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Wandering: Notes and Sketches.

Hesse, Hermann.

Published by Farrar Straus & Giroux, New York, 1972
ISBN 10: 0374286418 / ISBN 13: 9780374286415
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Title: Wandering: Notes and Sketches.

Publisher: Farrar Straus & Giroux, New York

Publication Date: 1972

Edition: First Printing of the First US Edition.


A Near Fine copy with a discreet owner name on the front pastedown hidden by jacket flap in a Fine unclipped dust jacket. In 1920, after settling in the Ticino mountain village of Montagnola, Hesse published Wandering, a love letter to this magic-garden world that can be read as a meditation on his attempt to begin a new life. His pure prose, his heartfelt lyricism, and his love for the old earth, for its blessings that renew themselves, all sing in this serene book. This selection of 23 brief meditations of self-discovery follows Hesse's journey of youthful yearning, romantic longing, tand impossible idealism, following a strenuous period in his personal life. The first German edition of Wandering included facsimiles of fourteen watercolor landscapes. Hesse's painting had blossomed in the southern countryside and he even toyed with the idea "that I might still succeed in escaping literature entirely and making a living at the more appealing trade of painter." Unfortunately, his original pictures for Wandering have disappeared; this edition reproduces in black-and-white the full-color reproductions of the 1920 edition. Bookseller Inventory # 25197

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