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Peter Camenzind

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„Iubesc această poveste, emoționantă și alcătuită cu meșteșug, pentru omenescul ce răzbate din fiecare pagină a ei. Găsesc în ea simțăminte pe care le-am trăit eu însumi în vremea copilăriei și pe care le-am pierdut... Și apoi mai sînt cele două scene de dragoste: ele au devenit de-acum întîmplări din propria mea viață.” Stefan Zweig
Paperback, 144 pages
Published 1974 by Penguin Books Ltd (first published 1904)
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W.M. Driscoll
Jul 30, 2015 W.M. Driscoll rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Though one could start exploring the masterful works of the German-Swiss poet, novelist, and painter Hermann Hesse with his later more mature novels, from the spiritual crisis and discovery of Der Steppenwolf (Steppenwolf), to the simple lyrical mysticism of Siddhartha or even (my personal favorite) the odd, futuristic and intellectual Das Glasperlenspiel (which I read under the title Magister Ludi *and* The Glass Bead Game but is often called just one or the other), I would point a reader inter ...more
أحمد أبازيد Ahmad Abazed
هواجس الطفولة الأعمق و الأنقى , قلق الأنثى , سحر الطبيعة التي تتكلّم بلغة الله و تصبغ بنشيدها الإنسان , الخير الكامن في ثنايا العالم , و الإنسان القادر على التغيّر و التجاوز , و أفكار أخرى هي محاور هذا الكتاب الذي يعتبر أوّل رواية لهيرمان هيسه , هذه العناصر و غيرها بقيت مكرّسة في كثير من روايات هيرمان هيسه اللاحقة التي تعدّ أكثر اكتمالا أدبيّا و أشهر عند النقّاد .
لطيفة و ممتعة و تحكي بعفويّة طريقة تفكير كامنيستند الطيّب و لحظاته الوجدانيّة العالية .
ربما ظهرت المباشرة في بعض الأحيان , وربما كان
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Kevin
May 12, 2015 Kevin rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own-books
"You are a poet, not because you write stories, but because you understand and love nature. It doesn't matter to most people that the wind sings in the trees or a mountain shimmers in the sunlight. But you find life in all this, a life you can partake of."

- A wonderful book.
James
Apr 16, 2015 James rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mitteleuropa
Peter Camenzind is usually classified as a novel of education or bildungsroman. However I see two different fictional strands woven into this narrative: the story of a spiritual journey and a picaresque nature. Thus a simple and even mythic poetical story is filled with complexity that welcomes the reader willing and interested in exploring the meaning of Camenzind's education. Beginning with the myths of his childhood and continuing for about two hundred pages over eight chapters Peter narrates ...more
Moses
Nov 11, 2007 Moses rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Holy smokes! Peter Camenzind is both you and I, my friend(s).

The country boy moves to the city for school (knowledge), and it disgusts him. He does not fit, nor does he want to. He does not want anything, except to not be where he was born.

All that matters to this man is poetry, and climbing.

To you it could be good weather, and a nice yard.
To me it is drinking nice coffee, and walking (anywhere).

So...he leaves home (family and all), joins college, makes money by accident (his room mate steals h
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Sarah
May 04, 2011 Sarah rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Sarah by: Mahmoud
ربما أعجبتني لأنها كما قالت سلمى كأنها تتحدث عني..أو أنها أنارت لي جوانب غامضةً، وجلتها بيسر.
لكنني أحببتها أكثر، لأن هسه يكتب بطريقة لا تفسدها المباشرة، ويتأمل بحس شاعر أصيل النفس، يستكشف معنى الحب والحياة في نفسه عن طريق بطله.

جعلني أستشعر الرواية ثانية، لا بحس الصراع الداخلي أو دوامات التفكير التي تتركك لتصل أنت لنتيجة.
بل بطريقة أخرى متأملة هادئة، قد تتصاعد معها ثم تصل لسكينة ما، أو نقطة رضا عن المعاني الجيدة في الحياة.
Salma
Dec 30, 2009 Salma rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
كم عشقت ذاك البيتر حين قرأتها
ربما لأني رأيت فيه نفسي
Esraa Hamdi
Apr 06, 2016 Esraa Hamdi rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
أشد ما أعجبني هو وصفُ الطبيعة وجمالها، التي أحياناً تكون صامتة هادئة، وأحياناً أخري في حركتها يكمن صخب الحياة !
الصديق العزيز بيتر، دائماً ما كنت أؤنب ضميري لأنني لا أستطيع القراءة أثناء المواصلات بسبب اجتذاب مظاهر الطبيعة والحياة لي ولكن منذ أن بدأت قراءة الرواية أرحت ضميري وأصبحت أقسّم الوقت، عندما يمر السائق بالبيوت فهذا وقت القراءة، وعندما يمر بين المروج الخضراء فذاك وقت التأمل :)
ويا لحظك من الصداقة يا بيتر، رُزقت حب وخوف الصديقين ريشارد وبوبي، ليت لنا في حياتنا ما نلته، فكرة استهلاك اللحظا
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Jerome Peterson
Nov 15, 2013 Jerome Peterson rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Peter Camenzind
By Hermann Hesse
October 24, 2013

“In the beginning was the myth” is the opening sentence of Peter Camenzind, Hesse’s first novel, originally published with great success in 1904.

It tells the story of the adolescence and early manhood of a writer who leaves the Swiss mountain village where he was born and takes to the road in encounter the great world. In Italy, the country of his idol, St. Francis of Assisi, Camenzind feels at home for the first time. He makes one great friend, who
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محمود حسني


تتأرجح هذه الرواية بالنسبة لي بين درجتان وثلاث درجات .. حتى نصفها تقريبا كنت قد قررت أن أعطيها 4 درجات ولكن وجدت أنها بدأ من المنتصف حتى النهاية تتدهور ويزداد بها الملل تدريجيا بشكل غريب !

شعرت بأن هناك شئ ما غير منضبط في الترجمة .. لا أعلم! ولكن تملكني شعور ان الروح التي كتبت هذا العمل غير محتمل أن تكتب بأسلوب مباشر ومتكرر بهذا الشكل ! ..


أول قراءاتي لهرمان هسه .. وربما أقرأ له لعبة الكريات الزجاجية .. والتي يراها النقاد العمل الأكثر اكتمالا له ..
Mohamed Al-Moslemany
أقول على لسان بيتر العذب
آمل أن أقرب للناس في هذه الأيام حياة الطبيعة الصامتة وأحببهم فيها. كنت أريد أن أعلمهم أن ينصتوا إلى خفقة قلب الأرض, وأن يشتركوا في حياة الكل المتكامل وألا ينسوا في زحمة مصائرهم الخاصة الصغيرة, أننا لسنا آلهة, وأننا لم نخلق أنفسنا بأنفسنا, بل أننا أبناء وأجزاء الأرض والكل الكوني. كنت أريد أن أذكر الناس بأن الأنهار والبحار والسحب الزاحفة والعواصف مثلها مثل أغنيات الشعر وأحلام الليالي, رموز وحملة الحنين الذي يبسط جناحيه بين السماء والأرض يهدف إلى اليقين الذي لا يزعزع من حق ا
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Omar BaRass
Jun 04, 2014 Omar BaRass rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
ربما كان هنا شئ من الفساد… ربما، لذا وجب التنبيه لمن لم يقرأ الرواية.
أنا ومراجعاتي. التي لا تحتمل وتفسد فكرتها، ويفسد معها كل شئ، كل شئ!!


أكثر من الاحتمالات لأني أخشى أن أقع في التوكيد، لكن كل توكيد يبدو لي نهاية، وما أن تجد كهذا التوكيد فلن تكون الحياة أكثر متعة لي. إنني ببساطة أسلب من الحياة روحي
بهذا أعطي لنفسي، أبرر لها، تيهي الدائم. قد يعني الجمال عندي الاحتمالات وإثارة الشك دائمًا. أنا الكائن اللاقطعي، وأرضي مهزوزة تنتظر لزلزال.


كيف يمكن أن تشرح شعورًا باللكلمات؟ أنت لا تفعل الشرح، أنت تخل
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sologdin
Jun 06, 2012 sologdin rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: literary
Shares the self-obsession that characterizes Hesse's later books, but lacks some of the even worse characteristics of same.

Nutshell: bucolic twerp self-exiles from village, reads books, drinks heavily, becomes writer, obsesses over various persons, remains unsatisfied, &c.

Begins weirdly with prosopopeia involving the mountain scenes of the narrator's village, which matures into mythic-seeming oromachia (2). The ecophile ideology persists throughout, but the mythic mode doesn't last.

Narrator
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Jacob
Apr 14, 2011 Jacob rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I read several Hermann Hesse books when I was in high school and quite enjoyed them. Recently I found a little gem that I had neverheardanything aboutbefore. Peter Camenzind is a somewhat autobiographical novel of a young man from the Alps finding his way in the world. As with his other works, Hesse's gift is notproducing a unique story line, but rather presenting a common story line, uniquely. His prose is almost poetic in its descriptions of the young man's village on the shores of an alpine l ...more
Charlotte
Jun 23, 2016 Charlotte rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.75

“Mäed, järv, torm ja päike olid mu sõbrad, pajatasid mulle lugusid ja kasvatasid mind ning olid mulle pikka aega armsamad ja tuttavamad kui kes tahes inimesed ja nende saatused.”

Peter Camenzind räägib noormehest, kes sündis väikses Šveitsi külas ning unistab loodusest, pilvedest, armastusest ja sõprusest. Temas on alati olnud suur igatsus avastada maailma ja näha selle võlusid, mistõttu otsustab ta minna mööda ilma rändama. Maailm pole siiski selline, nagu Peter arvab - leidub pettumust, val
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Pedro Limeira
Mar 23, 2015 Pedro Limeira rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
After reading Siddartha, Demian, Steppenwolf, Narcissus and Goldmund and The Glass Bead Game, this book seemed like more of the same, at first.

The impression was that I couldn't relate myself anymore to everything that is clear on Hesse's writings: adoration for women, outsider's feelings and a kind of disgust of mankind. Those were the main points that I was really connected with, but that I've been deconstructing through the last years. Then Hesse surprised me again.

Camenzind's process of gett
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hany adieb
May 16, 2016 hany adieb rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

الكاتب الكبير و الرائع هرمان هسه
اروع ما في الامر هو ان تتعرف على كاتب لم ينصحك احد بقراءة اعماله ، و هرمان هسه كاتب عظيم تحمل كتاباته عمق انساني و وجداني ، يتيح لك رؤية اجزاء واسعة من حياتك في الصور الجميلة التي يتحدث عنها
و الكتاب بيتر كامينتسند .. كتاب رائع و يصف خلالها رحلة الالم و الفرح ، خبرات شاب خرج من موطنه للحياة المدنية المتكلفة و خبرته و اكتشافاته خلال علاقات مع المرأة و الاصدقاء و الاثرياء و الفقراء .. كيف عرف الحب ؟ و كيف اختبر الالم و الخيبة فيه ؟

يحكي هرمان هسه عن معاناة الانسان
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Hugh
There is something rather hypnotically repetitive about Hesse, which is more noticeable the more you read. Many of his books follow a similar pattern, following a hero through a search for some kind of spiritual fulfilment, often via picaresque episodic journeys. This is another of these, perhaps not as interesting as some of his later works (I read the Glass Bead Game first, and none of the others match that depth of vision), but it is still a pleasant read.
Lostaccount Darkpool
Bloke leaves his village, seeking transcendence, becomes a scholar, a writer (kind of), a drunk, experiences unrealistic love, unrequited love, "bromance" (twice, once with a hunchback!), death (someone else's, not his own haha), and generally wanders around looking for himself only to discover home is where the heart is - to put it crudely. Brilliantly and powerfully written in places. You can feel the stirrings of Steppenwolf in this, Hesse's first book.
Zari
غالبا می اندیشیدم که هر کار با ارزشی اگر نشانی از انسان در آن نباشد، بی معنا خواهد بود، ولی با این حال سال ها به این عقیده پای بند و تقریبا امیدوار بودم که شاید زمانی الهامی ژرف سبب شود تا آن چه ناممکن به نظر می رسد تحقق یابد، تا آن که پی بردم چشم اندازم را باید مملو از انسان سازم و تا آن جا که ممکن است آن ها را صادقانه و چنان که هستند نشان دهم. بنابراین، موارد متعددی وجود داشت که می بایست به آن ها بپردازم، این کار حتی امروز هم مرا به خود مشغول داشته است. سابقا آدمیان را فقط به صورت کلان مورد بر ...more
Hadrian
Jul 24, 2011 Hadrian rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: german, fiction
Hesse's first novel. A story about traveling and youth and romance and loss. Rather simple, but some budding fragments of what would make Hesse great can be seen here.
Bogdan Rat
Sep 21, 2015 Bogdan Rat rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: fans of Hermann Hesse
This is Hesse's first novel and even though many would recommend it as a starting point in discovering his wonderful work, personally I would say to read this after some of his famous works - and boy, he does have many masterpieces in his repertoire: Siddhartha, Steppenwolf, Narcissus and Goldmund, and ofcourse The Glass Bead Game.

It is his most autobiographical work, no doubt about it, and it's really great to experience his feelings, principles and beliefs so early on that can be found in his
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La fille qui rit
Rispetto ai primi due romanzi di Hesse che ho letto, questo è mancato un po' di coinvolgimento emotivo. Spesso ho avuto l'impressione che la storia faticasse a partire, a volte addirittura che non fosse ancora cominciata, ma non posso certamente negare che, come gli altri libri letti dello stesso autore, mi ha insegnato e dato tantissimo.
Il tema trattato mi era molto a cuore: perché siamo una famiglia animalista ed ecologica e, principalmente mia madre, abbiamo una particolare devozione per San
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مهرداد
Aug 06, 2014 مهرداد rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

هسه در پیتر کامنزیند زندگی جوانی را شرح می دهد که دهکده محدود و کوچک خود را ترک می کند تا سراسر جهان را زیر پا گذارد، اما او جویای هنر است و به زندگی از خلال زیبایی ها می نگرد و هسه به وسیله او می تواند نظرهای شخصی را درباره هنر و سرنوشت آن بیان کند و در جریان این جهانگردی برتری زندگی طبیعی را بر تمدن شهری نشان دهد و تمدن غرب را سخت به باد انتقاد گیرد. پیتر، قهرمان کتاب، پس از سرخوردگی از سیر و سیاحت به سرگردانی خویش پایان می دهد و به دهکده کوچک بازمی گردد و کمر اصلاح آن را برمی بندد. هسه در این
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Gertrude & Victoria
A timeless story of a young man in search for adventure and new experiences. When Peter leaves his mountain hamlet to travel Europe he is filled with fanciful expectations. This young idealist meets people along the way who become his trusted and beloved friends. Their bonds grow deeper and stronger until tragedy tears them apart. Here, again, fate has dealt a cruel and crushing blow, which is a recurring theme in Hesse's works.

Peter Camenzind is a remarkable story, similar to many world classi
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Adam
Jun 26, 2010 Adam rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
With every Hesse novel I read, my appreciation for him grows. I am constantly amazed by the way he is always describing a new feeling or experience that I've had in a way that I can empathize with on a level far deeper than any other author. I feel connected to Hesse when I'm reading him, which is something really no other books give me, even those I cherish and respect to the utmost.

Peter Camenzind had a lot of that, especially at the beginning, when Hesse describes Peter's love for two of my
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Liam
Dec 30, 2011 Liam rated it it was ok
An autobiographical novel about a provincial young intellectual from the Alps whose education takes him to cultured Zurich, where his eyes are opened to the pleasures of a modern, cultured life. There he meets with urbane, learned associates and eventually travels to Italy as a poet, before returning to his father's house in the Alpine forest, his heart broken twice over by unrequited love. Well written, but otherwise an unimaginative and dull tale of an artist coming of age. The sentimentality ...more
Brittany
I only gave this book three stars because I'm not sure how I feel about the protagonist, Peter Camenzind. Sometimes I liked him and sometimes I didn't. What I didn't like was Camenzind's air of superiority that I read in his tone of writing (Hesse wrote the book from Camenzind's point of view in the first person). Camenzind often came off that unless you appreciated or understood nature like he did/does then you didn't deserve to live amongst that nature. While I'm sure everyone appreciates natu ...more
Lorenzo Berardi
Appropriately enough I read this book during a short holiday in the mountains. In lack of the Swiss ones, I opted for the Italian Alps.
Without having anything else to read in my backpack, I've had the opportunity of dedicating a second read to the book. An extremely rare habit of me.

As a bad conoisseur of Herman Hesse literary production (no Siddharta, no Steppenwolf) my impression on Peter Camenzind has very much to do with pouring a half litre water in a one litre bottle: on the one hand, we
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Tom Reeves
May 13, 2016 Tom Reeves rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This came very close to getting 5 stars. Hesse poetic style makes me tingle as he describes the mountains and lakes of his youth. This is a near perfect novel about going out into the world and trying to decide what to do with your life. Hesse touches on so much in the course of the narrative that is still evident and important in the world today.

I have much feeling right now.
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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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