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Bajo LA Rueda by Hermann Hesse
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Bajo LA Rueda (original 1906; edition 1998)

by Hermann Hesse

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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.… (more)
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Beneath the Wheel by Hermann Hesse (Author) (1906)

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Hans Giebenrath, son of a respectable but unexceptional father, is a "prodigy". Fast tracked - for the glory of his school, family and town- to the intensive hothouse of a theological college, he realises what he is missing. His innocent youthful pursuits- fishing, keeping rabbits- have all been curtailed so he can devote himself to his Greek and Latin. Friendships are firmly quashed if thosse friends are deemed unsuitable.
Hans slides into a depression for which, it seems, thee is no cure. How can such a sdand-out student join the lower echelons of society?
Superb. ( )
  starbox | Jun 9, 2022 |
احيانا تكون الحياه صعبه للغايه ويكون الموت هو الحل الوحيد ( )
  abdalaziz | Mar 3, 2022 |
Zu den wichtigsten Frühwerken Hermann Hesses gehört sein Schulroman Unterm Rad über das Schicksal eines begabten Kindes, das am Erwartungsdruck seines Vaters und der Umwelt zerbricht. Hesse hat darin viel von dem verarbeitet, was er selbst erleben mußte. So glaubten seine Erzieher, den 14jährigen in einer Heilanstalt für Schwachsinnige und Epileptische unterbringen zu müssen. Es war der Leidensdruck dieser frühen Erfahrungen, der ihn zum Schriftsteller gemacht hat und dem auch seine späteren Werke ihre Brisanz und zeitlose Aktualität verdanken. Wie kein anderes Werk des Dichters hat dieses Buch eine genau dokumentierbare Vorgeschichte, die hier erstmals in allen überlieferten Lebenszeugnissen vorgestellt wird und ein authentisches Bild der Pädagogik vom Ende des 19. Jahrhunderts entwirft.
  Fredo68 | May 14, 2020 |
Novela relativamente corta de Hesse, autor de mi adolescencia tardía. Ésta en concreto me llegó mucho. Narra la historia de un estudiante introvertido y brillante que llegado a un punto debe decidir qué hacer con su vida, cuando la vida le desborda. Es una mezcla del arquetipo "coming of age" y de un montón de opiniones del autor sobre la vida. Aunque la leí hace más de veinte años aún recuerdo sensaciones que tuve al leerla, pero no sé si una relectura las volvería a provocar. ( )
  Remocpi | Apr 22, 2020 |
Theme: a bright boy (Hans Giebenrath) is crushed by a combination of his pride, other's expectations, and an educational system
Type: philosophical soul novel
Value: 1
Age: hs
Interest: "2"
Objectionable: some swearing, playing around
Synopsis/Noteworthy: good picture of soul without God
shoemaker Flaig 11, 12, 45, 47, 54
  keithhamblen | Jun 24, 2016 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Hesse, HermannAuthorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Brice, SilvijaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Coutinho, L.Translatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Coutinho, M.Translatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Johnson, HerbCover designersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Lendvai-Dircksen, ErnaCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Roloff, MichaelTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Strachan, W.J.Translatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Herr Joseph Giebenrath, agent and dealer, had no special merits or peculiarities to distinguish him from his fellow citizens.
Herr Joseph Giebenrath, Zwischenhändler und Agent, zeichnete sich durch keinerlei Vorzüge oder Eigenheiten vor seinen Mitbürgern aus.
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The teachers apparently regarded a dead student very differently from a living one.
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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.

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Constitutes an attack on educational systems that foster intellect, purposefulness, and ambition to the detriment of emotion, instinct, and soul.
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