A New Translation
Shambhala Publications, Compact Disc, 9781590305515, 4pp.
Publication Date: April 8, 2008
4 CDs, 5 hours, unabridged.
During World War I Hesse worked to supply German prisoners of war with reading materials and expressed his pacifist leanings in antiwar tracts and novels. Hesse's lifelong battles with depression drew him to study Freud during this period and, later, to undergo analysis with Jung. His first major literary success was the novel "Demian" (1919).
When Hesse's first marriage ended, he moved to Montagnola, Switzerland, where he created his best-known works: "Siddhartha "(1922), "Steppenwolf "(1927), "Narcissus and Goldmund " (1930), "Journey to the East "(1932), and "The Glass Bead Game " (1943). Hesse won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1946. He died in 1962 at the age of eighty-five.
"Filled with timeless truths and told so beautifully with images that burn deep into your being, Hesse's novel speaks powerfully to every generation of spiritual seekers. A fresh translation of Siddhartha that offers greater authenticity than any other translation—while still preserving the unique beauty of the original prose."— Branches of Light