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In the spring of 1922, several months after completing Siddhartha, Hermann Hesse wrote a fairy tale that was also a love story, inspired by the woman who was to become his second wife. That story, "Pictor's Metamorphoses," is the centerpiece of this anthology of Hesse's luminous short fiction. Based on The Arabian Nights and the work of the Brothers Grimm, the nineteen stories collected here represent a half century of Hesse's short writings. They display the full range of Hesse's lifetime fascination with ...
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In the spring of 1922, several months after completing Siddhartha, Hermann Hesse wrote a fairy tale that was also a love story, inspired by the woman who was to become his second wife. That story, "Pictor's Metamorphoses," is the centerpiece of this anthology of Hesse's luminous short fiction. Based on The Arabian Nights and the work of the Brothers Grimm, the nineteen stories collected here represent a half century of Hesse's short writings. They display the full range of Hesse's lifetime fascination with fantasy -- as dream, fairy tale, satire, or allegory.
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"Enchanting." —Los Angeles Times
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780374517236
  • Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Publication date: 1/1/1983
  • Pages: 213
  • Product dimensions: 5.51 (w) x 8.32 (h) x 0.66 (d)

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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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Table of Contents

Introduction vii
Lulu (1900) 3
Hannes (1906) 53
The Merman (1907) 62
The Enamored Youth (1907) 70
Three Lindens (1912) 77
The Man of the Forests (1914) 83
The Dream of the Gods (1914) 93
The Painter (1918) 99
Tale of the Wicker Chair (1918) 106
Conversation with the Stove (1919) 111
Pictor's Metamorphoses (1922) 114
The Tourist City in the South (1925) 121
Among the Massagetae (1927) 128
King Yu (1929) 135
Bird (1932) 144
Nocturnal Games (1948) 168
Report from Normalia (1948) 177
Christmas with Two Children's Stories (1950) 194
The Jackdaw (1951) 204
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