About Author :
Hermann Hesse not only lived well into his eighties, but as a compulsive writer he also kept a record through his notebooks, letters, stories, poems and novels of his reactions to every phase of life that he passed through. This anthology traces his thoughts and experiences over several decades, capturing the problems, delights and very frequently the humour of old age. Shining through all these literary gems is a deep love of life, an acceptance of death, and an exhilaratingly youthfulness that Hesse himself would argue is characteristic only of the very young and the very old.
About Book :
This novel is one of Hesse's finest and, certainly, is the finest product of Hesse's so-called psychoanalytic period. A brief introduction that gives the reader important background information. A chronology of the author's life and work A timeline of significant events that provides the book's historical context.
An outline of key themes and plot points to guide the reader's own interpretations Detailed explanatory notes Critical analysis, including contemporary and modern perspectives on the work Discussion questions to promote lively classroom and book group interaction, List of recommended related books and films to broaden the reader's experience.This novel is one of Hesse's finest and, certainly, is the finest product of Hesse's psychoanalytic period.