Beneath the Wheel

Beneath the Wheel

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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.

Publisher: New York : Picador, 2003, c1968
Edition: 1st Picador ed
ISBN: 9780312422301
031242230X
Branch Call Number: HES
Characteristics: 187 p. ;,21 cm
Additional Contributors: Roloff, Michael

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