With its blend of Eastern mysticism and Western culture, Hesse's best-known and most autobiographical work, originally published in English in 1929, Steppenwolf continues to speak to our souls and marks it as a classic of modern literature.
Presented unabridged on 6 CDs....Continua
La verdad es que algunas partes me han encantado y me han dado mucho que pensar. Además, siempre es agradable leer cuando la habilidad del escritor se percibe en cada línea, como es el caso de Hesse. Sin embargo he tardado siglos en terminarlo (seguramente sea la novela más densa que he leído nunca) y la parte surrealista del final, que parece ser una de las cosas más aclamadas de este libro, a mi me ha horrorizado. Quizá no estaba lo suficientemente receptiva, quizá tenga que volver a intentarlo en otra ocasión... Sintiéndolo mucho, lo devuelvo a la estantería indefinidamente....Continua
It's a very introspective and reflective book. It is based on the many reflections a person can have during his/her life; some of them are strongly universal, while some others are individual, personal and only the people with a certain mood can really feel it.
You must be suited for this book.
I really like the main characters, Harry and Hermine, but of course the development of the book is based on Harry, his experiences, both lived and skipped, and the discovery of a new side of life which is brought to him by Hermine.
I'd appreciate a different end, maybe more realistic and pragmatic;however it completes the travel among the thousands souls of Harry (or the person, universally speaking).
A book of philosophy and poetry, disguised as a novel, as a poem in prose. To be read a few pages at a time, and then to be meditated upon, and then picked up again. And read on, and taste what is truth and beauty, and discover (or remember) that living might be an exercise of freedom, even freedom from the self. They don't write novels like these anymore, I'm afraid......Continua