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  • Steppenwolfby Hermann Hesse

    Algora Publishing 2010; US$ 22.95

    Thomas Wayne presents a contemporary take on Hesse's classic story, so apt today, of the lone individual lost in the ironic good fortune and security of bourgeois banality and cultural conformity. Harry Haller has all the insight, all the leisure, all the material goods he needs, yet he is not at peace with his life. A potent combination of Eastern... more...

  • Gertrudeby Hermann Hesse

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2012; US$ 17.99

    With Gertrude , Herman Hesse continues his lifelong exploration of the irreconcilable elements of human existence. In this fictional memoir, the renowned composer Kuhn recounts his tangled relationships with two artists--his friend Heinrich Muoth, a brooding, self-destructive opera singer, and the gentle, self-assured Gertrude Imthor. Kuhn is drawn... more...

  • Knulpby Hermann Hesse

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2013; US$ 8.99

    First published in 1915, Knulp was Hesse's most popular book in the years before Demian . This is the first edition in English.   Knulp is an amiable vagabond who wanders from town to town, staying with friends who feed and shelter him. Consistently refusing to tie himself down to any trade, place, or person, he even deserts the companion who... more...

  • Rosshaldeby Hermann Hesse

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2013; US$ 17.99

    Rosshalde is the classic story of a man torn between obligations to his family and his longing for a spiritual fulfillment that can only be found outside the confines of conventional society. Johann Veraguth, a wealthy, successful artist, is estranged from his wife and stifled by the unhappy union. Veraguth?s love for his young son and his fear... more...

  • The Glass Bead Gameby Hermann Hesse

    Random House 2014; US$ 12.24

    In the remote Kingdom of Castalia, the scholars of the Twenty Third century play the Glass Bead Game. The elaborately coded game is a fusion of all human knowledge - of maths, music, philosophy, science, and art. Intrigued as a school boy, Joseph Knecht becomes consumed with mastering the game as an adult. As Knecht fulfils his life-long quest he... more...

  • Siddharthaby Hermann Hesse

    The Floating Press 1922; US$ 5.95

    Hermann Hesse wrote Siddhartha after he traveled to India in the 1910s. It tells the story of a young boy who travels the country in a quest for spiritual enlightenment in the time of Guatama Buddha. It is a compact, lyrical work, which reads like an allegory about the finding of wisdom. more...

  • Capitalism and the Political Economy of Work Timeby Christoph Hermann

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    John Maynard Keynes expected that around the year 2030 people would only work 15 hours a week. In the mid-1960s, Jean Fourastié still anticipated the introduction of the 30-hour week in the year 2000, when productivity would continue to grow at an established pace. Productivity growth slowed down somewhat in the 1970s and 1980s, but rebounded in the... more...

  • Die Kinder des Prometheusby Hermann Parzinger

    C.H. Beck 2014; US$ 35.28

    Die Geschichte des Menschen ist weit älter als die Erfindung der Schrift: Als der erste Frühmensch schöpferisch tätig wurde und einen Faustkeil formte, begann er zugleich seine Geschichte zu gestalten. Von diesem Zeitpunkt an nahm er unablässig Einfluss auf kulturhistorische und gesellschaftliche Verhältnisse und prägte die Lebensbedingungen während... more...

  • Zivilisationsdynamikby Hermann Lübbe

    Schwabe Verlag Basel 2014; US$ 52.99

    Religion als rationale Antwort auf die moderne Zivilisation? Die traditionsreiche literarische Gattung der Utopie tritt heute nahezu exklusiv als Schreckensutopie auf. Das ist ein gutes Zeichen. Statt Gewissheiten kommenden politischen Heils, das einst in den untergegangenen totalitären Systemen schrankenlos Aufopferungsbereitschaften einfordern liess,... more...

  • Dokumentation in der Mess- und Prüftechnikby Klaus Eden; Hermann Gebhard

    Springer 2014; US$ 39.99

    Das Buch vermittelt die Grundlagen fur die Auswertungen von Messdaten und der Dokumentation der Ergebnisse, wie sie in natur- oder ingenieurwissenschaftlichen Studiengangen angewandt werden. Im Teil ?Messen - Auswerten - Darstellen? werden die grundlegenden Methoden zur Aufbereitung von Messergebnissen behandelt. Dabei wird besonders Wert auf die Nutzung... more...