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The Wanderer and His Shadow

Gunnar Decker

Translated by Peter Lewis

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$39.95 • £31.95 • €36.00

ISBN 9780674737884

Publication Date: 11/05/2018


800 pages

6-3/8 x 9-1/4 inches

40 photos


  • Introduction: Doppelgänger in a Straw Hat
  • 1. A Child’s Soul: Oppression and Rebellion
  • 2. The Self-Proclaimed Writer
  • 3. Awakening of Individuality
  • 4. At Home Crossing Borders
  • 5. Portrait of the Successful Artist as a Young Man Wandering beneath Clouds
  • 6. A New Beginning in Switzerland and the First World War
  • 7. Escape to Ticino: Making a Fresh Start and Falling to Earth in the South
  • 8. The Awakening of Steppenwolf
  • 9. Traveling to the East
  • 10. On the Nature of The Glass Bead Game: The Looming Presence of the Third Reich
  • 11. The Old Man of the Mountains: Hesse’s Continuing Journey Inward
  • Chronology
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

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