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 liberationHarry Haller is a sad and lonely figure, a reclusive intellectual for whom life holds no joy. He struggles to... show more
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 liberationHarry 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.
Publish date: December 6th 2002
Pages no: 218
Edition language: English
This is a very interesting book about the Steppenwolf, a man who believes himself to be half Harry and half wolf.It is a gripping story filled with unexpected strange incidents and fantastic characters.
So, I haven'y posted any reviews lately or in awhile. I hope to change this. I'm putting this out there just so my fellow booklikers know I'd like to start being more active on here. I couldn't believe my last review was in March! Anyway, I read Steppenwolf and had so much to say about it...I act...
Well, here we have it. Profound and very moving, a stirring glimpse into a struggling psyche. Some fantastic moments - some of the best in all German literature.
Nisam imao mogućnosti da proverim istinitost doživljaja o kojima Haler priča. Ne sumnjam da su oni većim delom izmišljeni, ali to nije namerno izmišljanje, već pokušaj da se duboko proživljena unutrašnja zbivanja zaodenu ruhom vidljivih događaja. Predgovorom ne samo da se ograđuje od sadržine roma...
28/1 - The opening chapter, the 'editor's note', was quite interesting, but now that we've moved on to Haller's words I'm bored to sleep (as opposed to tears). I really have no idea what he's waffling on about. I see a DNF looming in the near, if not immediate, future. I was able to get it renewed a...