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”
It was great to do this, Caroline, and thanks for co-hosting – I’ve really enjoyed revisiting Hesse!
Yes it was. Surprising too. I discovered sides of him I hadn’t noticed before.
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! 🙂
Thanks for the kind words and for participating. I’m looking forward to your Klingsor review. I’m so curious to find out how you like it.
Thanks Caroline & Karen for organising this. I think I’ll be reading some more Hesse soon.
Thanks for joining us, Jonathan. I’m glad you’ll be reading more of him.
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.
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.
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.
Thanks, Brian. I’m glad you liked it. The posts are all interesting.
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.
My pleasure. I’m so glad to hear this.
I too had a feeling of encountering a new author.
Sorry to hear you’ve been unwell Caroline. Same sort of situation here which explains my late response. I’ll add Hesse to GLM 2016.
You too? I hope you’ll get well soon. I’m still not 100%.
I’m sorry I didn’t get to participate in this — I would really like to read more Hesse. I’m off to read everyone’s reviews now and see what I should pick up next.
It’s difficult to keep up with so many interesting events around plus our busy lives.
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.
Too bad that you couldn’t join. Maybe you’ll read Hesse for the next German Literature Month.