Hesse's ability to character-develop really soars with this work. Wasn't sure I could like anything better than his famous "Siddartha" but this equals it at least. A darker and more edgy read, it really takes you into the mind of the characters. Very remeniscent of Dostoyevsky. Couldn't put it down!
a thoughtful philosophical novel that explores lonliness and one's place in society
really, really great book once you get into it!
Good, thought-provoking book. A quick read.
Steppenwolf is a slightly disturbing story of a killer obsessed by olfactory sensations, particularly scents of women. The main character can be hard to identify with but is pitiful in many regards. I definitely recommend it to mature readers.
Text: English (translation)
Original Language: German--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
With its blend of Eastern mysticism and Western culture, Hesses best-known and most autobiographical work is one of literatures most poetic evocations of the souls journey to liberation
Harry Haller is a sad and lonely figure, a reclusive intellectual for whom life holds no joy. He struggles to reconcile the wild primeval wolf and the rational man within himself without surrendering to the bourgeois values he despises. His life changes dramatically when he meets a woman who is his opposite, the carefree and elusive Hermine. The tale of the Steppenwolf culminates in the surreal Magic TheaterFor Madmen Only!
Originally published in English in 1929, Steppenwolf s wisdom continues to speak to our souls and marks it as a classic of modern literature.