The Steppenwolf

The Steppenwolf

The Steppenwolf

The Steppenwolf


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"I cannot read Hermann Hesse without feeling that I am drawn into the presence of a deeply serious mind, a mind that is searching for the meaning of life." - Carl Jung

A new translation of the original German manuscript of Hermann Hesse's Nobel Prize-winning novel "The Steppenwolf". This edition also contains an epilogue by the translator, a philosophical glossary of concepts used by Hesse and a chronology of his life and work. Hesse won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1947.

The Steppenwolf, one of Hesse's most famous novels, is a psychological and philosophical novel in which the protagonist grapples with his dual nature and struggles with the complexities of material existence. "The Steppenwolf" is a novel centered around Harry Haller, a man who perceives himself as half-human and half-wolf. The book delves deeply into the duality of human nature, the conflict between societal conformity and individualism, and the quest for self-understanding. The "Magic Theater" section of the novel, with its surreal and symbolic episodes, has been a topic of much analysis and discussion. Hesse's exploration of the struggle between the wild and untamed aspects of the self and the demands of social conformity is rooted in Nietzsche's concept of the Apollonian and Dionysian, of which Hesse was a big fan. This work has influenced literature by delving into the depths of human psychology and shedding light on the inner conflicts faced by individuals who feel alienated from society. It is a literary manifestation of Nietzsche's concepts of the "inner gods" that drive human decisions.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783989885707
Publisher: Livraria Press
Publication date: 01/26/2024
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Hermann Hesse (1877-1962) was a German-Swiss poet, novelist, and painter. Profoundly affected by the mysticism of Eastern thought, Hesse’s books and essays reveal a deep spiritual influence that has captured the imagination of generations of readers. His best-known works include Steppenwolf, Siddhartha, Demian and Magister Ludi. In 1946, he received the Nobel Prize in Literature.

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