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The Journey to the East, HERMANN HESSE, HILDA ROSNER

Author:    HERMANN HESSE, HILDA ROSNER

Title:   The Journey to the East

Binding:   Paper Back

Book Condition:   New

Publisher:    Picador 2003-02-01

ISBN Number:    0312421680 / 9780312421687

Seller ID:   20070607104458

In simple, mesmerizing prose, Hermann Hesse's "Journey to the East" tells of a journey both geographic and spiritual. H.H., a German choirmaster, is invited on an expedition with the League, a secret society whose members include Paul Klee, Mozart, and Albertus Magnus. 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. Yet the harmony that ruled at the outset of the trip soon degenerates into open conflict. Each traveler finds the rest of the group intolerable and heads off in his own direction, with H.H. bitterly blaming the others for the failure of the journey. It is only long after the trip, while poring over records in the League archives, that H.H. discovers his own role in the dissolution of the group, and the ominous significance of the journey itself.

Price = 12.00 USD



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