×

Uh-oh, it looks like your Internet Explorer is out of date.

For a better shopping experience, please upgrade now.

Gertrude: A Novel
  • Alternative view 1 of Gertrude: A Novel
  • Alternative view 2 of Gertrude: A Novel
     

Gertrude: A Novel

4.6 5
by Hermann Hesse, Hilda Rosner
 

See All Formats & Editions

With Gertrude, Herman Hesse continues his lifelong exploration of the irreconcilable elements of human existence. In this fictional memoir, the renowned composer Kuhn recounts his tangled relationships with two artists--his friend Heinrich Muoth, a brooding, self-destructive opera singer, and the gentle, self-assured Gertrude Imthor. Kuhn is drawn to

Overview

With Gertrude, Herman Hesse continues his lifelong exploration of the irreconcilable elements of human existence. In this fictional memoir, the renowned composer Kuhn recounts his tangled relationships with two artists--his friend Heinrich Muoth, a brooding, self-destructive opera singer, and the gentle, self-assured Gertrude Imthor. Kuhn is drawn to Gertrude upon their first meeting, but Gertrude falls in love with Heinrich, to whom she is introduced when Kuhn auditions them for the leads in his new opera. Hopelessly ill-matched, Gertrude and Heinrich have a disastrous marriage that leaves them both ruined. Yet this tragic affair also becomes the inspiration for Kuhn's opera, the most important success of his artistic life.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781466835078
Publisher:
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publication date:
12/21/2012
Sold by:
Macmillan
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
256
File size:
241 KB

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.
Hermann Hesse (1877-1962) was a German poet and novelist. He received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1962. He was the author of works including Siddhartha, Steppenwolf, and Demian.
Hilda Rosner contributed to The Journey to the East from Picador.

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Post to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews

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
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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!!!!;-)