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Poems is a collection of 31 poems written by the German author Hermann Hesse between 1899 and 1921.

Poems is a collection of 31 poems written by the German author Hermann Hesse between 1899 and 1921. They were selected and translated to English by James Wright in 1970 from Die Gedichte, which was published in German in 1953. This collection was first published in 1971. Each translated poem in this volume appears alongside the original German text. The poems, and the year they were written, are: "I Know, You Walk", "Ich weiß, du gehst" (1899).

This slim volume of poems by novelist Hermann Hesse moves me as deeply now as it did when I was a teenaged . The literal, straightforward translation is by the gifted poet James Wright, and the original German text of each poem is provided on the facing pages.

This slim volume of poems by novelist Hermann Hesse moves me as deeply now as it did when I was a teenaged boy some 45 years ago. The only difference in my appreciation for it is that I've gained precious life experience & grown over those decades, so that what was merely evocative & haunting to a boy is replete with meaning & feeling to an older (and presumably somewhat wiser) ma.

Die Gedichte Poems, Hermann Hesse Poems is a collection of 31 poems written by the German author Hermann Hesse between 1899 and 1921. Each translated poem in this volume appears alongside the original German text

Browse through Hermann Hesse's poems and quotes. Best Poem of Hermann Hesse. On A Journey Translated by James Wright.

Browse through Hermann Hesse's poems and quotes. 14 poems of Hermann Hesse. Don't be downcast, soon the night will come, When we can see the cool moon laughing in secret Over the faint countryside, And we rest, hand in hand. Don't be downcast, the time will soon come When we can have rest. Our small crosses will stand On the bright edge of the road together, And rain fall, and snow fall, And the winds come and go. Translated by James Wright. Read the full of On A Journey.

Books by Hermann Hesse Peter Camenzind Beneath the Wheel Gertrude . Selected and. Translated by. James Wright.

Books by Hermann Hesse Peter Camenzind Beneath the Wheel Gertrude Rosshalde Knulp Demian Strange News from Another Star Klingsor’s Last Summer Wandering. Library of Congress Control Number: 2007934249. ISBN-13: 978-0-374-52641-2. ISBN-10: 0-374-52641-9. 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1. For Michael di Capua - .

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Poems by Hermann Hesse. The book gained literary success and Hesse married Maria Bernoulli, with whom he had three children. Hermann Hesse was born into a family of Pietist missionaries and religious publishers in the Black Forest town of Calw, in the German state of Wüttenberg. Johannes Hesse, his father, was born a Russian citizen in Weissenstein, Estonia. ologist, Hermann Gundert.

Retrieved 2011-06-28. Towards the end of the book, Wright has chosen some poems that deal more directly with war, death, and suffering. They are truly moving and made me think immediately of Wilfred Owen's profound poetry. Highly lyrical and Romantic, Hesse's poems remind his readers that the world he was most comfortable in was the creation of the German poets in the century which preceded him. Highly reminiscent of Holderin with a bit of Goethe thrown in for style, all of the poems selected are eminently readable. Download as or read online from Scribd. Flag for inappropriate content. Hesse's grandfather Hermann Gundert managed the publishing house at the time, and Johannes Hesse succeeded him in 1893. Hesse grew up in a Swabian Pietist household, with its strong tendency to. insulate believers into small, deeply thoughtful groups. From the autumn of 1899, Hesse worked in a distinguished antique book shop in Basel. Through family contacts, he stayed with the intellectual families of Basel. In this environment with rich stimuli for his pursuits, he further developed spiritually and artistically.


Comments: (7)

Budar
I’m a fan of Hesse. Haven’t read in decades. There is nothing I don’t like. It’s individual taste. You will find there is universality in his writings and could be applied at any time and era.
Malara
I bought the Kindle book, which was a mistake because it does not have the German original, only the translations. I would not have bought it if I had known this.
kolos
AT AGE 76 YRS , I DECIDED TO REREAD SOME OF THE BOOKS THAT HAD A POWERFUL EFFECT ON ME IN MY 20'S . HESSE WAS A FAVORITE. I WAS UNAWARE THAT HE WROTE POETRY.
HIS EPIC NOVELS ,GAVE ME SO MUCH SPIRITUAL AND CREATIVE UNDERSTANDINGS.
I ORDERED THE BOOK OF POETRY BECAUSE I WAS CURIOUS . IT IS A THIN VOLUME, IN GERMAN AND TRANSLATED TO ENGLISH ON THE FACING PAGE.
WHEN I READ HESSE IN MY 20'S I WAS SEARCHING FOR KNOWLEDGE OF MANY THING.
REREADING HESSE NOW, I REALIZE THAT HE WAS TOO SEARCHING FOR HIMSELF.BUT HE WAS OLDER.
KNOWING MORE OF HIS PERSONAL HISTORY, I UNDERSTAND HE WAS A COMPLEX MAN THAT USED HIS WRITING AS A WAY OF FINDING HIMSELF.
HOWEVER, NONE OF THIS MATTERS. HIS WRITING IS STIMULATING IN A VERY CREATIVE WAY.IT STILL STIMULATES ME CREATIVELY . I RECOMMEND HIS POETRY. ALL HIS WRITINGS SHOULD BE READ IF ONLY TO UNDERSTAND FROM WHERE WE WHO ARE IN OUR 70 OR 80'S EVOLVED SOCIALLY.
Anarawield
I had a copy of these many years ago but gave a friend a loan of them. They were never returned to me but I am not surprised.
What a complement to a book. This is my favourite book. There are many, many books that one likes, or needs, or has to read, or really couldn't care less about; not this one. This is real poetry, as when young a teacher spoke of on some dreary wet day, this is the real thing. No vain intellectual pretence, no prolix mania, no boring litanies, no embarrassing mess, no pseudolit arty farty rubbish, real poetry. From the heart and the head, well crafted, fully mature, vintage poetry. Not too many, perhaps too few, poems, as if unfinished. Almost perfect, where 'perfection' is vanity. I'm not giving it away again.
the monster
This slim volume of poems by novelist Hermann Hesse moves me as deeply now as it did when I was a teenaged boy some 45 years ago. The only difference in my appreciation for it is that I've gained precious life experience & grown over those decades, so that what was merely evocative & haunting to a boy is replete with meaning & feeling to an older (and presumably somewhat wiser) man.

As previous reviewers have noted, Hesse's soul springs from the rich soil of German Romanticism, which informs his life's work. These early poems, written at the beginning of the 20th Century, already anticipate the disasters to come, both political & spiritual. They're not didactic, they're not ideological -- they speak from the heart torn by sorrow & insight, and express that heart with quiet, agonized passion:

Now we are silent
And sing no songs any more,
Our pace grows heavy;
This is the night, that was bound to come.

Give me your hand,
Perhaps we still have a long way to go,
It's snowing, it's snowing.
Winter is a hard thing in a strange country.

Where is the time
When a light, a hearth burned for us?
Give me your hand!
Perhaps we still have a long way to go.

The literal, straightforward translation is by the gifted poet James Wright, and the original German text of each poem is provided on the facing pages. For those who cherish Hesse's novels, this is required reading -- but the same might be said for anyone who feels the pain of the world as it is, and the greater pain of knowing what it might be, if only, if only -- most highly recommended!
Olma
This is a dual- language book but I am not qualified to say anything about the quality of the translation. The translator James Wright in the preface to the work says he has gathered together poems around the theme of 'homesickness' Hesse was a spiritual wanderer most of his life. From an early age he did not feel at ease at home. There is a sense in which he seems to never really be at home in the universe . Hesse is a searcher and one who trembles at the mysterious feelings the hidden meanings given in Nature. Behind every material experience there is a sense of some wondrous spirituality. He is very much a person alone, but this does not prevent him from feeling into the feelings of another. The opening poem of this collection does this in a remarkable way as he senses what the feeling must be of an 'other' left behind. He in another poem speaks of the stages of life, and what it is to set out to a new world and how difficult to leave behind an old one. Hesse is a thinking poet and these poems are rich in suggestions of hidden meanings beyond the surfaces of our experience.
His poems give a feeling of Real Poetry.
Poems (Cape Editions) download epub
Poetry
Author: J. Wright,Hermann Hesse
ISBN: 0224005545
Category: Literature & Fiction
Subcategory: Poetry
Publisher: Jonathan Cape Ltd (June 17, 1971)
Pages: 80 pages