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For at least three decades so far View 1 comment. Nov 08, Justin rated it liked it. Dec 06, Bobby rated it it was ok. Fans of Hesse's later novels such as Steppenwolf and Magister Ludi will be disappointed and bored by the mostly dull stories in this collection. Many of them are not even stories in the sense of having a plot; rather, they are summaries of the broad arc of the characters' lives which read like short biographies. With little dialogue and few scenes set in specific times and places, reading this book sometimes feels like drudgery. Still more disappointing is Hesse's surprisingly reactionary attitu Fans of Hesse's later novels such as Steppenwolf and Magister Ludi will be disappointed and bored by the mostly dull stories in this collection.
Still more disappointing is Hesse's surprisingly reactionary attitudes towards science and rationality. He depicted scientists and other rationalists as melancholy, spiritually and morally barren lost souls one character even commits suicide after figuring out that god does not exist. One hundred years ago that may have seemed profound but now it's just profoundly ignorant. The one positive feature is the occasional great observation, such as "our written language is now no better than a beggar's jargon, destitute and louse-infested, that all beautiful, rare, rich, highly-evolved forms have disappeared", which perfectly describes our culture of text messaging and internet comments.
Nov 29, Max Berman rated it it was amazing Shelves: reviews. Blown away by 26 of them and feel that the fault must lie with myself regarding the other two. These are an eclectic set but some grapple with whole lives in the style of some of his novels. The more singular take the perspective of animals or even a geographic location while others refer to his memories.
Stories of Five Decades
Finished with the regret that I had not picked this up long ago so that the stories would have now been read many times over. Jul 20, Cornelia rated it really liked it Shelves: O colectie clasica de povestiri de Hermann Hesse care pot fi citite la umbra unui pom intr-un hamac cu o ceasca de cafea in mana zambind usor. Jul 13, Victor Fabien rated it liked it. I personally found the stories to be a bit of a mixed bag, with some being really engaging, and others being more forgettable.
Jan 07, Zantaeus Glom rated it it was amazing. Absolutely glorious selection of prose. Mar 03, D'artagnan rated it really liked it. Today I lunched beneath a giant plum tree that showered blossoms down when the wind blew, watched a lone bee collect nectar while breathing in the warm air with my shirt cast aloof on a nearby bench, faded wood with green metal. This book came straight to me, fluttering pages tuned to bee buzz blue sky, freshly tilled soil.
Tried to reread this book a while ago, couldn't make it through again though the stories still were dear to me, maybe too nostalgic, too soon to reread, who knows. I see the Today I lunched beneath a giant plum tree that showered blossoms down when the wind blew, watched a lone bee collect nectar while breathing in the warm air with my shirt cast aloof on a nearby bench, faded wood with green metal. I see the language as elegant and artful, but the one friend that I gave a copy to called it archaic and wasn't as delighted with the white wine drunken bees buzzing afternoons of my carefully waxed memories as am I.
Stories of Five Decades - Hermann Hesse - Google книги
So shocking, these points of view! Vague recollections of reading it in a secluded Stanford tree fort, time stolen from thesis completion, precious and youthful.
Nov 13, piratemoon rated it liked it. These stories were, well, nice. Dreamy, easy to read, something to pass the time. But I didn't see the development in style that 'Stories of Five Decades' would suggest. There was nothing particularly inspiring about the language - possibly this was to do with the translation. I'd not say no, but nor would I go of my way to read it again. Preferred Siddartha. Maybe closer to 2. Erratic in interest and quality, given the lengthy span they represent--in fact I couldn't make myself finish two of the earliest three.
Hesse's strength in the novel in unquestioned; these stories aren't worth the effort. Oct 29, Jamie rated it it was amazing. Hesse rarely ceases to amaze me, and I strongly recomment this one. My favourite book of his would be Rosshalde though. Shelves: literature.
Short Stories: Five Decades
This original collection of Hesse stories was read in the midst of my efforts to obtain and read everything I could find by him. Like most short story collections, it's hard to rate. Bogdi rated it really liked it Aug 09, Account Suspended rated it it was amazing Jul 20, Martin Doy rated it really liked it Jun 11, James Sass rated it really liked it Aug 23, Ecaterina Dochian rated it it was amazing Oct 02, John Dalzell rated it really liked it Dec 29, Thomas Polese rated it really liked it Jan 26, Jay rated it liked it Aug 01, Blaine rated it really liked it Jan 23, This took me a year and half to read.
Worth every minute!