spüre jetzt die Stimmung und die Idee ziemlich genau, da ich bald 50 werde. Das Lesen hat mir große Freude bereitet, insbesondere weil ich im Original lesen könnte. Ich habe ein Bibliotheksexemplar gelesen, habe mir aber jetzt eins bestellt, es ist so ein Buch das man zuhause haben möchte. Es strahlt Ideen und kann immer wieder genommen und gelesen werden. ( )
  flydodofly | Aug 1, 2014 |
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Hesse, Hermannprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Creighton, BasilTranslatormain authorsome editionsconfirmed
Manner, Eeva-LiisaTranslatormain authorsome editionsconfirmed
Peter MagnusTranslatormain authorsome editionsconfirmed
Bradac, JaroslavIllustratorsecondary 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.
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 Mon, 30 Sep 2013 13:48:25 -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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