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Peter Camenzind

A Novel

Hermann Hesse; Translated by Michael Roloff


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ISBN10: 0312422636
ISBN13: 9780312422639

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208 Pages


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Peter Camenzind, a young man from a Swiss mountain village, leaves his home and eagerly takes to the road in search of new experience. Traveling through Italy and France, Camenzind is increasingly disillusioned by the suffering he finds around him; after failed romances and a tragic friendship, his idealism fades into crushing hopelessness. He finds peace again only when he cares for Boppi, an invalid who renews Camenzind's love for humanity and inspires him once again to find joy in the smallest details of everyday life.


Praise for Peter Camenzind

"Moving and profound. Hesse is a writer of suggestion, of nuance, of spiritual intimation."—The Christian Science Monitor

"Jeweled prose . . . There is a timelessness about fine writing, a truth that makes it stand. This is such a book."—The Fresno Bee

"A spiritual adventure."—The Cincinnati Enquirer

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About the author

Hermann Hesse; Translated by Michael Roloff

Hermann Hesse was born in Germany in 1877 and later became a citizen of Switzerland. As a Western man profoundly affected by the mysticism of Eastern thought, he wrote novels, stories, and essays bearing a vital spiritual force that has captured the imagination and loyalty of many generations of readers. His works include Steppenwolf, Narcissus and Goldmund, and The Glass Bead Game. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1946. Hermann Hesse died in 1962.

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