Hermann Hesse | Critical Essay by Mark Boulby

This literature criticism consists of approximately 2 pages of analysis & critique of Hermann Hesse.
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Critical Essay by Mark Boulby

Apart from their astonishing success in America, [Hesse's] works seem to be surviving in Germany despite the adamant hostility of many worthy critics, and his reputation there is probably on the rise….

Das Glasperlenspiel is quite properly seen by Hesse himself as a work of contemporary relevance…. There is in the early versions some revulsion against art and learning, against "bourgeois" prejudices. His outlook, in 1936, is however clearly revealed in the figure of Dasa ("Indischer Lebenslauf") who is unmoved finally by the demands of society and refuses to have recourse to violence….

One finds, if one looks for it, much that is a pointer to the later Hesse in his early writings….

A dissatisfaction with stereotyped everyday life and with immobility shows itself early. What is called (by [Volker] Michels) "die Aktualität der...

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