Klingsor’s Last Summer. By Hermann Hesse. Translated by Richard and Clara Winston. First American Edition, First Printing. Farrar, Straus, Giroux. New York, 1970.

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German author Hermann Hesse made lasting international contributions to literature. He is known for his narrative interests in spirituality, Eastern religions, and self-realization. His work captures some of the twentieth century’s preoccupations with Freudian and Jungian psychologies as well as religious cross-pollinations, especially those stemming from Buddhism and growing into European cultural thought. His most well known works are Siddhartha, Steppenwolf, and Demian. In 1946 he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature. In this slim novella, Klingsor’s Last Summer, a mature and practiced Hesse crafts a brilliant character study of his protagonist Klingsor, a dying painter who struggles with hedonist impulses despite desiring something more meaningful, a spiritual and creative clarity.

This first American edition, first printing is in near fine condition. In the original full cloth boards, fine. Text block near fine, only minor soiling to top edge. In the original dust jacket, near fine with only foxing and spotting to spine and back flap.

A near fine first American edition of Klingsor’s Last Summer.

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Klingsor’s Last Summer. By Hermann Hesse. Translated by Richard and Clara Winston. First American Edition, First Printing. Farrar, Straus, Giroux. New York, 1970.

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Weight 5 lbs
Dimensions 12 × 9 × 5 in