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Book Title: Peter Camenzind|
The author of the book: Hermann Hesse
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Format files: PDF
The size of the: 38.53 MB
Edition: Biblioteca Universale Rizzoli
Date of issue: 1962
Read full description of the books: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 interested in this author to Hesse's first and greenest book, Peter Camenzind. In this wonderful bildungsroman or coming of age story, glimmers of the themes that would play out in Hesse's latter work are born: the searching for place, both physical and spiritual, the desire for authenticity and a natural way of living, the confrontation with the wider world in the throes of jarring social, economic and technological progress, even the tension between the individual and nature itself. For artists, poets, writers, anyone living their lives in the realm of ideas and heart, or even just a self-aware person who, in our day, might be staring down similar great world-changing technological and sociological upheaval and artificiality with an equally jaundiced eye, Hesse has much to say, and Peter Camenzind is the place to start listening.
Read information about the authorHermann 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.
In his time, Hesse was a popular and influential author in the German-speaking world; worldwide fame only came later. Hesse's first great novel, "Peter Camenzind", was received enthusiastically by young Germans desiring a different and more "natural" way of life at the time of great economic and technological progress in the country.
Throughout Germany, many schools are named after him. In 1964, the Calwer Hermann-Hesse-Preis was founded, which is awarded every two years, alternately to a German-language literary journal or to the translator of Hesse's work to a foreign language. There is also a Hermann Hesse prize associated with the city of Karlsruhe,Germany.
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