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Die drei Geschichten aus dem Leben des Landstreichers Knulp, einem Nachfahren von Eichendorffs Taugenichts, zählen zu den reizvollsten Stücken der frühen Prosa Hermann Hesses. In der Folge seiner Werke gehören sie zum großen Zyklus seiner Gerbersau-Erzählungen, der uns das Leben in einer schwäbischen Kleinstadt um die Jahrhundertwende am Beispiel zahlreicher charakteristis ...more
Published 1977 by Bantam (first published 1915)
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Ben Winch
I hesitate to recommend this so highly, yet I must have read it five times by now and every time it inspires me, moves me, makes me cry. It’s so simple, so understated, could so easily be sentimental, but it’s heartfelt. Hesse is the author I feel I should grow out of but never do - I’ve loved him ever since I read Journey to the East as a teenager. At his best he’s untouchable, perhaps precisely because he eschews all the flashy pyrotechnics and trappings of the modern that make his competitors ...more
Apr 07, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: you know me, don't you?
Recommended to Mariel by: Ben Winch
On the way home she wondered why he hadn't kissed her again, now with a sense of regret, now with the feeling that in not kissing her again he had been really sweet and considerate. And this was the feeling she ended up with.

I felt the homesick servant girl lucky to wake up on this side of the daydreaming bed. I think that's what tugged at my wistful side the most about Knulp. How the people Knulp meets in his new leaves catch themselves in the misgivings and the envy and looking at yourself out
Ahmad Sharabiani
Knulp, Hermann Hesse
Published in Germany in 1915, Knulp is a novel written by Hermann Hesse. It was Hesse's most popular book in the years before he published Demian. The novel is split up into three separate tales which are centered on the life of the main character: Knulp. Knulp, who was once a gifted and promising youth, is depicted as an amiable vagabond perpetually wandering from town to town, staying with friends. He is liked by almost everyone he encounters in the novel for his manners a
Dhanaraj Rajan

It is deceptively a simple book containing a simple story - even one can call it a dull story. But allow it to simmer down and take possession of your thought and being, you will be in for a surprise. One of my GR friends said that Hesse's books have 'contemplative quality.' I find myself agreeing to it hundred percent having read just this short book alone by Hesse.

Such books also offer challenge to the reviewer. Anyway, I take the help of Hesse himself and try to present my impression
Apr 23, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction
คนุลป Knulp ของ เฮอรมานน เฮสเส ตีพิมพในชือไทยวา 'ทางเลือก' แปลโดย น. ชญานุตม พิมพครังที 2 พ.ศ. 2535

คนุลปเปนเรืองสันของเฮสเสทีเราไมคิดวาตัวเองจะมีโอกาสไดอานเลยคะ ยิงเปนเลมแปลไทยดวยอีก ...หายากและไมถูกพิมพใหมเหมือนเลมอืนๆ นะคะ เลมนีไดมาจากบูทหนังสือเกาในงานสัปดาหหนังสือรอบทีผานมา ตอนเหนนีตาโตเปนอยางยิง ตกใจ ไมคิดวาวันนึงจะมีโอกาสไดอานเรืองนีจริงๆ

คนุลป เปนงานเขียนทีเปนรอยตอของเฮสเส คือมีความฟุงฝันชนบทสวยงาม เออระเหยลอยชาย พูดงายๆ วา 'โลกสวย' แตมันเริมเหนความเดเมียน ความสเตปเปนวูลฟ ความสิทธารถะกรุนๆ
May 08, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 1900s, german, male-author
In the second tale from the life of Knulp the narrator says "[Knulp] sang beautifully, and even if the words didn't always make sense, the tune was lovely and that was enough."

Knulp's songs are a metaphor for the character himself. Sweet, simple, ephemeral, melancholy. Like the character, his words are picked up on the breeze and disappear into the forests and fields and hamlets of pre-war Germany.

I love this pretty novella; I've read it a number of times now. It addresses the big questions: wha
Mar 06, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
"Doğru olanı ve yaşamın nasıl
bir düzeni olduğunu herkesin kendisinin düşünmesi gerek; çünkü bu hiçbir kitaptan
öğrenilmez." (Knulp)

Hesse , tıpkı bir Aylak Adam gibi gezdirmiş Knulp'u oradan oraya...

Knulp bakıyorsun kitapta durup dururken felsefe yapmaya başlıyor, ortaya bir takım kurallar koyuyor, bunların lehinde ve aleyhinde konuşuyor, sonra bakıyorsun ansızın yine susuyordu.
Çünkü Knulp bilirdi ki,
birisi mutluluğu ya da erdemiyle övünüyor, böbürleniyorsa, onda bunun ikisi de yok demekti.

Aug 09, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Özgürlüğe, göçebeliğe, rutin dışına, basmakalıp hayatların dışına hep bir özlem var Hesse'de. Bu romanında da, diğerlerinde de. Adı ister Bozkırkurdu, ister Goldmund, ister Knulp olsun.
Mohammad Hanifeh
Jan 19, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: owned, سربازی
بارِ اندوه و نگرانی بدجور روی دوشم سنگینی میکرد و دربهدر دنبال راه و نشونهای بودم که بتونم از این حال خلاص بشم.
همون اوایل صبح بود که کتاب رو شروع کردم و چند جمله از مقدمهٔ کتاب، انگار تمام اونچیزی بود که من لازم داشتم:

در انتهای کتاب، وقتی کنولپ -قهرمان داستان- در پایان راهِ دشوار زندگی در بوران شدید خود را آماده میکند که در دامان مادر خود، که طبیعت است، جان بسپارد، خدا را در پیشِ چشم مجسم میبیند و چون کودکی دُردانه از او گلایه میکند که چرا زندگیاش چنین و نه چنان طی شد و به حرارتِ پیروزی گرم نگرد
Filipe Miguel
Sep 28, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance, drama
Hesse being Hesse

Obra dividida em três distintas partes: uma jovial, outra mais reflexiva e um encerramento a rigor, Knulp agarrou-me no seu início e fim, não tanto a meio caminho.

Hermann Hesse tende a exacerbar o peso do pensamento na sua escrita e dedicou-lhe um capítulo inteiro. Não é defeito, é uma das suas imagens de marca, contudo, num livro relativamente curto, o peso desta característica tende a duplicar.

Knulp é uma personagem fascinante, mundana e terrivelmente consciente. Sabe o que va
Jun 05, 2009 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
sometimes i say to myself that the most beautiful thing in the world is a slender young girl with blond hair. but that's nonsense, because often enough we see a brunette who seems to be almost more beautiful. and besides, there are other times when i think the most beautiful thing of all is a bird soaring free in the sky. and another time nothing seems so marvelous as a butterfly, a white one for instance with red dots on its wings, or the sun shining in the clouds at evening, when the whole wor ...more
Katarina Nabokova
Oct 16, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ce roman est une apologie de la liberté et la désinvolture contre les chemins approuvés par la société, Knulp est un personnage complexe mais fascinant pour ces amis qui sont partagés entre le sentiment de l'envie ou de la pitié envers sa vie. Les dernières pages du roman et la discussion entre Dieu et Knulp sur la vie étaient très puissantes, et comme toujours Hermann Hesse ne cessera jamais de m'enchanter avec sa magnifique plume!
Jul 05, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
"Bir babadan çocuğuna burnu, gözleri, hatta zekâsı kalıtım yoluyla geçebilir, ama ruhu asla.Her insan yeni bir ruh taşır kendisinde."
Quentin Crisp
Mar 11, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It is only a certain caution that leads me to give this book four stars rather than five. It is an understated book, and I am wary of hyperbole concerning it. There's also the fact that the third part (the book is divided into three sections), should be the peak of the entire work, but for me, both times I have read it, it hasn't quite stood above the rest of the work as it should. Nonetheless, I am not sure I can think of a better ending than the one it has.

I am also wary of writing a review at
Mar 26, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
کتابک دلچسبی بود هرچند شخصیت کنولپ شدیدا گلدموند را به خاطرم میآورد و چیز جدید و تازهای نبود . دو نکته خوب هم داشت: یکی توصیف بسیار واقعیای که از به هم پیوستگی خاطرات کودکی با محل بزرگ شدن کنولپ میکرد که مرا هم در این سفر تهران کاملا مسخر کرد و در چنگ گرفت. توصیف پلهها و درختها و حیوانات و میوهها. ساختن بادبادک و نهرکشی با ساقههای توخالی یاس بنفش. گربهها و هر بار باران و برف.
و دیگری رضایت عمیق پایان داستان
Billy O'Callaghan
I've enjoyed a great run of books recently, and Hesse, who can lay a serious claim to being one of my favourite writers, has produced a small, gentle and deeply affecting novella, a book of real soulful beauty.
The story (or stories, since it's told in three parts) is a simple one, presenting the life of Knulp, a happy wanderer possessed of the kind of nature and personality that makes people want to embrace him. Men dig in their pockets for coins that might be spared and offer willing accommodat
Apr 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ruhuma kendi diliyle hitap eden, sırtını sıvazlayıp yanağını okşayan Bozkırkurdu'ndan sonra Hesse'nin de allstar lar arasında yerini alacağına adım gibi emindim. Alışılmışın dışında bir rotayla, meşhur Siddhartha yerine önce Knulp'a yönelmem kitabın arka yazısıyla beni kendi Knulp yanımın yakasından yakalamasıyla oldu.
Yanılmamışım, henüz katılmıştım yolculuğuna ama Knulp daha 13.sayfadan girmişti kanıma:
"Knulp, uzun vadeli planlar yapmaktan, hayli ileriye yönelik sözler vermekten hoşlanmıyor, b
Tempo de Ler
Nov 07, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
«Vivi a minha vida como me apeteceu e nunca me faltou liberdade e coisas belas, mas fiquei para sempre só.» (pág. 112); esta parece-me ser a frase que melhor resume este livro. Karl Knulp viveu a vida como bem lhe apeteceu, «falando a todos e conquistando-lhes os corações como se uma criança fosse, tendo sempre algo galante para dizer às raparigas e às mulheres e encarando cada dia como se fosse um domingo» (pág. 33). No entanto, embora estimado na juventude, por se manter um mero espectador da ...more
Mohit Parikh
Back Cover:
First published in 1915, Knulp was Hesse's most popular
book in the years before Demian. This is the first edition in
Knulp is an amiable vagabond who wanders from town to
town, staying with friends who feed and shelter him. Consistently
refusing to tie himself down to any trade, place, or person, he
even deserts the companion who might be considered Hermann
Hesse himself the summer they go tramping together.
Knulp's exile is blissful, gentle, self-absorbed. But hidden
beneath the lig
Mohammad Ali
تم صحراگردی و ولگردی در هر حال با من سازگار است. اما هسه نتوانسته است بعضی رفتارهای کنولپ را توجیه کند - برخی جاها چرایی رویکردها و عملکردهایش برای من گنگ است و از خودم می پرسم چرا مثلا از فلان چیز بدش آمد یا چرا فلان چیز را پسندید.
Chista Rasouli
با همگان ولی تنها.
مسعود حسینی
Jun 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: رمان
قوت داستانی این اثر علی رغم کوتاه بودنش خیره کننده است
شخصیت پردازی عالی است، البته گاه انتظاری که در خواننده ایجاد میشه برآورده نمیشه.
Yasemin Ugur
Hoşlandığı bir kız arkadaşının sözleri üzerine okuldan soğuduktan sonra hayatı deli dolu ve standart rutinler(evlenme, aile kurma, çalışma) dışında yaşamaya başlayan Knulp’ın başına gelenler anlatılıyor. Tüm ömrünü gezerek ve farklı dostlar edinerek geçiren Knulp sonunda memleketine geri dönmeye karar veriyor. Özellikle “Knulp’a ilişkin anılarım” bölümü çok derin anlamlar içeriyor. Kopuk anlatım tarzı akıcılık açıcısından problem yaratsa da okunabilir.
“Güzel bir şey güzelliğini hiç yitirmese,
Jan 17, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Kitap arkasında Knulp karakteri içi yazılan şu cümle kitabı da çok iyi anlatan bir özet olmuş;
"kimseye yararı dokunmasa da, yararı dokunan kimilerine oranla daha az zararı dokunur."
Hesse yine içinizdeki aydınlığı elinizden alıyor. Özgürlüğü yaşamının temeline koymuş Knulp için içinizde bir yara açılıyor. Bir basit hikaye, başlıyor ve bitiyor ama bu kısa kitapta Hesse'nin detaycı anlatımı gerçekten beni yine çok etkiledi...
Soroosh Soltani
هرمان هسه و ارمانگرایی هاش.جالب بود واسم یاد نویسنده های قرن 7و8ایران انداخت منو.کنولپه پیر
Apr 23, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Bir ara elә bildim, Knulp mәnәm.
Bogdan Raț
The first time I tried to read this was just after Demian, last year in April, and I couldn't...after three or four pages I felt that I don't like it and it was going to be boring. I only wanted to read it because back then I was very excited about Hesse's works and wanted to read more and more from him.

Now I started again and managed to finish it.
While reading it, I had the feeling that this is only a 2 out of 5 stars kind of book, because let's face it: there's nothing special about it, atleas
Vane J.
”The most beautiful things, I think, give us something else beside pleasure; they also leave us with a feeling of sadness or fear. ”

Does it happen to you that when you're reading a book you really like you don't want it to end. That is exactly how Knulp explains his phrase: When you see something beautiful, you don't want it to end, but its death it's what really gives it its beauty...or would you still love that book if it was eternal? In my case, I think I'd not.

If there was doubt that Herma
Alp Turgut
Tanıştığı herkese kendini sevdirmesini bilen bir göçebe olan Knulp'un üç önemli hikayesini yalın bir dille okuyucuya sunan "Knulp", Hermann Hesse'nin yıllar sonra (1922'de) kaleme aldığı muhteşem eseri "Siddhartha"ya hazırlık niteliğinde bir roman. Aynı Siddharta karakteri gibi hayatın anlamını arayan bir karakter üzerine yoğunlaşan kitapta Knulp'un tek farkı muhtemelen Avrupa'lı olması. Acısıyla tatlısıyla insan yaşamının ne kadar kıymetli olduğunu ve güzel anılarımız olduğu sürece aslında muts ...more
Jun 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Kısacık bir hikaye/roman Knulp. Yalnızlık ve özgürlük duygusu ancak bu kadar güzel anlatılabilir.
"Her insanın kendine özgü bir ruhu var, onu başka bir ruhla karıştıramaz. İki insan birbirine yaklaşabilir, birbiriyle konuşabilir, birbirinin hemen burnunun ucunda olabilir, ama ruhları bulunduğu yere kök salmış çiçeklere benzer; hiçbiri kalkıp ötekisinin yanına gelemez, bunun için kökünü terk etmesi gerekir, böyle bir şeyi de başaramaz. Çiçekler kokularını ve tohumlarını yollar birbirine, çünkü bi
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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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“If a beautiful thing were to remain beautiful for all eternity, I'd be glad, but all the same Id look at it with a colder eye. I'd say to myself: You can look at it any time, it doesn't have to be today.” 14 likes
“A father can pass on his nose and eyes and even his intelligence to his child, but not his soul. In every human being the soul is new” 11 likes
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