Category: Hermann Hesse

Steppenwolf by Hermann Hesse

Hermann Hesse’s Steppenwolf is a haunting and profound exploration of the human condition, touching on themes of spirituality, sexuality, despair, and hope. At its core, the novel is a deeply introspective examination of the self, and the ways in which we construct and deconstruct… Continue Reading “Steppenwolf by Hermann Hesse”

Thoughts: Siddhartha by Herman Hesse

Siddhartha by Herman Hesse Final Verdict: 3.75 out of 4.0 YTD: 3 Siddhartha is the story of, well, Siddhartha. It begins when he is a young boy in India, well-liked and well-respected by his peers and elders. He is on the path to holiness,… Continue Reading “Thoughts: Siddhartha by Herman Hesse”

Review: Narcissus and Goldmund by Hermann Hesse

I was initially drawn to this book because of the many classical complexes/situations which were promised; however, I found the plot ultimately lacking and, though my interest was piqued at various points throughout the book (more so at the beginning and end, however) it… Continue Reading “Review: Narcissus and Goldmund by Hermann Hesse”

Reviews: The Earlies, Part 8

Tracks by Louise Erdrich Very interesting story.. sort of a metaphysical native-American type thing. It’s been a while since I read it, but I remember liking it. Middlesex by Jeffery Eugenides To me, this book had an extremely slow start. I was disinterested through… Continue Reading “Reviews: The Earlies, Part 8”