Overview

In this novel about music, love, and creativity, Hermann Hesse weaves a tale of loss and redemption. Kuhn, the sensitive narrator, disabled in an accident as a young man, has become a renowned composer. He is drawn to a beautiful, mysterious singer named Gertrude and becomes engulfed in an enduring passion for her. But because he fears her sympathy, he ends up losing her to his friend and singer, Muoth. Kuhn becomes inextricably involved in their ill-fated marriage and is almost destroyed -- but eventually he ...
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Gertrude

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Overview

In this novel about music, love, and creativity, Hermann Hesse weaves a tale of loss and redemption. Kuhn, the sensitive narrator, disabled in an accident as a young man, has become a renowned composer. He is drawn to a beautiful, mysterious singer named Gertrude and becomes engulfed in an enduring passion for her. But because he fears her sympathy, he ends up losing her to his friend and singer, Muoth. Kuhn becomes inextricably involved in their ill-fated marriage and is almost destroyed -- but eventually he finds his redemption through his art and the completion of his opera.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940016465722
  • Publisher: Coyote Canyon Press
  • Publication date: 4/29/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 168
  • Sales rank: 773,604
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Hermann Hesse, (1877 — 1962), was a German novelist, poet, and winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1946. His main theme dealt with man’s breaking out of the established modes of civilization to find his essential spirit. With his embrace of Eastern mysticism, Hesse became a posthumous cult figure to young people in the 1960s.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 9, 2001

    More Than Just a Book About a Girl

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 5, 2000

    AN UNSUNG MASTERPIECE

    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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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 18, 2013

    The greatest book in the world

    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!!!!;-)

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