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Hermann Hesse: Life and Art

3.59 of 5 stars 3.59  ·  rating details  ·  17 ratings  ·  3 reviews
Paperback, 412 pages
Published January 29th 1981 by University of California Press (first published December 30th 1980)
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Matthew W
Excellent book analyzing the autobiographical nature of Hermann Hesse's novels. I just wish I had waited until I finished reading all of Hesse's novels before I read this. I will no doubt have to reread this book in the future.

Hesse was a very complicated individual taking influences (from Nietzsche to various Eastern religions) from a variety of places (cutting the fat of what he couldn't use) and eventually ridding himself of things when he no longer had a use for them. Hesse was both hated an
The fascinating thing about reading of Hermann Hesse's life is how much of that life he incorporated into his writings. Mileck discusses the issues and ideas that Hesse considered in his prolific works. Thus you can read about the dichotomies of flesh and spirit, objectivity and subjectivity, isolation and desire for social interaction.
As one who has enjoyed reading most of Hesse's novels, and recently some of his poetry, I found reading about his life illumnating. I was encouraged to read more
Earl Bayer
a must read for any fan of his works. This book allows for a much deeper understanding of those classics.
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