Home Hermann Hesse The Journey to the East. Books by Hermann Hesse. I. It was my destiny to join in a great experience. Having had the good fortune to belong to the League, I was permitted to be a participant in a unique journey. What wonder it had at the time!
Home Hermann Hesse The Journey to the East. The journey to the east, . What wonder it had at the time! How radiant and comet-like it seemed, and how quickly it has been forgotten and allowed to fall into disrespute. For this reason, I have decided to attempt a short description of this fabulous journey, a journey the like of which had not been attempted since the days of Hugo and mad Roland.
In simple, mesmerizing prose, Hermann Hesse's Journey to the East tells of a journey both geographic and spiritual. The participants traverse both space and time, encountering Noah's Ark in Zurich and Don Quixote at In simple, mesmerizing prose, Hermann Hesse's Journey to the East tells of a journey both geographic and spiritual.
Home Hermann Hesse The Journey to the East. Our Journey to the East and our League, the basis of our community, has been the most important thing, indeed the only important thing in my life, compared with which my own individual life has appeared completely unimportant. And now that I want to hold fast to and describe this most important thing, or at least something of it, everything is only a mass of separate fragmentary pictures which has been reflected in something, and this something is myself, and this self, this mirror, whenever I have gazed into it, has proved to be nothing but the uppermost surface of a. Finally, at the top of the immense building, we arrived at a garret-storey, which smelled of paper and cardboard, and all along the walls for many hundreds of yards protruded cupboard-doors, backs of books and bundles of documents: a gigantic archive, a vast chancery. Nobody took any notice of us; everyone was silently occupied.
Journey to the East is a short novel by German author Hermann Hesse. It was first published in German in 1932 as "Die Morgenlandfahrt". This novel came directly after his biggest international success, Narcissus and Goldmund.
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In simple, mesmerizing prose, Hermann Hesse tells of a journey both geographic and spiritual. and it was even more meaningful and profound than the first time when I was just starting out, fifty years ago, on my own journey.
Herman Hesse (1877-1962) was one of the most conscious spiritual seekers in his time . Leo disappears from the League in Book II, and with the passing of Leo, the League begins to have internal problems.
Herman Hesse (1877-1962) was one of the most conscious spiritual seekers in his time and one of the finest and most consistent European doves in an age of two world wars and an ethos of overt hawkishness and militarism. Was this what Hesse was doing in The Journey to the East? Hesse was much too subtle a thinker and wise a spiritual guide to slip into the tendency to romanticize the East and demonize the West. The East is a metaphor in this tract for the times for something much deeper and more substantive. The participants traverse both space and time, encountering Noah's Ark in Zurich and Don Quixote at Bremgarten. The pilgrims' ultimate destination is the East, the "Home of the Light," where they expect to find spiritual renewal
But I have had an experience, something has happened to me which I never expected-or no, did I not really expect it, did I not anticipate, hope for and really fear it? Yes, I did.
nge and improbable enough. I went to Seilergraben frequently, twenty times or more, at what I thought were favorable times, and often wandered past No. 69a, always with the thought, I shall try once more, and if there is nothing in it I shall not come again. Yet I went again and again, and the day before yesterday my wish was fulfilled. Oh, and what a fulfillment it was.