Stories of Five Decades Author:Hermann Hesse Twenty-three stories, dealing with secret dreams and private anguish, that enable the reader to trace Hesse's development from the aestheticism of his youth through the realism and surrealism of DEMIAN and STEPPENWOLF to the classicism of his final work, MAGISTER LUDI (THE GLASS BEAD GAME). Readers will be astonished to discover how faithful he ... more »remains to his essential self from first to last.
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 -- it's 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 the ways of the modern world.« less