Peter Camenzind: A Novel [NOOK Book]

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Peter Camenzind, a young man from a Swiss mountain village, leaves his home and eagerly takes to the road in search of new experience. Traveling through Italy and France, Camenzind is increasingly disillusioned by the suffering he discovers around him; after failed romances and a tragic friendship, his idealism fades into crushing hopelessness. He finds peace again only when he cares for Boppi, an invalid who renews Camenzind's love for humanity and inspires him once again to ...

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Peter Camenzind: A Novel

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Overview

Peter Camenzind, a young man from a Swiss mountain village, leaves his home and eagerly takes to the road in search of new experience. Traveling through Italy and France, Camenzind is increasingly disillusioned by the suffering he discovers around him; after failed romances and a tragic friendship, his idealism fades into crushing hopelessness. He finds peace again only when he cares for Boppi, an invalid who renews Camenzind's love for humanity and inspires him once again to find joy in the smallest details of every life.

Hesse's first novel invests the familiar tale of the loss of innocence with new meaning, for innocence is not an unconscious condition but a deliberate choice.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781466835139
  • Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Publication date: 1/22/2013
  • Sold by: Macmillan
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 761,249
  • File size: 234 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.
Michael Roloff contributed to Peter Camenzind from Picador.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 22, 2002

    A work of beautiful tragedy

    Few translations ever do the original work justice. However, lovers of Hesse have managed to capture the essence of illustrative prose and made a seamless transition from German to English. This book is a reflection of Hesse's soul and should be read before his later works. It is rewarding to watch his style grow as he discovers Eastern ways of life. As much as I love all his books, this is my pure favorite.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 3, 2002

    Good reading when you're in a melancholic mood

    This book deals with fitting in to different parts of society, searching for romance (and failing), being an anti-social alcoholic, and finding truth and originality in a befriended cripple. Highly uplifting if not depressing. It is redundant to say that Hesse is an insightful, penetrating writer.

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