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Published
New York : Picador 2003, c1968.
Edition
1st Picador ed
Language
English
German
Item Description
Originally published in Germany by S. Vischer Verlag under the title Unterm Rad, 1953. English translation c1968.
Physical Description
187 p. ; 21 cm
ISBN
031242230X
9780312422301
Main Author
Hermann Hesse, 1877-1962 (-)
Other Authors
Michael Roloff (-)
Review by Publisher Summary 1

Hans Giebernath, a promising young student from a respectable Black Forest village, feels stiffled by the dull uniformity of the academic system. Reprint.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

In Hermann Hesse's Beneath the Wheel, Hans Giebernath lives among the dull and respectable townsfolk of a sleepy Black Forest village. When he is discovered to be an exceptionally gifted student, the entire community presses him onto a path of serious scholarship. Hans dutifully follows the regimen of study and endless examinations, his success rewarded only with more crushing assignments. When Hans befriends a rebellious young poet, he begins to imagine other possibilities outside the narrowly circumscribed world of the academy. Finally sent home after a nervous breakdown, Hans is revived by nature and romance, and vows never to return to the gray conformity of the academic system.