KAREN HESSE is the author of some fifteen books for children, and was recently awarded a prestigious MacArthur Foundation "Genius Grant" for her contribution to the literature of children and young adults. Her many novels have garnered considerable success, including the Sydney Taylor Award, the IRA/YA Award, 5 Notable Books for Children, 4 Best Books for Young Adults, and the Newbery Medal in 1998. Hesse has spent many years promotion her books to the school market, and is well-known in classrooms throughout the country. She and her husband, Randy, live in Brattleboro, Vermont.
Reviews - What do customers think about Lobo estepario?
poignant & personal: Hesse Jul 5, 2000
While I cannot comment on the Spanish editon, I can say that I've read the book in the original German and in English translation (I am studying Spanish and was pleased see this edition for sale in Guatemala when I was last there); This is a book I can strongly recommend for introverts, especially for sensitive, introspective readers in their early 20s who may be going through a personal intellectual crises of their own. When I first read this book it was as an exchange student (4th year college student) living in Germany, near the end of my 1 year stay, feeling especially isolated socially, overwhelmed by intellectual Weltschmerz, and depressed to the point of contemplating suicide. I'm glad I picked up this book and started reading it. Thankfully, Hesse's German prose reads lucidly and easily, and I recommend the original to students of the language if only for that. I so strongly identifed with the protagonist that I could not put the book down, and I literally credit the book with saving my life...It gave me comfort and hope, and gave me lots to think about. I remember reading the book later in English upon returning to my university's home campus after that year abroad for a German lit class. We did an interesting character comparision between Harry Haller of Steppenwolf and Josef K. from Kafka's The TRIAL. I can't remember the particulars now but the contrast of the two literary characters as an illumnation of the phenomena(s) of Modernism was especially intellectually gratifying. I can only hope the Spanish translation does it justice.
un libro sobre la busqueda espiritual May 16, 2000
este libro, como los otros de su autor, trata de la eterna busqueda del ser humano, esa busqueda que no cesa y que suele a veces ser causa de nuestras desgracias.era muy joven cuando lei este libro pero me senti identificado con el protagonista de la obra y me definia a mi mismo como un lobo de las estepas.creo haber superado esa etapa y si volviera a leerla no me identificaria tanto con el, pero es un libro y una etapa que debe pasarse y leerse ... LUIS MENDEZ
A prospecting delight Mar 27, 2000
If you are looking for buried literary treasure, it is here. You will need to walk and walk again through the pages, but the treasures are there...some obvious, some subtle, some not to be understood for years. Being of the age of Harry Haller, the questions ring the same for me, yet not quite as dark and depressing. But this was his Black and White world. Keep this book at hand as you grow. You will find further treasure as time goes on. It's a keeper
Excellent book Dec 26, 1999
Yet another masterpiece by Hesse. His keen insight into human nature and his truth seeking passion takes Hesse and his readers deep into the dualities of man and his struggle with himself. A brilliant work of fiction where Hesse, the mystic, draws his inspirations and his ideas from a wide range of topics; from world history to mythology and beyond the world of pure senses. Hermann Hesse at his best in the quest of superlative man and at the same time deeply conscious of the inherent limitations of human nature.
El Lobo Estepario/Steppenwolf is in Spanish Dec 25, 1999
Stupid me didn't realize this and ordered it. Just wanted to make sure anyone out there who's as stupid as myself wouldn't make the same mistake