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The Resource Hermann Hesse's fictions of the self : autobiography and the confessional imagination, Eugene L. Stelzig

Hermann Hesse's fictions of the self : autobiography and the confessional imagination, Eugene L. Stelzig

Label
Hermann Hesse's fictions of the self : autobiography and the confessional imagination
Title
Hermann Hesse's fictions of the self
Title remainder
autobiography and the confessional imagination
Statement of responsibility
Eugene L. Stelzig
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This masterful synthesis of criticism and biography surveys all of Hermann Hesse's major works and many of his minor ones in relation to the intricate psychological design of his entire life history. Eugene Stelzig examines what it means to be an "autobiographical writer" by considering Hesse's fictions of the self as an exemplary instance of the relationship between life and art and between biography and autobiography. In a graceful and inviting style, he frees this major confessional writer from the confines of German culture and the status of "cult figure" of the 1960s, and situates him in the tradition of world literature and in a variety of literary, psychological, philosophical, and religious contexts. Three introductory chapters on autobiography and Hesse set the stage for a chronological study. Then follows a penetrating analysis of the balance between biographical fact and confessional fantasy in Hesse's long career, from the failed autobiography of his first literary success, Beneath the Wheel, through the protracted midlife crisis of the grotesque Steppenwolf period, to the visionary autobiography of his magisterial fictional finale, The Glass Bead Game. Originally published in 1988. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These paperback editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
E7B
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Stelzig, Eugene L
Index
index present
Language note
In English
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Princeton legacy library
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hesse, Hermann
  • Hesse, Hermann
  • Authors, German
  • Autobiographical fiction, German
  • Confession in literature
  • Self in literature
  • Autobiography
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • Authors, German
  • Autobiographical fiction, German
  • Autobiography
  • Confession in literature
  • Self in literature
  • Authors, German
  • Authors, German
  • Autobiographical fiction, German
  • Autobiographical fiction, German
  • Autobiography
  • Confession in literature
  • General Interest
  • Self in literature
  • various
  • Deutsche Literatur
Label
Hermann Hesse's fictions of the self : autobiography and the confessional imagination, Eugene L. Stelzig
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 315-336) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • V. Domestic Fictions
  • Vi. Hesse's Marriage of Heaven and Hell
  • VII. Ticino Legends of Saints and Sinners
  • VIII. Live(D) Fantasies
  • IX. Home to the Un-Becoming Self
  • Epilogue: Who is he?
  • Notes
  • Index
  • Frontmatter
  • Contents
  • Preface
  • Abbreviations
  • I. The Confessional Imagination
  • II. Life as Writing
  • III. Self-Will
  • IV. Autobiographical Beginnings
Control code
ocn889253451
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (361 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400859559
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.1515/9781400859559
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt73907k
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)889253451
Label
Hermann Hesse's fictions of the self : autobiography and the confessional imagination, Eugene L. Stelzig
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 315-336) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • V. Domestic Fictions
  • Vi. Hesse's Marriage of Heaven and Hell
  • VII. Ticino Legends of Saints and Sinners
  • VIII. Live(D) Fantasies
  • IX. Home to the Un-Becoming Self
  • Epilogue: Who is he?
  • Notes
  • Index
  • Frontmatter
  • Contents
  • Preface
  • Abbreviations
  • I. The Confessional Imagination
  • II. Life as Writing
  • III. Self-Will
  • IV. Autobiographical Beginnings
Control code
ocn889253451
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (361 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400859559
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.1515/9781400859559
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt73907k
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)889253451

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