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Magister Ludi

Magister Ludi

the Nobel prize novel Das Glasperlenspiel

  • Author: Hermann Hesse
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: English fiction
  • Page: 502
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Hermann Hesse's Das Glasperlenspiel

Hermann Hesse's Das Glasperlenspiel

A Concealed Defense of the Mother World

  • Author: Edmund Remys
  • Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated
  • ISBN: 9780820400297
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 203
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The book gives a detailed analysis of the novel, based upon J.J. Bachofen's concepts of hetaerism, conjugal matriarchy, and patri- archy and upon basic theories of C.G. Jung. It enhances the under- standing of the central theme: quest for self-fulfillment and reverence for the conjugal mother world. The author shows that Hesse, in this novel as in several earlier works, rejects the limitations of an illusionary and fictitious father world symbolized by Castalia and accepts Bachofen's principle of an all-encompassing conjugal world of the mother, which corresponds to the Jungian concept of the integration of the self, as the most perfect stage of human development.

The Musical Order of the World

The Musical Order of the World

Kepler, Hesse, Hindemith

  • Author: Siglind Bruhn
  • Publisher: Pendragon Press
  • ISBN: 9781576471173
  • Category: Music
  • Page: 256
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In the disastrous years before and during the Second World War, when confidence in a harmonious future was as difficult as it was crucial for spiritual survival, two German artists in exile wrote what would become their late masterpieces. The composer Paul Hindemith conceived an opera on the famous astronomer Johannes Kepler's mature life and theories, The Harmony of the World; the poet and novelist Hermann Hesse wrote a complex literary collage, i>The Glass Bead Game. Both works address the topic of universal harmony in the fabric of creation and culture, as well as the urgent problem of how such harmony can heal the spiritual, mental, and emotional developments of individuals and of society at large. The two quests are mirrored into circumstances that are almost equidistant from the mid-20th-century period in which their stories are being told. Hindemith's opera centers on an outstanding intellectual in the late 16th and early 17th centuries, while Hesse's work focuses on this intellectual's counterpart projected into a fictional world of the early 23rd century. In both cases, the quest for harmony and truthful proportion manifests at all levels of the stories told and of the works telling them. Siglind Bruhn's thought-provoking interdisciplinary study is organized along the lines of the seven areas in which scholars of the Pythagorean tradition from Plato to Kepler and beyond found universal harmony paradigmatically realized music, arithmetic, geometry and astronomy (the quadrivium of the medieval liberal arts) complemented by metaphysics, psychology, and art.

Hermann Hesse

Hermann Hesse

Life and Art

  • Author: Joseph Mileck
  • Publisher: Univ of California Press
  • ISBN: 9780520041523
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 397
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"A critical biography far surpassing the previous ones." --Times Higher Education Supplement "There are to be sure many writers whose biographies are more interesting than their fiction but Hesse is not one of these. He led a long and sometimes eventful life with marital tensions, traveL controversy, crises, even some thoughts of suicide and a period of time as a student in a home for retarded and unmanageable. In addition, there was his search which led him through the culture and arts of West and East, his views of politics and society, of psychology and philosophy. The difference between Hesse and other writers is that virtually every shred and patch of his life was brought into his writing, his fiction particularly. 'He had to write about himself and there is little of what he wrote that is not confessional in form and therapeutic in function.' Autobiography is the very matter of his work. Mileck's contribution is to extend and fill out the evidence of his life, his psychoanalysis, his drive toward self-realization which was the very engine of his being, to show the raw material and thus to invite readers to see how it was transmuted, transfigured, fantasized, poeticized, symbolized." --Los Angeles Times "Hesse was a prolific author for some 60 years, and his mind drew everything it contemplated into his private wars between flesh and spirit. objectivity and subjectivity, the longings for society and isolation. No one is better qualified to disentangle this abundance than Mileck, compiler of the huge two-volume Hesse bibliography. For completeness, then, no biography in English compares." --Kirkus Reviews "Mileck provides his own translations of the German quotations from Hesse's works, and the eight interpretive chapters are thoroughly indexed, making the work readily accessible to researchers and students concerned with specific Hesse questions and themes. This very readable book also contains a number of exceptional photographs, which, together with Mileck's fervor and understanding of the author, help create a living image of Hesse the man and the artist." --Choice "Professor Mileck . .. brings to his task an acquaintanceship with Hesse's published and unpublished writings .. . which borders on omniscience. This is a literary biography which concentrates on the works and looks at the life of its subject briefly and always in relation to its involvement with the works . . . [This] is true scholarship, which does not make the book less readable and accessible to the general public. . . . a solid and valuable book which should make it easier . . . to bring [Hesse] back into the orbit of serious appreciation in the English-speaking world." --Books and Bookmen

The Lyrical Novel

The Lyrical Novel

Studies in Herman Hesse, Andre Gide, and Virginia Woolf

  • Author: Ralph Freeman
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press
  • ISBN: 1400875404
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 310
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The author, in defining the genre of "lyrical fiction," separates a type of .fiction that can be legitimately viewed as “poetry” from other narrative types. The lyrical novelist uses fictional devices to find an aesthetic expression for experience, achieving an effect most frequently seen in dreams, picaresques, and allegories. Analyzing representative novels by Hermann Hesse, Andre Gide, and Virginia Woolf, Ralph Freedman focuses on the problem of self-consciousness. His findings are directly applicable to much twentieth-century fiction. Originally published in 1963. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

Lothar Schreyer Edition. 3. Theateraufsätze

Lothar Schreyer Edition. 3. Theateraufsätze

  • Author: Lothar Schreyer
  • Publisher: Edwin Mellen Press
  • ISBN: 9780773413542
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 631
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Assembles for the first time all of the expressionist's published essays on the theatre and includes his general moral tract Verantworthch (1922).

Biography, Historiography and the Philosophy of History in Hermann Hesse's Die Morgenlandfahrt and Das Glasperlenspiel

Biography, Historiography and the Philosophy of History in Hermann Hesse's Die Morgenlandfahrt and Das Glasperlenspiel

  • Author: Clara Elisabeth Seeger
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783880993754
  • Category: Biography in literature
  • Page: 250
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Hermann Hesse Today

Hermann Hesse Today

  • Author: Ingo Cornils,Osman Durrani
  • Publisher: Rodopi
  • ISBN: 9789042016064
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 220
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In November 2002, an international conference was held at the Institute of Germanic Studies in London in order to commemorate the 125th anniversary of Hermann Hesse s birth. Twenty distinguished speakers from North and South America, Russia, Switzerland, Germany and the United Kingdom attended the three-day conference with the specific aim of exploring the continuing importance of this widely read German-language author. This volume brings together the various responses to the complex challenge that Hesse, whose sheer success is sometimes seen as detracting from his status, presents to literary scholarship around the world. The author s current image among readers and scholars is approached from several distinct thematic and theoretical perspectives, with the objective of providing a concise overview of current research. The volume offers new readings of a number of Hesse s seminal works and makes a significant contribution to academic research into his past and present standing as a global icon. As the title suggests, the focus is on Hermann Hesse Today . The book investigates his current significance for a modern readership, taking account of his importance in the lecture theatre and classroom, the multi-facetted applicability of his moral, ethical and aesthetic concerns in the context of a fragmented world, and the continuing relevance of his writings. With the ever-increasing importance of modern preoccupations such as the ecological movement or the growth of the internet, a fresh look at Hesse s works is long overdue. The most obvious sign of this is the appearance of a definitive, historical-critical edition of his works (prose, poetry, and literary criticism), which will give access to much hitherto unpublished material and stimulate fresh debates on an author who ranks among the best-known and most influential figures of the twentieth century. This volume will be of interest to teachers of German in higher education and their students as well as researchers and the general readership that continues to take an interest in Hesse on both sides of the Atlantic."