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STEPPENWOLF, A NOVEL BY HERMANN HESSE (BOOK REVIEW AND RECOMMENDATION)

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 In this post, I shall review Steppenwolf , a well known novel by German-Swiss author Herman Hesse. Steppenwolf was the tenth novel published by Hesse and it remains one of his most popular works. Originally published (as Der Steppenwolf ) in 1927 in Germany, it was translated to English two years later.  I read this novel years ago. It was not my first work by Hesse. I remember liking it, but not as much as some of Hesse's other works. When I prepare my book reviews, I often reread either part of the book or entire books. I like rereading and I enjoy a chance to compare my impressions. The novel opens with a preface that is seventeen pages long. Only once the preface is over, does the real book (or book withing a book) begin. In a way, the preface introduces us to the first person narration. In fact, the  book itself is presented in the preface as a manuscript written by Harry. Apparently Harry   leaves it to a chance acquaintance, the nephew of his landlady and it is this nephew

NARCISSUS AND GOLDMUND, A NOVEL BY HERMANN HESSE (BOOK REVIEW AND RECOMMENDATION)

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 In this post, I shall review   Narcissus and Goldmund , a novel by Herman Hesse. Published in 1930, is a critically acclaimed novel. In English, it's also published under the title Death and the Lover . Like many of Hesse's works,  Narcissus and Goldmund focuses on the protagonist's struggle to find himself. This novel  is considered a literary classic and rightfully so. I've heard many people recommending novel and saying how it moved them.  I read it years ago, but it is still very close to my heart. It's definitely a novel that is worth the hype. No wonder  it remains a very popular read.   If you want to know why I consider  Narcissus and Goldmund   to be a work of art, read on.   SUSTAINABLE FASHION FILES- HOW I WORE IT BEFORE? GREEN DRESS- SEE HOW I WORE IT BEFORE  13 WAYS TO STYLE A GREEN DRESS (modaodaradosti.blogspot.com) RED TARTAN SKI PRO JACKET- I've had this jacket for ten years and it still looks brand new. See how I styled it before by clicking o

SIDDHARTHA BY HERMANN HESSE (BOOK REVIEW) + HUTOVO BLATO (TRAVEL POST)

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In this post, I'll share another visit to Hutovo Blato and a book review for Siddhartha by Herman Hesse. So, we'll have two posts in one: a travelogue and a book review. A year cannot go by without a visit to Hutovo Blato. I actually visited it last Summer too, but I didn't blog about it (perhaps because I was so focused on book reviews). However, this spot was actually featured in one of my blog reviews. Bonus points to anyone who might have noticed it, even if I didn't blog about the place itself. Hopefully, I shall correct that some time in the future. Hutovo Blato is a truly gorgeous place and I love sharing more about it. What about my book review? Well, let's start with that. Published in 1922 under the original title   Siddhartha: Eine Indische Dichtung , this novel focuses on the  spiritual  journey and the search for self awareness of its fictional  protagonist .  “Have you also learned that secret from the river; that there is no such thing as time?"