Pictor's Metamorphoses Author:Hermann Hesse, Rita Lesser (Translator), Theodore Ziolkowski (Editor) World-renown as a writer and fantasist, Hermann Hesse was never satisfied with so-called 'reality'. More than anything else, perhaps, it was the dissatisfaction which made him the guru of a new generation. — Spanning more than sixty years, this wonderful collection reveals just how longstanding was his obsession with fantasy of all kinds. Being a... more » connoisseur of fairy tales and folk tales, Hesse experimented fruitfully in this field throughout his long life.
The title story is a haunting and beautiful fable set in paradise - the allegorical account of a love affair - and the volume Pictor's Metamorphoses gathers together eighteen more fantasies from the secret dreams and obsessions of Hermann Hesse.« less