Steppenwolf (Paperback)

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Steppenwolf By Hermann Hesse, Marlon James (Foreword by), David Horrocks (Translated by), David Horrocks (Afterword by) Cover Image
By Hermann Hesse, Marlon James (Foreword by), David Horrocks (Translated by), David Horrocks (Afterword by)
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Nobel Prize winner Hermann Hesse’s iconic countercultural novel about the search for authenticity in an inauthentic world, in a new translation and featuring a foreword by Marlon James, the New York Times bestselling author of Black Leopard, Red Wolf

A Penguin Classic

At first glance, Harry Haller seems like a respectable, educated man. In reality, he is the Steppenwolf: wild, strange, alienated from society, and repulsed by the modern age. But as he is drawn into a series of dreamlike and sometimes savage encounters—accompanied by, among others, Mozart, Goethe, and the bewitching Hermione—the misanthropic Haller undergoes a spiritual, even psychedelic, journey, and ultimately discovers a higher truth and the possibility of happiness.

This blistering portrait of a man who feels himself to be half human and half wolf was the bible of the 1960s counterculture, capturing the mood of a disaffected generation. It continues to resonate as a haunting story of estrangement, redemption, and the search for one’s place in the world.

About the Author

Hermann Hesse (1877­–1962) won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1946. His many books include Demian, Siddhartha, and Narcissus and Goldmund.

David Horrocks (translator) was a lecturer in German at Keele University. He wrote about and taught German modernism and the work of Hermann Hesse and Günter Grass and translated Hesse and Thomas Bernhard.

Marlon James (foreword) is the author of the New York Times bestsellers Black Leopard, Red Wolf―a finalist for the National Book Award―and Moon Witch, Spider King as well as the Man Booker Prize winner A Brief History of Seven Killings and the novels The Book of Night Women and John Crow’s Devil. A professor at Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota, he lives in New York City.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780143137825
ISBN-10: 0143137824
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Publication Date: September 10th, 2024
Pages: 288
Language: English