Gertrude

Gertrude

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by Hermann Hesse, Adele Guggenheimer Lewisohn
     
 

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Hermann Hesse's third novel, GERTRUDE, explores the irreconcilable elements in art. Originally published in 1910, this fictional memoir of the composer Kuhn recounts his friendship with moody, self-destructive opera singer Heinrich Muoth and Kuhn's unrequited love for gentle, self-assured Gertrude--who winds up in a disastrous marriage with Heinrich.

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Hermann Hesse's third novel, GERTRUDE, explores the irreconcilable elements in art. Originally published in 1910, this fictional memoir of the composer Kuhn recounts his friendship with moody, self-destructive opera singer Heinrich Muoth and Kuhn's unrequited love for gentle, self-assured Gertrude--who winds up in a disastrous marriage with Heinrich.

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From the Publisher

“One of the defining spirits of our century.” —Ralph Freedman

“Hesse is a writer of suggestion, of nuance, of spiritual intimation.” —The Christian Science Monitor

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780982129890
Publisher:
Coyote Canyon Press
Publication date:
12/28/2012
Pages:
168
Sales rank:
762,080
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.39(d)

Meet the Author

Hermann Hesse was born in Germany in 1877 and later became a citizen of Switzerland. As a Western man profoundly affected by the mysticism of Eastern thought, he wrote novels, stories, and essays bearing a vital spiritual force that has captured the imagination and loyalty of many generations of readers. His works include Steppenwolf, Narcissus and Goldmund, and The Glass Bead Game. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1946. Hermann Hesse died in 1962.

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Gertrude 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a great book. I first picked it up because I wanted a quick read, but this short book has loads of great quotes and can also serve as a pseudo-philosophy book. You will feel sympathy for the main character, Kuhn, and those of you who are unlucky in love can relate.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is one of his early novels and in my mind, up there amongest his very best. In his usual manner he weaves flesh and bood out of words, and tells a tale of human dillemas to which there are no answers for. If anyone can find analysis of this book I would be very appreciate if you might tell me were to find it. Enjoy
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It is a cool story so you gotta read so you can rate it so do it and you'll believe it so trust me!!!!;-)