|Originally posted by Lira |
I read Siddharta once. Are his other books better? Because by the time I finished the book all I could think of was "Wait, that's it?"
The Glass Bead Game, Steppenwolf, Narcissus and Goldmund, and Demian are all very good. I haven't read Hesse since I was around 17, though.
"The revival in popularity of Hesse's works has been credited to their association with some of the popular themes of the 1960s counterculture (or hippie) movement. In particular, the quest-for-enlightenment theme of Siddhartha, Journey to the East, and Narcissus and Goldmund resonated with those espousing counter-cultural ideals."
I guess maybe that's why they never taught Hesse in school.