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Poems (English and German Edition)

ISBN13: 9780374526412
ISBN: 0374526419
Binding: Paperback
List Price: $13.0
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Published Date:
Pages: 96
Average Goodreads rating: 3.84/5 (102 ratings)

Few American readers seem to be aware that Hermann Hesse, author of the epic novels Steppenwolf and Siddhartha, among many others, also wrote poetry, the best of which the poet James Wright has translated and included in this book. This is a special volume—filled with short, direct poems about love, death, loneliness, the seasons—that is imbued with some of the imagery and feeling of Hesse's novels but that has a clarity and resonance all its own, a sense of longing for love and for home that is both deceptively simple and deeply moving.