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Beneath the Wheel - Hermann Hesse, Michael Roloff
Beneath the Wheel
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Hans Giebernath lives among the dull and respectable townsfolk of a sleepy Black Forest village. When he is discovered to be an exceptionally gifted student, the entire community presses him onto a path of serious scholarship. Hans dutifully follows the regimen of study and endless examinations,... show more
Hans Giebernath lives among the dull and respectable townsfolk of a sleepy Black Forest village. When he is discovered to be an exceptionally gifted student, the entire community presses him onto a path of serious scholarship. Hans dutifully follows the regimen of study and endless examinations, his success rewarded only with more crushing assignments. When Hans befriends a rebellious young poet, he begins to imagine other possibilities outside the narrowly circumscribed world of the academy. Finally sent home after a nervous breakdown, Hans is revived by nature and romance, and vows never to return to the gray conformity of the academic system.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780312422301 (031242230X)
Publisher: Picador
Pages no: 192
Edition language: English
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2.0 Beneath the Wheel
The theme of the story is definitely interesting and reminds me of the time I spent in high school at a boarding school. I really liked the beginning of the story and could relate to it rather well. However, the middle and ending are rather chunky with lots of ands.
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3.0 The Prodigy
Certainly not one of Hesse's best by a long shot, and the Peter Owen edition has a complete summary of the entire plot, spoilers and all, in the blurb on the back. Sad to say, and I'm not sure if it was just the translation, but it was just as emotionally devastating as the entire story.Definitely ...
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