The Seasons of the Soul - The Poetic Guidance and Spiritual Wisdom of Herman Hesse

Author(s): Herman Hesse; Ludwig Max Fischer (Translator); Andrew Harvey (Foreword by)


"Vowing at an early age to be a poet or nothing at all, Hermann Hesse rebelled against formal education, focusing on a rigorous program of independent study that included literature, philosophy, art, and history. One result of these efforts was a series of novels that became counterculture bibles that remain widely influential today. Another was a body of evocative spiritual poetry. Published for the first time in English, these vivid, probing short works reflect deeply on the challenges of life and provide a spiritual solace that transcends specific denominational hymns, prayers, and rituals. The Seasons of the Soul offers valuable guidance in poetic form for those longing for a more meaningful life, seeking a sense of homecoming in nature, in each stage of life, in a renewed relationship with the divine. Extensive quotations from his prose introduce each theme addressed in the book- love, imagination, nature, the divine, and the passage of time. A foreword by Andrew Harvey reintroduces us to a figure about whom some may have believed everything had already been said. Thoughtful commentary throughout from translator Ludwig Max Fischer helps readers understand the poems within t


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General Fields

  • : 9781583943137
  • : North Atlantic Books
  • : North Atlantic Books
  • : October 2011
  • : 1 Centimeters X 15.7 Centimeters X 22.8 Centimeters
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Herman Hesse; Ludwig Max Fischer (Translator); Andrew Harvey (Foreword by)
  • : 136
  • : Paperback