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Hesse : the wanderer and his shadow / Gunnar Decker ; translated by Peter Lewis.

Decker, Gunnar, 1965- (author.). Lewis, Peter, 1958- (translator.).
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  • 1 of 2 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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1 current hold with 2 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Adams PL Sys. - Decatur Branch B HESSE DEC (Text) 34207002206747 Adult Non-Fiction Biographies Available -
West Lafayette PL - West Lafayette 921 Hesse, Hermann (Text) 31951004357882 Main Floor - New Arrivals Checked out 12/18/2018

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  • ISBN: 9780674737884
  • ISBN: 0674737881
  • Physical Description: viii, 791 pages ; 25 cm
  • Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, [2018]

Content descriptions

General Note:
"First published as Hermann Hesse: Der Wanderer und sein Schatten, copyright (c) 2012 Carl Hanser Verlag Munchen."
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Introduction: Doppelganger in a straw hat -- A child's soul: oppression and rebellion -- The self-proclaimed writer -- Awakening of individuality -- At home crossing borders -- Portrait of the successful artist as a young man wandering beneath clouds -- A new beginning in Switzerland and the First World War -- Escape to Ticino: making a fresh start and falling to earth in the South -- The awakening of Steppenwolf -- Traveling to the East -- On the nature of the glass bead game: the looming presence of the Third Reich -- The Old Man of the Mountains: Hesse's continuing journey inward.
Summary, etc.:
Hermann Hesse's stories inspired nonconformity and a yearning for universal values to supplant the political fanaticism tearing Europe apart. Initially, critics thought his work inaccessible to Americans, but the counterculture of the 1960s--and subsequent generations of admirers--emphatically proved the opposite. Gunnar Decker weaves together previously unavailable sources to offer a unique interpretation of the life and work of Hermann Hesse. Drawing on newly discovered correspondence between Hesse and his psychoanalyst Josef Lang, Decker shows how Hesse reversed the traditional roles of therapist and client, and rethinks the relationship between Hesse's novels and Jungian psychoanalysis. Readers who can now explore Hesse's correspondence with Thomas Mann and Stefan Zweig--the latter recently unearthed--will come away with a better understanding of the author's profound sense of alienation from his contemporaries.-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Hesse, Hermann, 1877-1962.
Authors, German > 20th century > Biography.

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