Educational Futures

From West to East and Back Again

An Educational Reading of Hermann Hesse’s Later Work

Authors: Roberts, Peter

  • Written by experts, Gives a modern approach, Comprehensive in Scope

Buy this book

eBook $49.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-94-6091-805-6
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
About this book

Of all the great Western novelists of the twentieth century, the German writer Hermann Hesse is arguably one of the most important for educationists. Paying particular attention to Hesse’s last novel, The Glass Bead Game, and its immediate predecessor, The Journey to the East, this book suggests that Hesse was a man of the West who turned to the idea of ‘the East’ in seeking to understand himself and his society. From these later texts a rich, complex theory of educational transformation emerges. From West to East and Back Again examines the role of dialogue and uncertainty in the transformative process, considers utopian and ritualistic elements in Hesse’s work, and explores the notion of education serving as a bridge between life and death. Hesse’s novels address philosophical themes and questions of enduring significance, and this book will appeal to all who share an interest in human striving and growth.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $49.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-94-6091-805-6
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Loading...

Recommended for you

Loading...

Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
From West to East and Back Again
Book Subtitle
An Educational Reading of Hermann Hesse’s Later Work
Authors
Series Title
Educational Futures
Series Volume
51
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Sense Publishers
Copyright Holder
SensePublishers
eBook ISBN
978-94-6091-805-6
DOI
10.1007/978-94-6091-805-6
Series ISSN
2214-9864
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
V, 101
Topics