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Märchen

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N essentially realistic interpretaion They are concerned with dream worlds the subconscious magical thinking the numinous experience of the soul Their subject is the distilling of wisdom The stories are Augustus The Poet Flute Dream Strange News from Another Star The Hard Passage A Dream Seuence Faldum perhaps the masterpiece of the collection Ir. Beautifully written Stories were so peaceful somehow beautiful The stories were like fairy tales in a way and many seemed to symbolize things but I’m not sure what A world without war; a county fair where a man gives away wishes; and a love story where the man may not actually be in love The stories are open ended in some cases

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In 1919 the same year Demian was published seven of these stories appeared as a book entitled Märchen lit Fairy Tales This 1st edition in English has followed the arrangement Hesse made for the final collected edition of his works where he added an 8th story Flute Dream The new note so clear in Demian was 1st sounded Hesse believed in some of th. It says something about the power of Hesse's writing that than one of these stories moved me despite my not being at all in the mood for anything even minimally impactful Certain traits of his writing the earnestness the melancholy the perpetual search for the sublime never cease to awe me no matter how reluctant I am to be impressed He's a fiction writer who should you give yourself over to him will get you closer to the secrets of existence than any other storyteller And as seen here that ability was alive and well even in his formative daysAugustus is one of the stronger entries that sets the template for many of the stories here a young man a wise angelgodmaster and learning the secrets of happiness The Poet Flute Dream and The Hard Passage were lesser variations on this theme and very similar to each other The last was the best of these with a powerful haunting ending The titular Strange News was perhaps the most distinct story but a little too earnest for my taste and also the least focusedThe stars of the collection are the last two stories Faldum is a glorious depressing tale of a man who turns into a mountain it does to impress upon one the pointlessness of human existence than any fiction I've ever read The way Hesse zooms out from the human to the earth perspective is both dizzying and electrifyingIris is the beautiful tragic story of a man who sacrifices everything in the hunt for childish joy and innocence It's unclear to me if Hesse acknowledges the impossibility of this search; he either denies the legitimacy of this cynicism or he accepts it while wishing it weren't so Either way attentive readers are left with a repudiation of their shallow existence and possibly even a faint twinge of desire for Hesse's pure life of contemplation no matter how unrealistic it may seemI've said it before and I'll say it again Hesse is not a perfect writer and his philosophy is similarly flawed But I love him for his never ending uest to solve existence and his admirable bravery in facing the uestion head on It's a special talent that could make such a spiritual odyssey so incredibly captivating on the pageNot Bad Reviewsblakerosser1

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Ese tales written during 1913 18 the period that brought him into conflict with supporters of the war with his country its government with conventional intellectual life with every form of orthodoxy both in the world in himself Unlike his earlier work from Peter Carmenzind thru Knulp the stories in Strange News from Another Star don't allow for a. Hermann Hesse has been my favorite author since high school but this is the first opportunity I've had to read Strange News from Another Star which is essentially a collection of modern fairy tales They are amazingly lyrical timeless magical and spiritual a testament to Hesse's skill as a humanistic philosopher and gifted writer as well as a gift from an outstanding translator Lisa Star and the Solstice Academy read Strange News from Another Star which is essentially a collection of modern fairy tales They are amazingly lyrical timeless magical and spiritual a testament to Hesse's skill as a humanistic philosopher and gifted writer as well as a gift from an outstanding translator


10 thoughts on “Märchen

  1. says:

    Having reread not to long ago Steppenwolf and The Glass Bead Game I find it inescapable that I was far powerfully moved by this collection of short stories For me the short stories are just condensed in Hesse's case a kind of refined essence the health giving brandy in comparison to the wine of the novelsview spoiler then again it may just be that the reproduced detail from a Casper David Friedrich painting on the cover made all the difference as I read across my liking for that to the stories and had the other novels similar covers I can't help suspecting that I would have found them far sophisticated intelligent and wise hide spoiler


  2. says:

    Each time I read a Hesse book I'm reminded of why I considered him my favorite writer when I was in college His writing is simply magnificent This collection of short stories is vintage Hesse The stories have an almost surreal fairy tale feel to them and no one can express the passing of time beautifully than Hesse


  3. says:

    It says something about the power of Hesse's writing that than one of these stories moved me despite my not being at all in the mood for anything even minimally impactful Certain traits of his writing the earnestness the melancholy the perpetual search for the sublime never cease to awe me no matter how reluctant I am to be impressed He's a fiction writer who should you give yourself over to him will get you closer to the secrets of existence than any other storyteller And as seen here that ability was alive and well even in his formative daysAugustus is one of the stronger entries that sets the template for many of the stories here a young man a wise angelgodmaster and learning the secrets of happiness The Poet Flute Dream and The Hard Passage were lesser variations on this theme and very similar to each other The last was the best of these with a powerful haunting ending The titular Strange News was perhaps the most distinct story but a little too earnest for my taste and also the least focusedThe stars of the collection are the last two stories Faldum is a glorious depressing tale of a man who turns into a mountain it does to impress upon one the pointlessness of human existence than any fiction I've ever read The way Hesse zooms out from the human to the earth perspective is both dizzying and electrifyingIris is the beautiful tragic story of a man who sacrifices everything in the hunt for childish joy and innocence It's unclear to me if Hesse acknowledges the impossibility of this search; he either denies the legitimacy of this cynicism or he accepts it while wishing it weren't so Either way attentive readers are left with a repudiation of their shallow existence and possibly even a faint twinge of desire for Hesse's pure life of contemplation no matter how unrealistic it may seemI've said it before and I'll say it again Hesse is not a perfect writer and his philosophy is similarly flawed But I love him for his never ending uest to solve existence and his admirable bravery in facing the uestion head on It's a special talent that could make such a spiritual odyssey so incredibly captivating on the pageNot Bad Reviewsblakerosser1


  4. says:

    IRIS read this when next you feel old and uncertain of who you are


  5. says:

    Some stories I likeothers not so muchbut it's worth readingafter all


  6. says:

    Hermann Hesse has been my favorite author since high school but this is the first opportunity I've had to read Strange News from Another Star which is essentially a collection of modern fairy tales They are amazingly lyrical timeless magical and spiritual a testament to Hesse's skill as a humanistic philosopher and gifted writer as well as a gift from an outstanding translator


  7. says:

    Beautifully written Stories were so peaceful somehow beautiful The stories were like fairy tales in a way and many seemed to symbolize things but I’m not sure what A world without war; a county fair where a man gives away wishes; and a love story where the man may not actually be in love The stories are open ended in some cases


  8. says:

    I felt my insides as my soul sculpted by the scarves of experience in a wintry world turned warm


  9. says:

    Flute Dream and A Dream Seuence were the best stories in this collection


  10. says:

    But as much as he longed to go across the river and take part in the feast and he in the company of his bride to be and his friends much deeper was his longing to absorb it all as a perceptive observer and to reproduce it in a wholly perfect poem the blue of the night and the play of light on the water and the joy of the guests and the yearning of the silent onlooker leaning against the tree trunk on the bank He realised that at all festivals and with all joys of this earth he would never feel wholly comfortable and serene at heart; even in the midst of life he would remain solitary and be to a certain extent a watcher an alien and he felt that his soul unlike most others was so formed that he must be alone to experience both the beauty of the earth and the secret longings of a stranger Sometimes Anselm realized with a happy start the subtle hundredfold interconnections between eye and ear smell and taste; he felt for beautiful fleeting instants tones noises and letters of the alphabet related and very similar to red and blue to hard and soft; or he marvelled as he smelled some plant or peelings of green bark at how strangely close smell and taste lie together and often cross over into one another and become one All children feel this although not all with the same intensity and delicacy and with many the feeling is gone and as thought it never existed even before they have learned to read their first letters Others retain the mystery of childhood for a long time and a vestige and echo of it stays with them into the days of white hair and weariness All children as long as they remain within this mystery are uninterruptedly occupied in their souls with the single important thing with themselves and their paradoxical relationship to the outside world Seekers and wise men return to this preoccupation in their mature years; most people however forget and abandon early and for good this inner world of the truly important and all their lives long wander about in the many coloured mazes of wishes worries and goals none of which leads them back to their innermost being or to home


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