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

by Hermann Hesse

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Steppenwolf by Hermann Hesse (1927)

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    Narcissus and Goldmund by Hermann Hesse (PandorasRequiem)
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    The Hothouse by Wolfgang Koeppen (Liondancer)
    Liondancer: Die Persönlichkeit des "Treibhaus"-Abgeordneten Keetenheuve erinnert mich sehr an den "Steppenwolf" Harry Haller.
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    Nausea by Jean-Paul Sartre (GaryPatella)
    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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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 |
Mulle tundub, et peale 18 eluaasta saabumist pole ma lugenud enam ühtki raamatut, mis vaimustaks, inspireeriks. Jah, ma olen lugenud häid, huvitavaid ja põnevaid lugusid. Lugenud ja unustanud.
Mistõttu peale esimest 30 lehekülge olin vapustatud. Vau. VAU!!!! Miks pole mulle varem öeldud, et on olemas midagi sellist. Halloo!? Miks pidin ma lugema "Jutustust tõelisest inimesest" kui oli maailmas olemas "Stepihunt"?!

Tahaks järjest ja järjest tsitaate välja kirjutada ning pähe õppida. Raamat, mida peab lugema mitu korda. Mida pole kerge lugeda, sest laused on pikad ja tihedad ja sügavad. Aga samas nii haarav, et loed ja loed ja tahad teada, millega see ometi lõppeb. Kas on olemas vastused? Kas on olemas lahendused? Kas on olemas tasakaal?

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http://indigoaalane.blogspot.com/2012/02/hhesse-stepihunt.html ( )
  Indigoaalane | Jul 18, 2014 |
Disappointing. I had expected a better work from Hesse. ( )
  JVioland | Jul 14, 2014 |
When I first tried to read this in my early twenties, I had a dreadful time with it and abandoned it early on as I did not have the life experience to fully understand what Hermann Hesse was writing about. Now, almost twenty years later, I am transfixed and can identify with Harry Haller. Not an easy read and parts still went over my head but a must read none the less! We are all in some aspect The Steppenwolf. Hermann Hesse has created another brilliant novel. ( )
  allgenresbookworm | Jun 24, 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.

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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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