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Stories of Five Decades

by Hermann Hesse

This selection of twenty-three stories (twenty available in English for the first time) offers a spectrum of Hesse's writing from 1899 to 1948 that could be matched only by an edition of his poetry, since in...


Siddhartha: An Indian Tale

by Hermann Hesse

Hesse's famous and influential novel, Siddartha, is perhaps the most important and compelling moral allegory our troubled century has produced. Integrating Eastern and Western spiritual traditions with psychoanalysis...


Strange News from Another Star

by Hermann Hesse

In 1919, the same year Demian was published, seven of these stories appeared as a book entitled Märchen--literally, Fairy Tales. For this first edition in English, we have followed the arrangement Hesse made...


Siddhartha

by Hermann Hesse

Herman Hesse, the German-Swiss poet, novelist and painter, was born in 1877 in Calw, Germany. His parents were Christian missionaries, with interests in book publishing, and young Herman grew up in a world of...


Demian

by Hermann Hesse

Hermann Hesse is best-known for Steppenwolf and Siddhartha, but his novella DEMIAN has been re-discovered and become very popular in its own right, exploring an individual's search for authenticity, self-knowledge...


Hymn to Old Age

by Hermann Hesse & David Henry Wilson

A single volume of the most beautiful texts by Herman Hesse including intimate memories of his final years. Hesse collected life sketches, poems, aphorisms and short essays dedicated to the ultimate challenge...


Siddhartha: An Indian Tale

by Hermann Hesse

Hermann Hesse wrote Siddhartha after he traveled to India in the 1910s. It tells the story of a young boy who travels the country in a quest for spiritual enlightenment in the time of Guatama Buddha. It is a...


Siddhartha

by Hermann Hesse

Set in ancient India, Hermann Hesse's Siddhartha follows the spiritual journey of a young man who leaves his family home and meets the Buddha. An exploration of both Buddhist philosophy and individual morality,...


Siddhartha

by Hermann Hesse

Originally published in 1922, Hermann Hesse’s Siddhartha tells the story of a young Indian man’s spiritual journey. After meeting the Buddha, young Siddhartha searches for the ultimate reality and meaning...


Demian: The Story of Emil Sinclair's Youth

by Hermann Hesse, Damion Searls & James Franco

A powerful new translation of Nobel Prize winner Hermann Hesse's masterpiece of youthful rebellion-with a foreword and cover art by James Franco

A young man awakens to selfhood and to a world of possibilities...


Poems

by Hermann Hesse

Few American readers seem to be aware that Hermann Hesse, author of the epic novels Steppenwolf and Siddhartha, among many others, also wrote poetry, the best of which the poet James Wright has translated and...


The Fairy Tales of Hermann Hesse

by Hermann Hesse

A collection of twenty-two fairy tales by the Nobel Prize-winning novelist, most translated into English for the first time, show the influence of German Romanticism, psychoanalysis, and Eastern religion on...


Crisis

by Hermann Hesse

This collection of poems, written during the same period as Steppenwolf, was first published in 1928 in a limited edition of 1,000 copies.  Hesse's uneasiness about the degree of self-exposure in these quite...


Siddhartha

by Hermann Hesse

Originally published in 1922, Hermann Hesse’s Siddhartha tells the story of a young Indian man’s spiritual journey. After meeting the Buddha, young Siddhartha searches for the ultimate reality and meaning...


If the War Goes On . . .

by Hermann Hesse

One of the most astonishing aspects of Hesse's career is the clear-sightedness and consistency of his political views, his passionate espousal of pacifism and internationalism from the start of World War I to...


Soul of the Age

by Hermann Hesse, Mark Marman & Therodore J. Ziolkowski

Throughout his life, Herman Hesse was a devoted letter writer. He corresponded, not just with friends and family, but also with his readers. From his letters home from the seminary at age fourteen, to his last...


Rosshalde

by Hermann Hesse

Rosshalde is the classic story of a man torn between obligations to his family and his longing for a spiritual fulfillment that can only be found outside the confines of conventional society.

Johann Veraguth,...


Pictor's Metamorphoses

by Hermann Hesse

In the spring of 1922, several months after completing Siddhartha, Hermann Hesse wrote a fairy tale that was also a love story, inspired by the woman who was to become his second wife. That story, Pictor’s...


Peter Camenzind

by Hermann Hesse

Peter Camenzind, a young man from a Swiss mountain village, leaves his home and eagerly takes to the road in search of new experience. Traveling through Italy and France, Camenzind is increasingly disillusioned...


Knulp

by Hermann Hesse

First published in 1915, Knulp was Hesse's most popular book in the years before Demian. This is the first edition in English. Knulp is an amiable vagabond who wanders from town to town, staying with friends...