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Strange News from Another Star and Other Tales by Hermann Hesse (1973 UK Edition Paperback)


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Very Good condition used 1973 UK Paperback Edition.

Published by Jonathan Cape, London.
Author: Hermann Hesse.
Translator: Denver Lindley.
Jacket Design: Alan Tunbridge.
ISBN: 0224009087.
Approx. dims: 215mm h x 140mm w x 15mm d.

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Strange News from Another Star and Other Tales by Hermann Hesse

Condition and Description:

Very Good condition used 1973 UK Paperback Edition.

Published by Jonathan Cape, London.
Author: Hermann Hesse.
Translator: Denver Lindley.
Jacket Design: Alan Tunbridge.
ISBN: 0224009087.
Approx. dims: 215mm h x 140mm w x 15mm d.

Intact clean condition pictorial covers with slight rubbing and slight signs of handling. Intact spine. Cover illustration continues/ wraps around spine. 145 clean slightly tanned inside pages of English text, no inscriptions. Page ends slightly tanned. Image shown is actual book for sale.

Synopsis of Strange News from Another Star by Hermann Hesse:

(First English translation published in 1972 by Farrar, Straus & Giroux, NY, USA)

In 1919, the same year Demian was published, seven of these stories appeared in German as a book entitled Märchen (lit. Fairy Tales). This 1st edition in English has followed the arrangement Hesse made for the final collected edition of his works, where he added an 8th story, “Flute Dream”.

The new note so clear in Demian was 1st sounded, Hesse believed, in some of these tales written during 1913-18, the period that brought him into conflict with supporters of the war, with his country & its government, with conventional intellectual life, with every form of orthodoxy both in the world & in himself. Unlike his earlier work, from Peter Carmenzind thru Knulp, the stories in Strange News from Another Star don’t allow for an essentially realistic interpretation. They are concerned with dream worlds, the subconscious, magical thinking & the numinous experience of the soul. Their subject is the distilling of wisdom.

The stories are “Augustus”, “The Poet”, “Flute Dream”, “Strange News from Another Star”, “The Hard Passage”, “A Dream Sequence”, “Faldum” &–perhaps the masterpiece of the collection–“Iris”.

Also see our Poetry, Verse & Prose catalogue.