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Overall this is a very good book and I would reccomend it to all Hesse fans.
I like this better than all of Hesse's other books because it paints such a vivid picture of the downfalls of modern education.
It's a beautiful contrast of the real and the ideal; the simple life and the complexity of adolescence.
In my later teens I became familiar with Herman Hesse, he became very well known to the post World War 2 young intelectuals. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Manuel Carta
I love this book, and all older hardcover books. I love most of Hesse's works and this one was no exception! Read morePublished 3 months ago by Lemon
Herman Hesse is a great author and I'm excited to crack this book open.Published 8 months ago by Andrew
The book was intriguing although a simple story was being told. The reader is drawn into the young boy's situation and
his character is portrayed in a rather mysterious way. Read more
First heard about this book through online forums and it has become one of my favorites, great book that deals with existentialism through the eyes of a loner middle aged man in... Read morePublished 15 months ago by Atomic Falcon
To American readers, Nobel Prize winner Hermann Hesse is best known for the novels he published in the latter half of his career, avant garde works which dealt with Jungian... Read morePublished 17 months ago by Karl Janssen