Hermann Hesse Reading Week Wrap Up

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I’m a little late with this but I have a nasty cold since the weekend.

I wanted to thank my co-host, Karen, and those who have participated. I enjoyed Hermann Hesse Reading Week a great deal.

I managed to read one novel, one novella and a longer short story.

Here are the links to all the participant’s posts. Thanks to Karen for collecting the links.

Gertrude from 1st Reading and Lizzy’s Literary Life

Steppenwolf from  Annabel’s House of Books and Kaggsy’s Bookish Ramblings

and Dark Puss

Rosshalde from Beauty is a Sleeping Cat

Siddhartha from Hard Book Habit

Klingsor’s Last Summer from Beauty is a Sleeping Cat  and from South of Paris Books

Poems from Kaggsy’s Bookish Ramblings

Hesse – Love Him or Leave Him? from Lizzy’s Literary Life

The Glass Bead Game from Kaggsy’s Bookish Ramblings

Demian from Tipping My Fedora

Kinderseele from Beauty is a Sleeping Cat and from Intermittencies of the Mind

Narziss and Goldmund from Intermittencies of the Mind



20 thoughts on “Hermann Hesse Reading Week Wrap Up

  1. It was great to do this, Caroline, and thanks for co-hosting – I’ve really enjoyed revisiting Hesse!

  2. Thanks for hosting this – it gave me the nudge to finally get round to reading Hesse for the first time ( better late than never). I also discovered this very lovely blog in the process, and on the back of your review, I now have a copy of ‘Klingsor’s Last Summer’ which I’m really looking forward to! 🙂

  3. Thanks for hosting this event, Caroline. I feel so sad that I was not able to participate in Hermann Hesse week. It looks like all of you had lots of fun and a wonderful time. It is amazing that Kaggsy (from Kaggsy’s Book Ramblings) managed to read ‘The Glass Bead Game’ – Wow! Thanks for all the links. I made some wonderful Hesse discoveries out there.

    • It would have been great if you had been able to join us.
      It was a success for me as I read quite a lit also made some progress in the biography.
      I was very impressed with Karen’s achievement and the wonderful review she wrote. I’m glad all those who participated enjoyed their books.

  4. Thanks for hosting this, Hesse wasn’t on my original plans for this year, I found certain turns of phrase and wordings in both Klingor’s Last Summer and in Klein and Wagner (write up to come) reminiscent of The Glass Bead Game, one of my favourites.


    • Thank you Pat for joining us and reading with me. Some of his sentences are wonderful. I should read The Glass Bead Game since so many people seem to think it was maybe his best. I’m looking forward to your review of Kein und Wagner. I think Jonathan might review soon as well.

  5. I have really enjoyed your posts Caroline. Especially in light of the fact that you covered works that I have not read.

    I am off to check out some of the posts from other bloggers.

  6. Many thanks for hosting the Hesse week.

    I managed to do a re-read of Demian and Steppenwolf, 2 books I originally read at University years ago.

    Was able to appreciate them in a whole new light this time around.

    I will also add several of his books, based on the interesting reviews by the participants, to my TBR pile for the annual German Literature Month in November.

  7. Unfortunately I couldn’t make it to participate as i intended – but it is great to see so many interesting reviews and I will for sure come back to Hesse in the not so far future.

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