Edited with an Introduction by
Translated by Mark Harmon
New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1991 (paperback), 347 pp, $13.00
PT2617.E85Z48 1991 - ISBN 0-374-52363-0
Hermann Hesse - the Nobel Prize-Winning author of some of the most widely read novels of this century, including STEPPENWOLF and NARCISSUS AND GOLDMUND - did not write an autobiography. But his more than 30,000 letters constitute a remarkable record of his life. For SOUL OF THE AGE, Professor Theodore Ziolkowski has chosen nearly 300 letters from Hesse's personal as well as public correspondence. From his impassioned missives home from the seminary at age fourteen, to his last brief notes, written days before his death at eighty-five, the letters provide an intimate look at Hesse's intellectual and spiritual world.
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