The journey to the East by Hesse, Hermann; Hesse, Hermann; Rosner, Hilda

By Hesse, Hermann; Hesse, Hermann; Rosner, Hilda

In basic, spell binding prose, Hermann Hesse's Journey to the East tells of a trip either geographic and religious. H.H., a German choirmaster, is invited on an day trip with the League, a mystery society whose contributors comprise Paul Klee, Mozart, and Albertus Magnus. The contributors traverse either house and time, encountering Noah's Ark in Zurich and Don Quixote at Bremgarten. The pilgrims' final vacation spot is the East, the "Home of the Light," the place they anticipate finding non secular renewal. but the concord that governed on the outset of the journey quickly degenerates into open clash. every one traveller unearths the remainder of the crowd insupportable and heads off in his personal course, with H.H. bitterly blaming the others for the failure of the adventure. it's only lengthy after the journey, whereas poring over files within the League documents, that H.H. discovers his personal function within the dissolution of the crowd, and the ominous importance of the adventure itself.

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It is the doubt that arose during the search for Leo in the valley of Morbio. ” We recall examples of participants in the World War who, although by no means short of facts and attested stories, must at times have entertained the same doubts. III Since I wrote the foregoing, I have pondered over my project again and again and tried to find a way out of my difficulty. I have not found a solution. I am still confronted by chaos. But I have vowed not to give in, and in the moment of making this vow a happy memory passed through my mind like a ray of sunshine.

It was said that they were in possession of Hugo’s horn, and among them were my friends the poet Lauscher and the artists Klingsor and Paul Klee; they spoke of nothing else but Africa and the captured princess, and their Bible was the book of the deeds of Don Quixote, in whose honor they thought of making their way across Spain. It was very pleasant whenever we met one of these groups, to attend their feasts and devotions and to invite them to ours, to hear about their deeds and plans, to bless and know them on parting; they went their way, we went ours.

Remember, you vowed to keep silent about the secret of the League to unbelievers. ” “I have forgotten something! I have forgotten nothing,” cried the young man, but became uncertain, and as the Speaker turned his back on him and withdrew to the tent, he suddenly ran quickly away. We were sorry, but the days were crammed so full with events that I quickly forgot him. But it happened some time later, when none of us thought about him any more, that we heard the inhabitants of several villages and towns through which we passed, talk about this same youth.

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