The Fairy Tales of Hermann Hesseby Hermann Hesse, David Frampton, Jack D. Zipes
To read Hesse's fairy tales is to enter a fabulous world of dreams and visions, philosophy and passion. These tales will enthrall and delight listeners of all ages. Some stories examine the dilemma of the artist, torn between the drive for perfection and the temptations of pleasure. Others reflect changes and struggles within society. Full of visionaries and seekers, princesses and wandering poets, Hermann Hesse's fairy tales inspire us with deep spiritual longing, and harbor the greatest joys and the deepest wounds of the heart.
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Hermann Hesse (1877-1962) was a German-Swiss poet, novelist, and painter. Profoundly affected by the mysticism of Eastern thought, Hesse’s books and essays reveal a deep spiritual influence that has captured the imagination of generations of readers. His best-known works include Steppenwolf, Siddhartha, Demian and Magister Ludi. In 1946, he received the Nobel Prize in Literature.
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