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Klingsor Hermann Hesse

Klingsor

Hermann Hesse

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167 pages
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Written over the course of a few weeks in July and August 1919, it was published in December 1919 in the Deutsche Rundschau. It was later published (by Samuel Fischer) in a volume which included Kinderseele and Klein und Wagner. The story is anMoreWritten over the course of a few weeks in July and August 1919, it was published in December 1919 in the Deutsche Rundschau. It was later published (by Samuel Fischer) in a volume which included Kinderseele and Klein und Wagner. The story is an account of the final months of the life of Klingsor, a forty-two-year-old expressionist painter. A lover of poetry, a heavy drinker and a womanizer, he spends his final summer in southern Italy, torn between sensuality and spirituality and troubled by feelings of impending death.