1st Floor Show me where

FICTION/Hesse, Hermann
1 / 1 copies available
Location Call Number   Status
1st Floor FICTION/Hesse, Hermann Checked In
New York : Picador 2003, c1968.
1st Picador ed
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
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.