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Knulp (1915)

by Hermann Hesse

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This one impressed me big time...
A guy who's attracting thru his simplicity... nothing predictable in his life, a life spent on the street, wandering around, every night in a different house. Everywhere, people are amazed and treat well this soldier of fortune with such an out-of-ordinary personality. Knulp is one of a kind, a guy who knows how to get everybody on his side - and takes advantages on it. An empty world - without him.

Reminded me of Eliade's 'The Snake' - but that guy was fascinating in a diabolic way... ( )
  Myhi | Jul 2, 2009 |
People are like flowers, indeed. ( )
  weirdosfounder | Dec 4, 2008 |
Discovered that I had this by doing the cataloguing so read this. Touching story about a life you must live rather than the life you ought once you follow the path of love and feelings rather then duty. Also explores who is to say what is failure.

Does so over three sections where we join Knulp at different times of his life. The perspective moves from 1st person to omnipotent in the final section. The prose is simple even poetic with lots of telling touches that build up the character(s) in the readers mind ( )
  ablueidol | Nov 25, 2006 |
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