A brilliant psychological portrait of a troubled young man2s quest for self-awareness, this coming-of-age novel achieved instant critical and popular acclaim upon its 1919 publication. A landmark in the history of 20th-century literature, it reflects the author's preoccupation with the duality of human nature and the pursuit of spiritual fulfillment. Excellent new English translation. Introduction.
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Though Hesse's 1919 novel is not out of print, this spiffy little take is a dual-language edition. The text appears in the original German on the left-hand page and in Appelbaum's English translation on the right. ... Read full review
I wish that I could give it four and a half stars, but alas, it is not possible. I truly enjoyed this book and it definitely struck a chord with me. It's an excellent coming of age story that could appeal to those seeking self-exploration. The only issue I had with the novel was that it was a bit discursive. It's the first of Hesse's work that I've read so perhaps that's part of his style, but it proved to be a little distracting for me.