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Based on Hesse's own troubled domestic life, Rosshalde is the classic story of a man torn between obligations to his family and his longing for a spiritual fulfillment that can only be found outside the confines of conventional society.

Johann Veraguth, a wealthy, successful artist, is estranged from his wife and stifled by the unhappy union. Veraguth’s love for his young s
Paperback, 213 pages
Published July 1st 2003 by Picador (first published 1914)
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M. Özgür
Mükemmel bir roman Hermann Hesse'nin Rosshalde'si. Yazarı ilk, Narziss ve Goldmund romanı ile tanımış ve adeta büyülenmiştim. Bu roman da aynı şekilde beni çok etkiledi. Cümleleri, satır araları, o kadar dolu, o kadar yoğun ki! Her cümlesi, aslında on sayfa değerinde olan bir roman.

Yazar kitapta yazmamış, adeta yazmak istediği her şeyi tuvale aktarmış gibi. Anlattığı her şey, anında gözünüzün önüne geliyor. Önce zamanı durduruyor yazar, ve o enstantaneyi büyük bir zevkle ve keyifle anlatıyor!

And Jesus answered and said, Verily I say unto you, There is no man that hath left house, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my sake, and the gospels, but he shall receive an hundredfold now in this time, houses, and brethren, and sisters, and mothers, and children, and lands, with persecutions; and in the world to come eternal life. - Mark 10:29-30 (KJV)

"If this tragedy should strike, I consider Herr Veraguth an egocentric murderer. If this horror...more
روزالده برنده جایزه نوبل ادبی 1946 است. شاید برای نثر یکدستی که دارد، شاید برای اینکه با خواندن کتابی با چنین توصیف های دقیق از طبیعت، صحنه ها، هیجان ها و افکار شخصیت های داستان، آدم فکر می کند که یک فیلم می بیند. کتاب داستان زن و شوهری است که در ملک بزرگی به نام روزالده زندگی می کنند و در طلاق عاطفی به سر می برند و فقط یک کودک، کودکی که هر دو آن ها عمر رفته و باقی مانده را در او جستجو می کنند، باعث شده است این ها به زندگی ملال آورشان ادامه دهند و همچنان همدیگر را با رها نکردن این زندگی آزار بده...more
Kay Wright
I had never heard of this minor Hesse work but saw at at the library and was seduced by the author's reputation. His greater works have a philosophical base that is missing in Rosshalde. Although the main charater, a successful artist, does agonize over his spiritual health it is primarily a reaction to a very unhappy marriage and the sharing of a beloved son with his alienated wife. Apparently the book reflects Hesse's life and he may have written it to deal with his own frustrations. I'm glad...more
Xuân Quỳnh
Chưa từng nhà văn nào có những đoạn phân tích tâm lí nồng nhiệt và sâu sắc tựa như Herman Hesse. Những luồng độc thoại nội tâm, những đoạn tự suy, chất vấn trong tư tưởng của nhân vật họa sỹ Veraguth mở ra cho người đọc một thế giới ngầm đầy những bí mật và nỗi đau chứa chất trong tâm hồn mà tưởng như có lúc vượt sức chịu đựng của con người. Song điều kì diệu chính là bút pháp linh hoạt của nhà văn trên nền tự sự vừa có đan chiếu cái nhìn từ bên ngoài vừa lách được vào tận sâu bên trong cái nhìn...more
746. Rosshalde, Herman Hesse
روزالده - هرمان هسه، با ترجمه محمد بقایی، و با عنوان «مسافر» با ترجمه قاسم کبیری
اثر به جدایی «هسه» از همسر نخستش اشاره دارد. میاندیشید: هر روز که میگذرد ما را نسبت به آن چه دوست داریم، بیگانه تر میکند. «آدله» همسر «فراگوت» بی هیچ شادی، در انتظاری پوچ به سر میبَرَد، و فرزندش – که در عالم صفا و کودکی به بازی سرگرم است – تنهایی پدر و مادر را احساس میکند. «آدله» استعداد و هنر «فراگوت» را نادیده میگیرد و همین، بهانه ای محکم برای فاصله گرفتن، اندیشه آنها از یکدیگر و رابطه د...more
This was small and honest, similar to Stoner. I wasn't sure what it was driving at, but I don't think it was driving at anything really, which is fine. I think there's still value to be had in the experience of "this is how life is, or could be, for someone else". There is some consideration given to the desire and promise of a life you can imagine, in contention with the realities of the life you have. I wouldn't say that was the thematic focus or anything, and the narrative isn't hinged on dea...more
حدث أن تعرفت بهذا الموقع على صديقتي رحاب،و عندما كنا نتبادل الرسائل أخبرتني ،أن من الروايات التي أثرت بها ،كانت روسهالده ،و أن ما حدث لإبن البطل بالرواية،يمسها بشكل شخصي

.و لأنني إنسان فضولي،وبالرغم أنني لا أعرف رحاب إلا عبر النت، كنت أرغب أن أعرف ما الحدث الذي يمسها

هي رواية في مكان واحد، وأشخاصها بنفس الحالة من البداية حتى النهاية، لا يحدث معهم أي تطور.
وكعادة هسة معي أستغرق حوالي أول سبعين صفحة قبل أن أندمج .
ربما أراد هسة أن يقول في الرواية ،أننا كثيرا ما ننشغل بالرثاء لحالنا،بعد أن نقع بمشكل...more
Stephen Hawks
This novel is unique in any language, It Powerfully expresses the detrimental effect that adult preoccupations have on children.
The first words that come to my mind about this book are: amazingly sad and a life lessons.
I really tried to like this book but it was so painfully boring to read. Just massively painful.
Jeremy Kelley
This is the third major novel by Hermann Hesse and continues in his examination of human psychology and the phases of transition that occur through life. It bare the beautiful and ornate language that constant readers of the authors work come to adore. In Rosshalde, Hesse confronts the psychology of a family, the father and main character being an artist estranged from his wife and living in his studio on their estate. The novel is at it's best when taking on the perspective of a child growing i...more
Chris Hearn
I paint because I have no tail to wag...
Patrick Gibson
This is probably my least favorite of the early novels. It is still best for development sake if you are going to progress to the later brilliant writings. It is about life unfulfilled,finding redemption and reaching a personal epiphany :

“Within him two powers carried on in a hard struggle, but hope was the stronger. Over and over again he had to repeat his conversations; with every increasing warmth the repressed desires and needs of his vigorous nature rose up from the depths where they had so...more
I read this book as part of a challenge to read all 1001 books on the 1001 Books To Read Before You Die list. I'd never heard of the book before accepting the challenge to read it, nor had I read anything else by Hesse prior to picking up this book.

From reading other reviews it seems that there are some who feel this particular translation (1970 - Ralph Manheim - Farrar, Straus & Giroux Inc) is lacking somewhat and does not convey into English how Hesse comes across in his native language....more
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Maybe, and I think this was a big part of it, it was because the translation was abysmal, but maybe even a master throws bricks a shot every once in a career. Rosshalde was my least favorite Herrmann Hesse novel or short story. For being so familiar with his works, this one just seemed hollow and medoiocre compared to his other works. He plays with some of the same themes that he usually does, such as childhood innocence and the perilous cross into adulthood, the expressive outlets of creative...more
Ioannis Savvas
Ο μεγάλος Γερμανός συγγραφέας Έρμαν Έσσε σε αυτό το μυθιστόρημα αποτυπώνει με εξαιρετική τεχνική την ψυχική πάλη ενός αναγνωρισμένου ζωγράφου, του Γιόχαν Φέραγκουθ, ανάμεσα στην τέχνη του και τη μεγάλη αγάπη της ζωής του, το μικρό γιο του Πιέρ. Ο γάμος του είναι αποτυχημένος, αλλά ζει χωρίς διαζύγιο στο αγρόκτημά του, τη Ροσάλντε, με τη γυναίκα του Αδέλα, συναισθηματικά αποξενωμένοι. Ο μεγάλος γιος του Άλμπερτ και αυτός απομακρυσμένος, τους επισκέπτεται αραιά. Η κατεστραμμένη οικογενειακή ζωή το...more
Atul Sabnis
Jan 07, 2008 Atul Sabnis rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anyone, really
Recommended to Atul by: My Father
Shelves: all-i-own, classics
[This is not a review, just a few thoughts that crossed my mind after I read this book]

Compulsions guide us, a few of them. A few emotional and a few that are physical. We then live with them, prosper there, realize the addiction, and yet continue to live the frustration of mere existence. Or we make a break. No break is really easy – what do we look for when making a break from something? Does something called a ‘clean break’ exist in this world?

What is that one thing closest to your heart that...more
Johann is an artist trapped in a lifeless, loveless marriage. He sublimates his life into his intellectualism and his art. He has a failed relationship with his wife and with his older son but not (yet) with his younger son, to whom he diverts his love. His good friend wants him to go to India to experience the "East" and to break out of his feelingless shell. Johann will get his chance but only after a family tragedy. But we suspect it will take more than a trip to India for Johann to break out...more
When I was studying for my quals I had the good fortune of having a tutor who had lived next to Hesse on Lake Lucerne. She brought Hesse alive - at that time I had only read Siddhartha - and eventually she coaxed me into reading all of his novels. Taken together it is a wonderful body of stories.
Cooper Renner
Not a masterpiece to be sure, but a strong, solid, emotionally taut realistic novel. The family relations depicted, the friendship between Veraguth and Burckhardt, the longing for a life more fully lived--all beautifully done. This is the second or third time I've read this novel. It holds up very well.
Matt Kelland
Beautifully written, but ultimately unsatisfying. The story ends just at the part I was most interested in - we follow Veraguth through the breakup of his family, but never find out how that resolves itself, and whether any of the characters find happiness in their new lives. It felt like a Russian nihilist novel, more Turgenev than Hesse.

As always, Hesse's depiction of a child's world view is masterful. Rosshalde is a good book from a literary point of view, and superb at depicting how people...more
Blah. Though a very short novel (just over 150 pages), it seemed to take forever. The characters are not compelling and the plot is uninspired: After a sullen and listless life, having spent far too many years in a loveless marriage, the arrival of a friend from the East spurs Veraguth to consider if he could leave his home and live again. Most of the rest of the novel is spent on him considering the question, with a personal tragedy at the end thrown in for good measure. There's nothing particu...more
أبدع في التامل الداخلي وفي تحويل ألفاظه إلى لوحه مشبعة بالألوان وواضحه كأهداب الشمس
وافقته في قراراته وتقبلت النهاية التي اختارها
هيرمان هسه فنان في رسم الألفاظ
Revealing perhaps the inner-child and childish whims of the narrator, embodied by Pierre, this semi-confessional novel questions the contradictions of the path to self-discovery and the avoidance of change.
Jayne Stacconi
I LOVED this book. Written in antiquated literary style, the story itself is inherently nostalgic and lovely. A must read!
I love Hermann Hesse. Or, atleast, l think l do. l read 'Siddhartha' & 'Narcissus & Goldmund' many years ago while l was in high school and was completely blown away. l have read neither since and this was just a disappointment. l mean, it is considered a 'minor work' of Hesse's, but l'd call it just plain boring. This story of a rich family that completely disintegrates isn't true to life, it's self-indulgent and dull. ls the ending sad? Well, l'm sure it's suppose to be, but l just did...more
Još jedna u nizu priča o umetniku, bez jasne i konkretne ideje, sa jedva primetnim tonom poznijih Heseovih romana, ispisana veštom rukom neiskusnog i još uvek nedovoljno oštroumnog Hesea, Roshalde, nije ostavila na mene maltene nikakav utisak.
Budući da je Heseov savremenik, Tomas Man, još pre Hesea pisao o umetniku kao o introvertnoj i usamljenoj osobi, i ovo delo bismo, kao i "Knulp", mogli predstaviti kao razblaženu verziju Manove ideje, ispisanu na karakterističan i širokoj publici svarljiv n...more
Perihan K
Hayatımda okuduğum en acı hikayesi olan bir kitap:( aynı zamanda muhteşem mekan ve doğa tasvirleri, muhteşem karakter ve ruh analizleri var! Mutlaka okunmalı
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Hermann Hesse was a German-Swiss poet, novelist, and painter. In 1946, he received the Nobel Prize in Literature. His best known works include Steppenwolf, Siddhartha, and The Glass Bead Game (also known as Magister Ludi) which explore an individual's search for spirituality outside society.

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