Siddhartha | Critical Essay by Roger C. Norton

This literature criticism consists of approximately 10 pages of analysis & critique of Siddhartha.
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Critical Essay by Roger C. Norton

SOURCE: “Paths to the Future,” in Hermann Hesse's Futuristic Idealism: The Glass Bead Game and its Predecessors, Herbert Lang/Peter Lang, 1973, pp. 45–53.

In the following excerpt, Norton examines the future as a significant component of idealistic projection in Hesse's writing.

Hesse's novels of the 1920's and early 1930's—Siddhartha, Steppenwolf, Narcissus and Goldmund, and Journey to the East—continue to draw the consequences of the new outlooks which arose from his personal crisis of the war years. Like Demian they focus on the problems of the creative individual and his way to self-knowledge. At the same time, as also prefigured in Demian, they explore ways to establish relationship with that which lies beyond the individual without compromising his need for distance and perspective in his observation of the world. In this...

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