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Poems

Few American readers seem to be aware that Hermann Hesse, author of the epic novels STEPPENWOLF and SIDDHARTHA, among many others, also wrote poetry, the best of which the poet James Wright has translated and included in this book. This is a special volume—filled with short, direct poems about love, death, loneliness, the seasons—that is imbued with some of the imagery and feeling of Hesse’s novels but that has a clarity and resonance all its own, a sense of longing for love and for home that is both deceptively simple and deeply moving.

By Hermann Hesse
Translated by James Wright

96 pages
Farrar
Straus and Giroux
Paperback

ISBN 978-0374523412

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