Poems Author:Hermann Hesse Selected and translated by the Pulitzer Prize winning poet James Wright. — "Often in full flight of longing my soul storms upward, — To gaze on the future of Blessed men, — Love, overcoming the law, love from people to people." — If the author of Steppenwolf and Demian had never written a single novel, his poems alone would have proclaimed him as a ... more »distinctly eloquent voice. This volume is one to be treasured, the first collection in English of Hesse's poetry.
The Hesse Phenomenon
Why has one European writer, Hermann Hesse, captured the imagination and loyalty of a whole generation of Americans? Because he is a vital, spiritual force, the Western man most profoundly in touch with the East - its mysticism, its culture, its sacred visions. For this generation, Hesse represents a belief in the individual life that must be defended against the hordes and ways of the modern world.
This book includes a translator's note by James Wright as well as the original German poem along with the English translation.« less